There’s been some talk on other blogs recently about Bishop Donald Wuerl of Pittsburgh being considered to replace Cardinal Theodore McCarrick in Washington. The rumor may or may not turn out to be true (which is the nature of rumors, is it not?), but I have to note that Wuerl has been rumored for nearly every significant episcopal appointment since 1989. I’ve heard his name mentioned in connection with Denver, Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis, you name it.
Somebody really likes Wuerl and wants to promote. So far, it hasn’t been Pope John Paul. Maybe Pope Benedict has a different view. We’ll see. In any case, I think it would be an improvement for DC.