Catholic Publisher Cancels Cardinal Wuerl’s Book After Sex Abuse Report

Ave Maria Press is “indefinitely” postponing the publication of Cardinal Donald Wuerl’s book on the Catholic faith in the wake of the Pennsylvania grand jury report implicating him in sex-abuse cover-ups as bishop of Pittsburgh.

Moreover, the book’s “unfortunate” and “ironic” title has not escaped notice of Wuerl’s critics.

Called “What Do You Want to Know?: A Pastor’s Response to the Most Challenging Question about the Catholic Faith,” the book has a foreword by Cardinal Daniel Dinardo of Galveston-Houston, and was to be released October 5, 2018.

The current archbishop of Washington and successor of now-disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Wuerl’s name is mentioned 206 times in the grand jury report. The report documents that Wuerl knew about predatory priests and shuffled them to different dioceses.

“We didn’t feel it was appropriate to release the book at this time,” said Stephanie Sibal, senior publicist for Ave Maria Press, an Indiana-based apostolate of the Congregation of Holy Cross.

“Cardinal Wuerl’s book has been postponed indefinitely,” she told LifeSiteNews in an email.

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