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By Dan Weil and Kathleen Walter
“Christmas is always a wonderful time of the year because it’s a time when people instinctively, intuitively turn to family,” Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, DC. tells Newsmax TV. “They also turn to the whole experience of love in their lives. And we come together as family, because we love our family.”
But our own family is only part of the equation, Wuerl stresses.
“It’s a reminder to us that we’re part of a bigger family, God’s family,” Wuerl says. “We’re called to love not only just the members of our family, but all of those around us.”
Wuerl is known nationally for his teaching ministry and for his efforts on behalf of Catholic education. He serves on numerous national and international bodies and is chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and chancellor of The Catholic University of America.