Theodore Edgar Cardinal McCarrick Theodore Edgar Cardinal McCarrick
Function:
Archbishop of Washington, D.C., USA
Title:
Cardinal Priest of Santi Nereo e Achilleo
Birthdate:
Jul 07, 1930
Country:
USA
Elevated:
Feb 21, 2001
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English Cardinal encourages more respect and civility this Christmas
Jan 07, 2006
"Happy Holidays" or "Merry Christmas." Whatever greeting is used, the Archbishop of Washington wants people to celebrate without creating battle lines.

(Associated Press, Dec 23 2005) WASHINGTON - Cardinal Theodore McCarrick says Christmas should be a time for people across the country and the world to recommit to working together to solve problems, and simply be more civil to each other.

The Catholic leader says people shouldn't be afraid to fully celebrate and extend greetings. McCarrick says people should say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Hanukkah." And, as he puts it: "To people who have no faith we should say 'Happy Holidays.'"

McCarrick adds he doesn't think anyone should say you can't say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Hanukkah." He says "That is being narrow minded and not having respect for people."
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