The pro-life Catholic represented the state of Nebraska since 2005.
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The archdiocese said that the Pope had instructed the 65-year-old cardinal to resume his ministry on March 2.
The Holy See press office said on Dec. 23 that the dicastery’s leaders had left their mandates in the Pope’s hands following the end of their five-year terms, which began when the dicastery was created in 2016.
COMMENTARY: Who would want a position where the gossip of others leads to a downfall, even if the Holy Father protests the ‘injustice’ while accepting the resignation?
The Pope’s decision comes within a week of the 70-year-old archbishop’s request to have Pope Francis decide his future out of a concern to preserve the unity of his archdiocese amid the controversy.
In a brief video message to the diocese on Sept. 29, Bishop Brennan said: “If you will be patient with me, I promise to give you my all.”
COMMENTARY: He will not be greatly missed, but his significance should not be overlooked.
COMMENTARY: The only way to make the workplace, the movie studio, the sports arena and even the Church free from sexual misdeeds is to reject the toxic ideology of the sexual revolution once and for all.
The cardinal, who was appointed archbishop in 2007 by Benedict XVI, said that he remains in shock over the depth of the abuse crisis.
The Pope is currently hospitalized after undergoing a surgery July 4 to remove part of his colon, fueling reports that health reasons could have prompted Francis to take this step.