Cardinal Donald Wuerl Statement on the State of the Union

January 25, 2011

The following statement is from Washington Archbishop Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl on the invitation by Speaker of the House, John Boehner to be a guest for the president’s State of the Union address:

“I am honored to be a guest of Speaker John Boehner at this evening’s State of the Union address and to accompany some of the children who attend our schools and their parents. The Speaker has been a steadfast supporter of educational opportunities for all children in the District of Columbia. Here in Washington, the Church has helped to ensure that the District’s most at-risk children receive a quality education. We are grateful to Speaker Boehner for his continuing support for these children that they may not only receive an excellent education but also may have hope for the future. It is difficult to envision what could outweigh the futures and hopes of the young people of this city.”

Chieko Noguchi
Office of Communications
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