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Friday, May 29, 2015
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  • Poverty summit seeks solutions
    Taking a shared responsibility for the plight of all America’s children and making the elimination of poverty a national priority were two of themes that ran through the three day Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit on Overcoming Poverty held at Georgetown University in Washington, where President Barrack Obama spoke on the morning of May 12.  The event was hosted by Georgetown’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life and the National Association of Evangelicals.
  • Iraqi sister’s plea is for her fellow Christians to be able to go home
    Two days after giving riveting testimony to a congressional committee about the persecution of Christians by ISIS in her home country of Iraq, Dominican Sister Diana Momeka met with Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who promised her his continued prayers and solidarity.
  • DC Catholic leaders confirm papal Mass at basilica
    On the steps of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the spot where Pope Francis will canonize Father Junipero Serra at an open-air Mass in September, Cardinal Wuerl, archbishop of Washington was joined by Monsignor Walter Rossi, the rector of the basilica, and John Garvey, president of The Catholic University of America to talk to a group of students from Catholic University’s School of Architecture and Planning program. The archdiocese, basilica and Catholic University confirmed this week that the Holy Father would be celebrating Mass at the basilica during his visit to Washington.
    
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  • 5 ways to have another First Holy Communion
    In parishes across the world, May is the month of First Holy Communion. Little girls in their white veils and boys in their suits are lining up to receive the most amazing gift they will ever be given, Jesus truly present in the Eucharist. 
  • Boston cardinal ‘comes home’ to St. Matthew’s Cathedral
    The Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, Washington, D.C. – which this year celebrates its 175th anniversary – is not only the official seat of the Archbishop of Washington and at the center of decades of Catholic history in the nation’s capital, but it is also a place that remains close to the heart of Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley. 
  • Cardinal’s Mass celebrates Our Lady of Vietnam Parish’s 25th anniversary
    At an April 12 Mass marking the 25th anniversary of Our Lady of Vietnam Parish in Silver Spring, Cardinal Wuerl praised the parish’s legacy of faith and determination.  
  • Pope urges engaged couples to take time, be open to God’s surprises
    Couples who are seeking to marry, even those who have lived together, should value their engagement period as a time to grow in mature love and in profound knowledge of each other, said Pope Francis. The pope urged couples not to rush into marriage. Maturation in love before marriage is a slow process, in which none of the steps should be skipped, Pope Francis told people at his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square.  
  • Kinds of Prayer (Prayer 2, Part I)
    The great distinction in the prayer life of the Church is between her public prayer — the Liturgy — and all forms of private prayer.  Liturgical prayer is the prayer of the whole Church, of the family of God, united with Christ. 
  • New Superintendent named for Archdiocese of Washington
    Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, has named William H. Ryan as superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of Washington. The appointment is effective July 1. Ryan currently serves as the employee performance and evaluation officer in Prince George’s County Public Schools. 
  • Tips for picture perfect wedding photos and a stress-free day
    Many of the keys to having a successful wedding day, to getting wedding photos you truly love, and to enjoying the celebration of your marriage to the fullest are the same. Here are a few tips for ensuring that the photography at your wedding turns out as wonderful as the day itself. 
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