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ARCHDIOCESE OF WASHINGTON
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Thursday, March 26, 2015
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  • White House confirms Pope Francis will meet with President Obama there in September

    The White House has announced that Pope Francis will meet with President Obama when the Holy Father visits Washington in September.

  • At conference, saints seen as examples for today’s women
    Among the hundreds of churches in the eternal city of Rome are a few named after the women who originally lived there, who opened their homes so that worshippers could break bread with one another, Cardinal Wuerl told the more than 400 women gathered at the Archdiocese of Washington’s Women's Conference on March 21. As guardians of the hearth, women throughout the years have had the “privileged place of passing on the faith,” he said during the homily at Church of the Resurrection in Burtonsville. Commenting on the theme of the conference: “Gathering the Wisdom of Women: Water to Wine,” he urged each of the women to “never diminish in your own mind the importance of your wisdom.”
  • Bishop-elect Dorsonville praised as a man of prayer and a priest for the poor

     On the morning when Pope Francis announced that he had named Father Mario Dorsonville as an auxiliary bishop for Washington, the new bishop’s first public appearances came at a special Mass and then a press conference at the headquarters of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, where the priest known as a man of prayer and for his service to the poor has worked in recent years as the agency’s vice president for mission, while also heading the archdiocese’s Spanish Catholic Center.

    
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  • Cardinal celebrates Mass for residents of Maryland correctional facility
    On many weekends, Cardinal Wuerl as archbishop of Washington celebrates Mass at parishes in the nation’s capital and five surrounding Maryland counties. On March 22, he celebrated Mass for the fifth Sunday of Lent for Catholic inmates at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Boyds, Md. 
  • Before performing ‘Dead Man Walking,’ DeMatha hosts the nun who inspired the story
    When Sister Helen Prejean agreed to be pen pals with death row inmate Patrick Sonnier, she had no idea she would spiritually minister to him and then witness his death, or that her story would become the basis for the critically acclaimed film “Dead Man Walking,” or that universities and high schools all over the country would perform the play, including DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville. 
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