Even an hour before Wednesday evening Mass on Feb. 25, the Catholic Student Center (CSC) at the University of Maryland in College Park was teeming with activity. In the Great Hall students as well as volunteers from St. Philip the Apostle Parish in Camp Springs prepared for the pasta and chili dinner. The smell wafted into the chapel, where a dozen or so students wrote in journals and knelt before the tabernacle.
In Matthew 25:40, Jesus told the crowd, “Amen, I say to you, whatsoever you do for the least of my brothers, you do unto me.” Inspired by these words, sculptor Timothy Schmalz created a bronze statue of Jesus-- homeless and asleep on a park bench, which now sits outside of the headquarters of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington.
Holy Cross Father Theodore M. Hesburgh, who led the University of Notre Dame
through a period of dramatic growth during his 35 years as president and held
sway with political and civil rights leaders, died Feb. 26 at the age of 97.
WASHINGTON — Opposition to the legalization of marijuana is on "the side of science and the side of fact," said William J. Bennett, a former U.S. secretary of education and former federal "drug czar."