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Wednesday, March 04, 2015
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  • Catholics bring light of Christ to D.C. streets at first Light the City event
    On a dark winter evening, the Light the City banner fastened to the doors of the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington displayed a verse from John 1:5: “The light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not overcome it.” Inside the cathedral at the vigil Mass on Saturday Feb. 28, young adults sang the words, “Christ be our light, shine in our hearts, shine through the darkness.” They then went out into the city carrying votive candles bearing the image of Christ and saints like Pope John Paul II, and asked strangers to escape the cold of the night, if only for a moment, to light a candle for peace inside the cathedral. “The [concept] reminds me of the theology behind Christmas,” said young adult Andrea Ulrich, “Of introducing light in the darkness.”
  • Cardinal Wuerl encourages Catholic Terps to strengthen their faith during Lent

    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.

  • Cardinal Wuerl presides at liturgy for people entering Church at Easter
    Presiding over the first of two annual Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion liturgies, Cardinal Donald Wuerl told those preparing to enter the Catholic Church at Easter that their decision to become Catholic “is one of the most powerful and inspiring manifestations of the Holy Spirit alive and well in our community.”
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  • 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.

  • From before the time that Washington, D.C., became our nation’s capital, Catholic institutions in what is now the District of Columbia have served the common good through educational and charitable outreach. 
  • 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."

  • Living the Commandments in our Heart
    Actions often speak louder than words. Even as youngsters we knew that we would often be judged by what we actually did rather than by what we said we would do. In the New Testament, Jesus raises the question about who really did the will of the father, the son who said he would and didn’t or the son who said he wouldn’t and did (cf. Matthew 21:28-31). 
  • ‘Teaching Together’
    Anna Allen is a young Marylander with sandy brown hair and a passion for her faith. On Sundays she teaches kindergartners and first graders catechism at Ascension Catholic Church in Bowie. During the week, she enjoys playing video games and taking care of her two birds, three gerbils and a cat named Tigger.

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