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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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Archdiocese of Washington statement on D.C. Circuit’s denial of rehearing in its legal challenge to the HHS Mandate
The Archdiocese of Washington and its co-plaintiffs are disappointed that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has denied our Petition for Rehearing in our ongoing legal challenge to the HHS Mandate.
Cardinal Wuerl issuing a new pastoral letter on Catholic identity
On Pentecost Sunday, May 24, Cardinal Wuerl is issuing a new pastoral letter,
Catholic Identity in an Age of Challenge.
That day, the text
of the pastoral letter will be available on the Archdiocese of Washington’s website at adw.org, and the text will be printed in the upcoming June 4 edition of the
Archbishop from Syria pleads for his people during Washington visit
At evening vespers on May 1, Archbishop Jean-Clement Jeanbart of Aleppo, Syria, cried out for help to the great evangelist St. Paul: “You owe us your conversion, your baptism! Now we need you to ask the Lord for a miracle,” he said in front of the crowd gathered at the
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 175
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 25
anniversary of Our Lady of Vietnam Parish in Silver Spring, Cardinal Wuerl praised the parish’s legacy of faith and determination.
Police follow Jesus in seeking to serve, defend others, says pope
Police officers follow Jesus’ path in serving and defending others, rather than seeking to be served, said Pope Francis.
The pope met May 21 with members of the Italian state police and with the family members of officers who died in service.
DC Catholic leaders confirm papal Mass at basilica
Pope says Year of Mercy will be time to heal, to help, to forgive
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.
Examples of Prayer (Prayer 1, Part II)
In new book, Cardinal Wuerl encourages Catholics to open their hearts to Holy Spirit
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.
Class of 2015 valedictorian Julián Nelson found faith and community at Archbishop Carroll
Patron saint’s spirit remains close to the heart of senior at Don Bosco Cristo Rey
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.
World Youth Day 2016 in Poland will offer ‘Message of Mercy’
Men encouraged to emulate example of Jesus’s love and sacrifice
St. John the Evangelist Altar Dedication
National Memorial Mass for the Archdiocese of the Military Services, USA
Annual Blue Mass
Ordination of Mario Dorsonville to the Order of Bishops
St. Elizabeth School World Record Attempt
Our Lady of Vietnam 25th Anniversary
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