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Sunday, March 01, 2015
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  • 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.

  • ‘Gateway to a life of grace’
    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.”
  • Cardinal Wuerl blesses new statue of homeless Jesus outside Catholic Charities’ building

    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.

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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."

  • Cathedral of St. Matthew kicks off 175th anniversary with prayer service
    The Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, which was founded in 1840, kicked off its 175th anniversary celebration with a Jan. 25 Ecumenical Choral Vespers held during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. 
  • During his State of the State address on Feb. 4, newly inaugurated Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan expressed his support for school choice and the Education Tax Credit, which would allow businesses to donate to education related non-profits, like Catholic schools, in exchange for tax credit. 
  • Early Saturday morning, January 10, Msgr. John Macfarlane of St. Elizabeth Parish in Rockville was working in his office when he smelled smoke coming from the outside. He quickly called the fire department to quell the flames that damaged about one fourth of the parish office building. Due to the extreme cold, one firefighter was injured slipping on ice at the scene, but the fire harmed no one else. 

  • 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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