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Friday, April 28, 2017
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  • New bishop known for answering God’s call, ‘whenever and wherever it comes’
    Family, friends and parishioners of Bishop Roy Campbell say they were overjoyed when the pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Largo was named a bishop and say they are certain he will be a good shepherd to the people of the Archdiocese of Washington.
  • Following God’s call wherever it leads him
    When Father Roy Edward Campbell Jr., the pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Largo, learned that Pope Francis named him an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Washington, among those most surprised by the March 8 announcement was the new bishop himself.
  • Bishop Roy Campbell ordained as auxiliary bishop for Washington
    At a Mass marked by joy and thanksgiving, Cardinal Donald Wuerl ordained Bishop Roy Edward Campbell Jr. as a new auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Washington on April 21 at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle.
  • Coat of Arms of Bishop Roy Edward Campbell, Jr.
    The greater portion of Bishop Campbell’s coat of arms is derived from the arms of Saint Edward the Confessor, the bishop’s second baptismal patron, with the “difference” that the original “cross fleuretty” is replaced with a “cross bottony” quartered in gold and silver, taken from the arms of the Archdiocese of Washington.
  • Catholic Standard to sponsor Fatima pilgrimage
    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. And, to mark this special centennial, the Catholic Standard is sponsoring a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage to the holy site on the exact date of the famous “miracle of the sun.”
  • Interfaith and government leaders gather for symposium to seek unity in the country
    Interfaith and government leaders gathered together at St. Anselm’s Abbey in Washington on March 30 to discuss ways to create unity in the country. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the archbishop emeritus of Washington, and Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the apostolic nuncio to the United States, were among those in attendance.
  • Member of D.C. Air National Guard prepares to enter the Church at Easter
    Every morning before she heads out the door to protect the United States’ national security, Lesley Gore wakes up at 3 a.m. to make her bed, say a rosary and read the daily readings.
  • Five ways to understand forgiveness
    Forgiveness is essential to being His disciple, and often it can be the hardest part of following Him.  Heaven is a no-grudge zone, so here are five ways to understand forgiveness.
  • Refreshing our souls
    As a priest, I am required to go on a retreat at least once a year, and I am grateful. They are wonderful opportunities to step back from our daily ministries, reflect upon our relationship with God and hopefully increase our devotion to the Lord. These are always spiritually enriching and much-needed experiences.
  • Faith, Deafness and Disabilities Conference focuses on self-advocacy
    Being deaf is a gift from God, said Gregory Hlibok, the keynote speaker for the seventh annual Faith, Deafness, and Disabilities Conference, held at Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville on April 1.
  • Couple participates in New Evangelization through marriage preparation course
    Couples going through marriage preparation are in the midst of spending long hours planning the details of their wedding day, with “the dress, and the glitz and glitter,” said Krisanne Murphy, but she added, “There is a real life in a marriage.”
  • University of Maryland student will enter the Church after discovering God is ‘always listening’
    Briony Waite, who is double majoring in psychology and criminal justice, is now one of the 1,118 people in the Archdiocese of Washington who will enter the Catholic Church this Easter, after she completes an accelerated version of RCIA.
  • On woman’s journey of faith, skepticism gave way to appreciating ‘how beautiful and loving the Church is’
    One of the people most surprised by Alice LaCour’s decision to become a Catholic is Alice LaCour herself. The 30-year-old lawyer, who said she was raised “Protestant, but not any particular denomination,” said there was a time when she was not interested in Catholicism.
  • Are we overlooking one of the pillars of Lent?
    Throughout Lent, we continue to hear much about the three pillars of this season that draw us closer to God: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. I think most of us are more comfortable with the first two but may not understand as fully the idea of giving alms.
  • Pro-life women offer a different vision of feminism
    Hundreds of thousands of people flooded Washington for the Jan. 21 Women’s March to stand up for the equality of women and other marginalized groups. Planned Parenthood sponsored the march, and the event organizers would not allow any pro-life women’s groups to co-sponsor, which left many pro-life feminists feeling confused and excluded.
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