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Monday, March 27, 2017
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.
Women leaders for archdiocese embrace their ‘feminine genius’
In his 1988 apostolic letter “O
n the Dignity and Vocation of Women,”
Pope St. John Paul II spoke about the “feminine genius” and the gratitude that the Church expresses for the faith, hope and charity of women throughout history. In giving themselves to others every day, women fulfill their vocation, St. John Paul II wrote.
St. Patrick celebrated on feast day, at downtown church that bears his name
As people walked down 10
street in Washington to St. Patrick’s Church on March 17, they were greeted by Irish dancing, bagpipe music, and men in kilts handing out programs for the Mass celebrating the Solemnity of St. Patrick. Onlookers stopped to clap along, take videos, and in some cases even join in with the dancing.
At Mass, Bishop-elect Campbell says he wants to ‘help my fellow pilgrims’ journey toward God
Just hours after Pope Francis named him as a new auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Washington, Bishop-elect Roy Campbell celebrated Mass for the staff of the archdiocese’s administrative offices, alongside Cardinal Donald Wuerl and the two other auxiliary bishops of Washington, Bishop Barry Knestout and Bishop Mario Dorsonville.
Rice Bowls offer Catholics a way to help the poor in other countries and locally
A parish dinner ministry that feeds up to 100 homeless individuals in Washington, D.C. on a daily basis and a program that ensures nearly 60 low-income Catholic school students in Southern Maryland receive a free nutritious lunch every day are just two examples of services in the Archdiocese of Washington directly funded through Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl local grants.
At Lenten rite, Cardinal Wuerl welcomes people preparing to enter Church at Easter
As she stood in front of the crowded Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on March 5 to declare her intent to enter the Catholic Church at Easter, Amanda Parsh was on the verge of tears.
5 ways to discover ‘Lent’
Even though we all know we've entered the season of Lent, I suggest if you look a little closer you can find “Lent” in places that you might never have noticed.
New priest appointments
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, announced the following appointments this week. They are effective as indicated.
Religious men and women gather for Mass to celebrate jubilee anniversaries
The Archdiocese of Washington honored 16 religious women and men who are celebrating jubilee anniversaries with a Mass at the St. Ursula Chapel in the archdiocese’s Pastoral Center on Feb. 5. The principal celebrant was Cardinal Donald Wuerl.
At adult and family rally and Mass, people encouraged to support unborn and mothers
At the Adult and Family Rally and Mass for Life on Jan. 27 preceding the 44th annual March for Life, participants were encouraged to be people of prayer and action, standing up for the dignity of all life, unborn and born, and supporting women facing crisis pregnancies.
In visit to seminary, pope’s representative offers encouragement to next generation of priests
Celebrating Mass during his first visit to the Saint John Paul II Seminary in Washington, Archbishop Christophe Pierre – the apostolic nuncio to the United States – emphasized several themes that have become hallmarks of Pope Francis’s papacy.
Archdiocese to host three rallies and Masses before March for Life
Because of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump with its parade and festivities, this year’s archdiocesan Rally and Mass For Life and the annual national March for Life will be held Jan. 27, about a week later than usually held.
Carroll’s Charlene Howard teaches social justice as a lifelong work of faith
On the day after Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Charlene Howard’s social justice class at Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington would reflect on the civil rights leader’s legacy, by hearing a recording of his soaring oratory, but first, they prayed.
‘Catholics in Annapolis’ event planned for Feb. 15
On Wednesday Feb. 15, the Maryland Catholic Conference will host “Catholics in Annapolis” from 3-8 p.m., which will provide the opportunity for people to learn about the issues of importance to Catholics, to visit their legislators’ offices, and gather with bishops, Catholic leaders, and all members of the General Assembly at a reception in the Miller Senate Office Building.
Women from archdiocese to pray rosary to celebrate feminine genius
Women from the Archdiocese of Washington are gathering via Facebook Live to pray a rosary in thanksgiving for the gift of the feminine genius and for the grace to become guardians of culture on Jan. 21 at 9:30 a.m.
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