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Thursday, February 23, 2017
Vatican invites experts to promote safe, accessible water for everyone
A special gathering of policy experts, government officials, religious leaders, scholars, and development and social justice advocates was looking at ways to guarantee water that is safe and more accessible to the world's people.
Heeding 'call to discipleship' seen as key to efforts to build up church
Will pastoral leaders simply parrot Pope Francis as they explore new ways to build up the church, or truly "deny" themselves and follow the example of Christ, regardless of the consequences?
Maryland House of Delegates holds hearing for End of Life Option Act
The Maryland House of Delegates’ Health and Government Operations and Judiciary committees held a hearing for The End-of-Life Option Act (HB 370) on Feb. 16, where testimony was offered regarding a bill that would make it legal for physicians to prescribe a lethal dose of medication to terminally ill patients who have a prognosis of six or fewer months to live.
Michael Novak remembered as influential thinker, prolific writer, beloved mentor
Michael Novak, groundbreaking author, philosopher, theologian, and faculty member of The Catholic University of America’s
Tim and Steph Busch School of Business and Economics
since last August, is remembered at CUA as one of the country’s most influential thinkers and a mentor to business students and faculty, among many others.
Catholics gather in Annapolis to make their voices heard to legislators
Several hundred Catholics from throughout the state of Maryland gathered in Annapolis Feb. 15 to meet with state lawmakers and to put forward the Church’s position on several key legislative issues being considered by the General Assembly.
For African Americans, new history museum ‘tells our story’
Washington’s newest monument – the National Museum of African American History and Culture – opened in September 2016 to wide acclaim, with its dedication attended by dignitaries including then-President Barack Obama, the nation’s first African American president, and former President George W. Bush, who had signed the 2003 Act of Congress creating the museum.
Growth of U.S. Hispanic population a blessing for church, says speaker
Hispanics in the Catholic Church are not a problem to be solved, but a blessing and an opportunity, said Hosffman Ospino in a Jan. 31 talk at The Catholic University of America in Washington.
InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington urges community to show care for neighbor
A coalition of interfaith leaders from the InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington gathered at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington on Jan. 31 to announce a vision statement for local Washington area religious communities.
Judge Neil Gorsuch nominated to fill Supreme Court vacancy
President Donald Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the seat on the U.S. Supreme Court that has been empty since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia last February.
Gorsuch is a man the country needs, Trump said in announcing his nominee the evening of Jan. 31.
Nearly 18,000 youth fill Verizon Center for Rally and Mass for Life
Before going to the National Mall to participate in the 44
annual March for Life, nearly 18,000 youth from around the country filled the Verizon Center for the Youth Rally and Mass for Life sponsored by the Archdiocese of Washington.
Jubilant crowd gathers in Washington for annual March for Life
Tens of thousands of pro-lifers filled the grounds near the Washington Monument and marched up Constitution Avenue to the U.S. Supreme Court Jan. 27 as both a protest of legalized abortion and a celebration of successful pro-life efforts across the country.
‘Life is winning in America,’ vice president tells March for Life rally
“Life is winning in America, and today is a celebration of that progress,” Vice President Mike Pence, told the March for Life rally on the National Mall Jan. 27.
Thousands gather at DC Armory to attend Mass, pray before annual March for Life
About 10,000 young people from across the United States gathered at the DC Armory Jan. 27 to rally, pray and attend Mass before the annual March for Life.
D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program could have ‘more secure future,’ Catholic official says
A popular program that provides scholarships to low-income children so they can attend a private school in the District of Columbia could have “a more secure future."
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.
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