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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Cardinal Wuerl ordains eight new priests for Archdiocese of Washington
Ordaining eight new priests for the Archdiocese of Washington, Cardinal Wuerl encouraged them to follow Pope Francis’s example of joy, love and mercy, especially during this Jubilee Year of Mercy in the Catholic Church.
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Those who are unable to make it to the 2016 Ordination to the Priesthood can receive the gift of a priestly ordination from their own home by tuning in to watch a live stream video.
Catholic Standard receives 15 Catholic Press Awards
The newspapers of the Archdiocese of Washington received national recognition at the 2016 Catholic Media Conference in St. Louis on June 3, with the
and the Spanish-language
each receiving 15 awards from the Catholic Press Association at their annual conference.
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Saints’ relics seen as reminder of today’s threats to religious liberty
Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori linked urgent matters of “immigration, marriage and the Church’s teaching on sexuality” to a pair of 16th–century martyrs during a June 21 Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore that began the fifth annual Fortnight for Freedom.
U.S. Supreme Court strikes down regulations on Texas abortion clinics
In a 5-3 vote June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down restrictions on Texas abortion clinics that required them to comply with standards of ambulatory surgical centers and required their doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals.
‘A sword has pierced heart’ of city, says Orlando bishop about shooting
Orlando Bishop John G. Noonan urged people of faith “to turn their hearts and souls” to God and pray for the victims, the families and first responders following the worst mass shooting in U.S. history June 12.
Cardinal Wuerl announces priest appointments
Cardinal Donald Wuerl announced the appointments of the newly ordained priests for the Archdiocese of Washington. They are all effective July 6, 2016.
St. Patrick’s in Rockville celebrates golden jubilee
Cardinal Donald Wuerl celebrated the 50th anniversary Mass at St. Patrick Parish in Rockville on May 28, joined by a dozen former and current parish priests as concelebrants. Cardinal Wuerl celebrated the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ and reminded those present about the “connectedness of God’s family around the world” through parishes similar to St. Patrick’s.
Cardinal Wuerl announces priest appointments
Cardinal Donald Wuerl announced the following priest appointments, effective as indicated.
Shared faith should lead to joint action, pope and patriarch say
Applying the common faith they professed publicly earlier in the day, Pope Francis and Armenian Apostolic Catholicos Karekin II urged common action on behalf of persecuted Christians, welcome for refugees and defense of the family.
Christians don't exclude, they welcome, pope says at general audience
World Day of Migrants to reflect on vulnerable, voiceless minors
Voice of faith is essential in public square, cardinal says
The Catholic Church’s teachings on morals and social justice not only have a right to be heard in the public square, but add to creating a better society for all, Cardinal Donald Wuerl said during an address at the American Enterprise Institute.
Pope Francis visits Washington
Pope Benedict XVI visits Washington
Pallotti graduate and volunteer finds joy in faith and serving others
Samantha Durnbaugh, a 2016 graduate of St. Vincent Pallotti High School in Laurel, learned a lot about joy when she baked cupcakes and threw a dance party for the disabled people she volunteered to help.
BOOST scholarship program now accepting applications for fall
CUA law school graduates urged to ‘make a difference’ in lives of others
Five (plus two) more ways to have a heart (like unto His)
I know that five plus two is actually seven, but I am stuck on the "list of five" theme, and I can’t break a streak. In a recent issue of the
, I listed the first five of Jesus’s 12 promises given to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque to those who honor the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
After graduation, cancer survivor Joey Norris returns to thank team at Children’s Hospital
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