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ARCHDIOCESE OF WASHINGTON
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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  • Pope Francis appoints Bishop Holley to lead Diocese of Memphis
    Pope Francis has appointed Washington Auxiliary Bishop Martin D. Holley to become the new bishop of Memphis, Tennessee, and the pope has accepted the resignation of Memphis Bishop J. Terry Steib, 76, from pastoral governance of the diocese. The Vatican announced the appointment on Aug. 23. Bishop Holley will be installed as the fifth bishop of Memphis at the Cook Convention Center on Oct. 19 at 2 p.m.
  • Olympic champion Katie Ledecky arrives at Dulles Airport to cheering crowd
    After winning five medals – four gold and one silver – at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, swimming champion Katie Ledecky is taking everything one step at a time, which led her right into the arms of friends waiting to greet her as she walked into the baggage claim of Dulles International Airport after arriving home to the Washington area on Aug. 17.
  • Take risks, say ‘yes’ to Jesus, pope tells young people
    Take risks and do not let life’s obstacles get in the way of encountering the true joy and life that Jesus can give, Pope Francis told more than 1 million young people at the closing Mass July 31 for World Youth Day.
    
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  • Our Lady of Mercy World Youth Day pilgrims return home to a cheering crowd
    When the group of 23 World Youth Day pilgrims traveling with Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Potomac returned to the United States on Aug. 3, the first thing that they did was board a bus to take them back to their parish, where the families and friends of the pilgrims greeted them with cheers and applause.
  • Take risks, say ‘yes’ to Jesus, pope tells young people
    Take risks and do not let life’s obstacles get in the way of encountering the true joy and life that Jesus can give, Pope Francis told more than 1 million young people at the closing Mass July 31 for World Youth Day.
  • Kraków in Capital festival brings World Youth Day to Washington
    World Youth Day came to Washington on July 30, as about 1,300 young adults gathered on the campus of The Catholic University of America for the Kraków in the Capital festival held to coincide with Pope Francis’s celebration of World Youth Day in Poland with more than one million pilgrims from around the world.
  • Editorial: Rays of hope, and some dark clouds, as new Catholic school year begins
    Earlier this week, just before our Catholic schools would open their doors for the new school year, about 2,000 principals, teachers and staff members gathered at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for the Opening of Catholic Schools Mass celebrated by Cardinal Donald Wuerl.
  • Mother Teresa knew what being unloved felt like, priest says
    In the chapel of the first house Blessed Teresa of Kolkata established in Rome, Father Brian Kolodiejchuk of the Missionaries of Charity talks about her life, mixing the concrete and even mundane with the spiritual and even mystical.
  • Sister of Life’s vocational journey begin in her hometown of Washington
    Looking back on the moment she knelt before the altar of the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist in Stamford, Connecticut professing her perpetual vows as a Sister of Life, Sister Grace Dominic said it didn’t feel like the end of an eight-year path of discernment, through postulancy and novitiate, but rather the start of the next adventure with Christ.
  • Mass celebrates couples’ enduring love
    More than 630 married couples celebrating milestone anniversaries gathered recently at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for a special Mass celebrated by Cardinal Donald Wuerl.
  • Works of Mercy, Year of Mercy
    In his announcement of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis said, “We want to live in the light of the word of the Lord,” quoting the Gospel of Luke when Jesus told his disciples, “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.”
  • Five things to pack for college
    Although all of must learn our own lessons in life, from the vantage point of experience, here are five things I pray they take with them to college.
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