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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
D.C. congregations oppose WMATA proposal to keep Metro shut until noon on Sunday
The Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington is urging people to voice their opposition to a plan proposed by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to eliminate Metro access before noon on Sundays.
Priests and parishes in archdiocese work to support victims of domestic violence
Every minute, nearly 20 people are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
This equates to more than 10 million people every year.
Bishop Holley installed as the bishop of Memphis
Bishop Martin Holley, the former auxiliary bishop of Washington, was installed Oct. 19 as the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Memphis.
Overcoming the cost of being poor
We do a lot at Catholic Charities to try and meet the needs of those who are struggling the most. We have multiple food pantries, medical clinics, dental clinics, housing programs, legal clinics, and so much more. You are probably tired of me telling you all of the needs Catholic Charities meets by this point.
Bishop Holley celebrates Mass of Thanksgiving and Farewell
Only hours before departing for his new appointment as head of the Diocese of Memphis, Tenn., Bishop Martin D. Holley stood at the pulpit of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, fulfilling one last time his role as teacher to the faithful of the Archdiocese of Washington, where he served for 12 years as an auxiliary bishop.
Walking with the youth ‘every step of the way’
During his time at the Archdiocese of Washington, Bishop Martin Holley has attended four World Youth Days with youth from the archdiocese, traveling to Cologne, Germany in 2005; Sydney, Australia in 2008; Madrid, Spain in 2011; and Kraków, Poland this year to support the pilgrims and lead them in prayer.
Local Legal Professionals Honored for Volunteer Service
Three local attorneys and one Washington D.C. law firm received this year’s Pro Bono Legal Service Awards for outstanding volunteer legal service to low-income individuals in the Washington region.
'Moved by Mercy' is theme of Respect Life Month, yearlong observance
Each year, October is designated as Respect Life Month by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and this year's theme is "Moved by Mercy."
Archdiocese of Washington celebrates one-year anniversary of papal visit
Exactly one year earlier, Pope Francis had celebrated an historic Mass in Washington outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. On Sept. 23, Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Msgr. Walter Rossi, the basilica’s rector, unveiled a memorial marker to commemorate the spot on the basilica’s east portico where the pope celebrated a canonization Mass for St. Junípero Serra, the famous 18
century Spanish Franciscan missionary of California.
Walking with Francis 2.0 – Making a Difference One Year Later
Exactly one year ago, all of us at Catholic Charities were overflowing with joy after having the opportunity to welcome Pope Francis as he visited our clients. I wrote at the time that I felt a little bit like what I have heard from parents, brides and grooms about weddings. There was so much preparation leading up to the big day, and then it all happened so quickly.
Through serving, people continue to ‘Walk with Francis’
As Pope Francis boarded the plane after his visit to Washington, he carried with him a book containing more than 100,000 pledges that people in the Archdiocese of Washington had made to “Walk with Francis” by either praying, serving or acting to improve their community.
Father Dianda dies, was longtime pastor of St. Francis de Sales Parish in Washington
Father Carl F. Dianda, a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington for 57 years, died Sept. 1 at his home in Hyattsville. He was 83 years old.
Father Don Worch dies, was known for being present to parish families
Father Donald Worch, who died Aug. 27 at the age of 75,
served in 10 different parishes in the Archdiocese of Washington during his nearly 50 years as a priest. His parishioners remember him for his gentle presence that extended beyond the altar and into their homes, where “he was a part of our families,” according to Joan Treacy, the coordinator of liturgy for St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Derwood, where Father Worch was pastor for 17 years.
Father Mattingly arrested on charges of bank fraud from time when he was pastor at Newtowne parish
The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland announced Sept. 1 that a federal grand jury has charged Father John Mattingly, a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, with 20 counts of bank fraud in connection with what it called an alleged “scheme to steal funds from St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church” in Newtowne.
Bishop Dorsonville offers Mass for peace and racial harmony
About 150 people gathered Aug. 4 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington for a Mass invoking God’s blessing for peace and racial harmony in their communities.
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