Archdiocese of Washington
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Your Catholic Online News Magazine
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Tuesday, December 06, 2016
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  • Faithful Citizenship
    This nation was established on the idea of democratic consent of the people, who are endowed with certain inalienable, God-given rights. President Abraham Lincoln would later characterize our government as being “of the people, by the people [and] for the people.”
  • Knowing and Sharing the Faith
    A number of years ago, when the Church began to focus with great energy on the New Evangelization, Pope Benedict XVI reminded us that there are two distinct but interrelated aspects to this great pastoral initiative of re-proposing the Gospel of Christ to the world, beginning with those closest to us.
  • Statement of Cardinal Donald Wuerl on three U.S. Bishops named to the College of Cardinals
    It is with great joy that I received the news of the Holy Father’s announcement today of the elevation of three American brother bishops to the College of Cardinals.
  • Cardinal Wuerl’s letter to priests on ‘Amoris Laetitia’
    As the priests at the service of the Church of Washington, we have welcomed the apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, issued March 19, 2016 by our Holy Father, Pope Francis.
  • Thy Will Be Done (Prayer 5, Part III)
    As we continue through the Lord’s Prayer we ask that “thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” What is God’s will? In creating us God established a plan for human living.
  • In Australia, Cardinal Wuerl says Pope Francis is inspiring parish renewal
    In a keynote address at a recent evangelization conference in Australia, Cardinal Donald Wuerl said that Pope Francis’s pastoral style is inspiring parish renewal and evangelizing efforts around the world.
  • Cardinal Wuerl serves at St. Maria’s Meals in Washington a year after pope’s visit to the program
    Almost a year to the date of when Pope Francis visited the clients, staff and volunteers of Catholic Charities at the agency’s St. Maria’s Meals program, Cardinal Wuerl returned to help serve meals to those who lined up on a sidewalk in downtown Washington on the evening of Sept. 21.
  • The Continuing Blessing of Pope Francis’ Visit to Washington
    “Rejoice in the Lord always! I say it again, rejoice!” A year has passed since Pope Francis visited the Church of Washington, yet the memories are still fresh and the images vivid. As we mark this anniversary, his words of joy in Christ and his Gospel resonate again in our hearts.
  • The Fruits of Silence
    What happens when people who want good things to happen stay silent? A case study can be seen in examining how the positive impact that our Catholic schools offer our community and our nation is being threatened by recent societal trends involving our legislatures, courts and media.
  • The Problems of Priest Politicians, The Urgency of Lay Leadership
    ‘Why doesn’t the Church do something about this?” The woman who met me as I stood outside of church greeting people was waving a newspaper article that recounted some legislative body’s recent approval of physician-assisted suicide.
  • Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta
    It is comforting as well to know that Saint Mother Teresa continues to pray for me – and for you and all of us – now from heaven in the presence of the Lord she served so well.
  • 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.
  • Cardinal's blog on Dallas tragedy: ‘If One Part Suffers, Every Part Suffers With It’
    Hatred, anger, violence and death are never answers and never have been. They are not the path to human dignity, freedom and peace and never will be. As Christians, one body of Christ, we know that “if one part suffers, every part suffers with it” (1 Corinthians 12:26).
  •  ‘Remaining Steadfast in Liberty and Our Gospel Mission’
    As people of faith experience a number of challenges in this country’s increasingly secular culture, the lessons of history offer wisdom and encouragement.
  • 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.
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