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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Easter Vigil uses signs, symbols and Scripture to illustrate becoming a ‘new creation’ in Christ, cardinal says
As they awaited the beginning of the Easter Vigil on April 15, the people gathered at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington gazed from the quiet darkness of the church out into the fading daylight of the city, where 26 people preparing to be received into the Catholic Church stood on the front steps.
Hundreds ‘come to the foot of the cross’ during cathedral’s Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord
On the day that Christians around the world remember Christ’s crucifixion, hundreds of people gathered at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington to reflect upon His death during a Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord celebrated by Cardinal Donald Wuerl.
At Holy Thursday Mass, Cardinal Wuerl says Eucharist and washing of feet reflect Christ’s love
On Holy Thursday in Washington, D.C., Cardinal Donald Wuerl celebrated a Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle that commemorated what Christ did at the Last Supper.
At Holy Week Mass, Cardinal Wuerl prays for abuse survivors, urges solidarity with victims of Coptic church bombings
During an April 11 Mass for healing of abuse victims, Cardinal Donald Wuerl offered prayers for victims of such abuse, reiterated the Archdiocese of Washington’s commitment to keep children safe and offered sympathy and solidarity to victims of the recent Coptic church bombings in Egypt.
During Chrism Mass, Cardinal Wuerl says priestly identity is found ‘in our union with Christ’
During the April 10 Chrism Mass commemorating the founding of the priesthood by Christ, Cardinal Donald Wuerl encouraged the hundreds of priests, deacons, seminarians, and religious gathered at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle to reflect on what Pope Francis said were “three great wonders of Jesus’s priesthood."
At Palm Sunday Mass, Cardinal Wuerl urges prayerful solidarity with victims of church bombings in Egypt
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington marked the beginning of Holy Week on April 9 by
and celebrating a Palm Sunday Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington.
Our Participation in the Saving Events of Holy Week
Since the beginning of Lent, we have prepared our hearts by prayerful works of charity, self-sacrifice and penance. Our pilgrimage of faith culminates with Holy Week and the Paschal Triduum when we both commemorate and enter into the mysteries of our salvation.
After Mass with Cardinal Wuerl, Maryland students hold listening session for 2018 Synod on young people
While many Catholics grow up knowing a lot about Jesus, that is not the same thing as knowing him personally, Cardinal Donald Wuerl told students at the University of Maryland’s Catholic Student Center while celebrating Mass in College Park on March 15.
At Ash Wednesday Mass, Cardinal Wuerl encourages faithful to seek God’s mercy
Urging the faithful to remember that “God is mercy” and that they should “embrace the compassion of God,” Cardinal Donald Wuerl celebrated a March 1 Ash Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington.
Blessed are They who Follow the Law of the Lord: The 2017 Cardinal’s Appeal
Our annual Cardinal’s Appeal once again draws near and I would like to invite you to participate. Each year I ask the faithful of this archdiocesan Church for help simply because you are so generous and so many are in need.
Is it confusion or different approaches?
A very small number of people, whose voices have been amplified by some of the Catholic media, have challenged the integrity of Pope Francis’ post-synodal apostolic exhortation,
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, on the executive order on refugees
On Sunday, Jan. 29, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington shared a letter with priests of the archdiocese
which was also posted on his blog. The text of the letter follows.
‘Amoris Laetitia’ emphasizes accompanying couples amid life’s challenges, cardinal tells seminarians
Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation on marriage and family life,
, calls on priests to accompany couples and individuals facing the challenges of modern life, so they can draw closer to Christ and experience his love and mercy, Cardinal Donald Wuerl said at a January 21 workshop on the papal document for seminarians of the Archdiocese of Washington.
Teaching of Christ: Baptism and Working for a Culture of Life
Later this month, young people will come by the busloads to the Verizon Center and D.C. Armory while perhaps hundreds of thousands more people from around the country will journey to our nation’s capital.
For Cardinal Wuerl, teaching the faith involves varied media platforms
Under the direction of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Archdiocese of Washington has expanded its evangelization efforts to make more and better use of digital media and social media platforms.
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