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Parishes mobilize to help hurricane-devastated Haiti
Diana Snouffer, a parishioner at St. Mary’s in Barnesville, anxiously watched the weather channel that day. The eye of Hurricane Matthew passed directly over the people she had grown to love in Carcasse, Haiti on Oct. 4.
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.
Mother sees scholarships as ‘grace from God’
Every morning at 3:15 a.m., Juliette Randolph’s alarm goes off. She wakes up, watches the news, and gets ready, before waking up her three children, Jalen, Ava, and Briah, and helping them prepare for school.
Mount Calvary Catholic Church hosts 27th annual East of the River Revival
About 600 people filled Mount Calvary Catholic Church in Forestville with tunes of praise and worship during the 27
Annual East of the River Revival from Oct. 3-6. The theme of this year’s revival was, “A New Dawn is Coming, Lord Have Mercy!” and the revivalist was Josephite Father Anthony Bozeman.
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,
, issued March 19, 2016 by our Holy Father, Pope Francis.
Holy Trinity School in Washington earns national Blue Ribbon honor
As Charlie Hennessy, the principal of Holy Trinity School in Washington, walked through the halls on Sept. 29, many students stopped to say “Hi Mr. Hennessy!” and he likewise greeted each student by name. Some students stopped to give him a hug or a high five, and one student pointed enthusiastically at the blue ribbon he had pinned on his shirt as a reminder that the day before, the school was named a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.
Justice and mercy are twin virtues for the law, Red Mass homilist says
Speaking at the annual Red Mass in Washington held just before the Supreme Court opens its session in October, Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda of St. Paul and Minneapolis encouraged those involved in the administration of law to seek justice and mercy in their work.
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.
Opponents warn that D.C. Council’s assisted suicide bill endangers vulnerable members of community
As lawmakers in the District of Columbia prepare to consider a bill that would allow doctors to prescribe medications to terminally ill patients who want to end their lives, opponents of such a move have stressed that the legislation would lead to abuse and harm the city’s most vulnerable populations.
Activists gather to pray and seek solutions to genocide of Christians in the Middle East
The third annual In Defense of Christians National Advocacy Convention, titled “Beyond Genocide: Preserving Christianity in the Middle East,” focused on what comes next in the wake a severe decline in the number of Christians in the Middle East. In 2003, the number of Christians in Iraq exceeded 1.5 million. Today there are less than 350,000.
At Mass, faithful offer prayerful thanks for canonization of Mother Teresa
Cardinal Donald Wuerl celebrated a Sept. 11 Mass of Thanksgiving at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, thanking God for the canonization of Mother Teresa, and calling the saintly nun a “diminutive spiritual powerhouse.”
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.
St. Teresa of Kolkata will always be 'Mother' Teresa, pope says
With a large tapestry bearing the portrait of the woman known as the “Saint of the Gutters” suspended above him, Pope Francis proclaimed the sainthood of Mother Teresa of Kolkata, hailing her courage and love for the poor.
Official portrait of St. Teresa of Calcutta unveiled in Washington
On the eve of her canonization as a saint, Mother Teresa of Calcutta – who famously disliked having her photo taken – was immortalized with the unveiling of a dramatic portrait Sept. 1 at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington.
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.
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