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Pope Francis names Msgr. Mark Brennan, pastor of Gaithersburg parish, as Baltimore auxiliary bishop
Pope Francis has named Msgr. Mark Brennan, a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, as a new auxiliary bishop for Baltimore. Bishop-designate Brennan, 69, has served since 2003 as the pastor of St. Martin of Tours Parish in Gaithersburg.
Black Catholic History Month celebration honors three leaders for their witness
Three Catholics long involved in sharing the experience of black Catholics in the Archdiocese of Washington were honored Nov. 12 at a Black Catholic History Month celebration at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Washington.
Annual White Mass honors the gifts persons with special needs bring to the Church
Honoring and recognizing the gifts of those whom Pope Francis calls “the masterpieces of God’s creation” – persons with special needs – hundreds of archdiocesan faithful gathered for the seventh annual White Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle on Nov. 20.
Proclaim Christ the king of mercy, pope says at end of Holy Year
Following Christ the King, whose regal power is love and mercy, means the whole church and each Christian must "follow his way of tangible love," Pope Francis said.
Pope calls new cardinals to be agents of unity in divided world
The Catholic Church's 17 new cardinals must dedicate their lives to being ministers of forgiveness and reconciliation in a world -- and sometimes a church -- often marked by hostility and division, Pope Francis said.
Catholics' postelection to-do list: work for unity, healing
All the distrust, vitriol and rancor stirred up during the 2016 presidential election campaign did not go away when votes were tallied. The Nov. 8 election's outcome, for many, only added more layers of frustration, anger and fear, prompting dozens of protests across the country.
Living spiritual works of mercy can transform people’s hearts and lives
Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy nears its conclusion, a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington commissioned by Pope Francis to serve as a missionary of mercy says it is not too late to turn to God’s mercy and to share it with others.
Cardinal Wuerl blesses Trinity Dome where mosaic installation will mark National Shrine’s completion
A simple blessing helped inaugurate the final work on what will literally become the jewel in the crown of the largest Catholic church in North America.
Catholic group honors Justice Scalia posthumously for his witness of faith
Noted law professor Robert George, while serving as the master of ceremonies for the Catholic Information Center’s annual dinner in Washington on Oct. 26, said that night, “We honor two great men – Antonin Scalia and St. John Paul II.”
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.
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