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Bishop Roy Campbell ordained as auxiliary bishop for Washington
At a Mass marked by joy and thanksgiving, Cardinal Donald Wuerl ordained Bishop Roy Edward Campbell Jr. as a new auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Washington on April 21 at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle.
With public apology at liturgy and by renaming buildings, Georgetown confronts its slavery past
At a liturgy and ceremony on April 18 at Georgetown University, that institution’s historic ties to slavery gained a name, and was represented by many faces – more than 115 descendants of all ages who came from across the country.
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.
Risen Christ calls all to follow him on path to life, pope says
Jesus is the risen shepherd who takes upon his shoulders “our brothers and sisters crushed by evil in all its varied forms,” Pope Francis said before giving his solemn Easter blessing.
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.
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.
Landmark of faith: St. Matthew’s has special role as cathedral in nation’s capital
In a city of monuments, the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle is a landmark of faith in the nation’s capital. Its copper-plated dome, rising about 200 feet high, is a familiar part of Washington’s skyline.
At cathedral’s breakfast program, volunteers and their homeless friends are fed
Early on a Monday morning as the streets and sidewalks of Washington were filled with commuters, a team of 27 volunteers gathered in a room in the lower level of the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, to to serve breakfast to 60 homeless guests from the community.
Faith, Deafness and Disabilities Conference focuses on self-advocacy
Being deaf is a gift from God, said Gregory Hlibok, the keynote speaker for the seventh annual Faith, Deafness, and Disabilities Conference, held at Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville on April 1.
Women leaders for archdiocese embrace their ‘feminine genius’
In his 1988 apostolic letter “O
n the Dignity and Vocation of Women,”
Pope St. John Paul II spoke about the “feminine genius” and the gratitude that the Church expresses for the faith, hope and charity of women throughout history. In giving themselves to others every day, women fulfill their vocation, St. John Paul II wrote.
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.
Pope Francis names Largo pastor, Father Roy Campbell, as Washington auxiliary bishop
Pope Francis has named Father Roy Edward Campbell Jr., pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Largo, Maryland, as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Washington. The appointment was announced in Washington on March 8 by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the apostolic nuncio to the United States.
Rice Bowls offer Catholics a way to help the poor in other countries and locally
A parish dinner ministry that feeds up to 100 homeless individuals in Washington, D.C. on a daily basis and a program that ensures nearly 60 low-income Catholic school students in Southern Maryland receive a free nutritious lunch every day are just two examples of services in the Archdiocese of Washington directly funded through Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl local grants.
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