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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.
At Lenten rite, Cardinal Wuerl welcomes people preparing to enter Church at Easter
As she stood in front of the crowded Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on March 5 to declare her intent to enter the Catholic Church at Easter, Amanda Parsh was on the verge of tears.
In Annapolis, 1,400 students advocate for the BOOST scholarship program
The halls of the Maryland House Office Building were filled with song on March 2, as students from St. Francis International School in Silver Spring sang the state song, “Maryland, My Maryland.”
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.
5 ways to discover ‘Lent’
Even though we all know we've entered the season of Lent, I suggest if you look a little closer you can find “Lent” in places that you might never have noticed.
St. Joseph’s Regional Catholic School student receives honor for starting ‘Bundles of Love’ club
When she was five years old, Michaela West found an unopened present a few months after her Dec. 23 birthday. Instead of reacting with excitement at the surprise of a present, West became sad and said, “I get too much stuff.”
Catholics gather in Annapolis to make their voices heard to legislators
Several hundred Catholics from throughout the state of Maryland gathered in Annapolis Feb. 15 to meet with state lawmakers and to put forward the Church’s position on several key legislative issues being considered by the General Assembly.
Four-year-old boy receives a hero’s send-off after his battle with cancer
Nolan Scully dreamed of being a policeman, or a firefighter like his dad, but those who knew him say he was already a public servant.
For African Americans, new history museum ‘tells our story’
Washington’s newest monument – the National Museum of African American History and Culture – opened in September 2016 to wide acclaim, with its dedication attended by dignitaries including then-President Barack Obama, the nation’s first African American president, and former President George W. Bush, who had signed the 2003 Act of Congress creating the museum.
Nearly 18,000 youth fill Verizon Center for Rally and Mass for Life
Before going to the National Mall to participate in the 44
annual March for Life, nearly 18,000 youth from around the country filled the Verizon Center for the Youth Rally and Mass for Life sponsored by the Archdiocese of Washington.
Cardinal says Amoris Laetitia affirms teaching on marriage and conscience while stressing pastoral accompaniment
In a Jan. 6 letter to priests of the Archdiocese of Washington, Cardinal Wuerl said Pope Francis’s 2016 apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy of Love”) reaffirms Catholic teaching on marriage and the family while recognizing the importance of accompanying people.
‘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.
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