ARCHDIOCESE OF WASHINGTON
Your Catholic Online News Magazine
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Famine, worsened by war, threatens South Sudanese, official says
Some 5 million people in South Sudan -- half of its total population -- are on the brink of starvation and a quarter of a million children are already severely malnourished, a representative from the U.S. bishops' Catholic Relief Services said.
Confirmation hearings open for Trump's Supreme Court nominee
The issues of religious liberty and abortion were briefly raised during the second day of Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee.
Nuncio: Evangelization, mercy, encounter mark pope's first four years
Evangelization, mercy, encounter and accompaniment are the hallmarks of the first four years of Pope Francis' papacy, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, said March 15.
Catholics call for unity after court upholds removal of Park Geun-hye
Catholics in South Korea called for unity following a unanimous ruling March 10 by the Constitutional Court to uphold the impeachment of now-former President Park Geun-hye.
Catholics, Muslims urged to work together, learn from one another
Leaders in Catholic-Muslim dialogue called on members of both faith communities to find ways to accompany one another and work together at a moment when all religion is under threat from an increasingly secular and even anti-religious society.
At Mass, Bishop-elect Campbell says he wants to ‘help my fellow pilgrims’ journey toward God
Just hours after Pope Francis named him as a new auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Washington, Bishop-elect Roy Campbell celebrated Mass for the staff of the archdiocese’s administrative offices, alongside Cardinal Donald Wuerl and the two other auxiliary bishops of Washington, Bishop Barry Knestout and Bishop Mario Dorsonville.
New bishop says he’s humbled to serve archdiocese he calls home
Because he was born and raised in the Archdiocese of Washington, Bishop-elect Roy Campbell said as a bishop for his home archdiocese, he will serve people whom he has known his entire life.
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.
Physician-assisted suicide bill withdrawn in Maryland State Senate
The physician-assisted suicide bill in the Maryland State Senate (SB 354) was withdrawn from consideration by lead sponsor Senator Guy Guzzone (D-District 13, Howard County) on March 3, and the bill’s March 7 hearing in the Senate Judicial Proceedings committee has been canceled.
New program at Catholic University promotes economic stability in the inner city through small business growth
Students and faculty at The Catholic University of America are following Pope Francis’ call to go out into the community and “smell like the sheep” through the school’s new four-year partnership with the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City.
Vandalism at Jewish cemeteries decried, called hateful actions
Responding to the destruction of some 100 gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput Feb. 27 deplored the "senseless acts of mass vandalism."
USCCB committee chairmen applaud decision on transgender directive
The chairmen of two U.S. bishops’ committees Feb. 24 praised President Donald Trump’s repeal of the Obama administration’s directive on transgender access to bathrooms.
Norma McCorvey, plaintiff in 'Roe' ruling who later became pro-life, dies
Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff "Jane Roe" in the Supreme Court's 1973
Roe v. Wade
decision legalizing abortion virtually on demand, died Feb. 18 at an assisted-living facility in Katy. She was 69.
Vatican invites experts to promote safe, accessible water for everyone
A special gathering of policy experts, government officials, religious leaders, scholars, and development and social justice advocates was looking at ways to guarantee water that is safe and more accessible to the world's people.
Heeding 'call to discipleship' seen as key to efforts to build up church
Will pastoral leaders simply parrot Pope Francis as they explore new ways to build up the church, or truly "deny" themselves and follow the example of Christ, regardless of the consequences?
Search only accepts letters and numbers.
Homepage Rotating Articles
Tweets by @CathStandard
ARCHDIOCESE of WASHINGTON
Parishes of the Archdiocese