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Dentists and hygienists volunteer at the Sept. 5-6 Mission of Mercy clinic at the University of Maryland, sponsored by Catholic Charities and by the university and partners from the public and private sectors. During the two-day clinic, nearly 1,200 people received dental care worth a total of about $1 million. About 1,500 people volunteered, including 400 dental and health professionals and students, and also members of the community who helped welcome and process patients. (CS photo by Jaclyn Lippelmann)

At Mission of Mercy dental clinic
A day earlier, the basketball court at the University of Maryland's Xfinity Center had been just that. One day later, it had been transformed into a mobile dental clinic and medical screening center, with hundreds of volunteer dentists and hygienists and other health professionals serving thousands of patients in need.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
At CUA Mass, Cardinal Wuerl makes impassioned plea for solidarity with Iraq's Christians
Following a Mass of the Holy Spirit to invoke blessings upon The Catholic University of America's new academic year, Cardinal Donald Wuerl made an impassioned plea for solidarity with persecuted Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria and strongly urged for voices to be raised against atrocities being committed there.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Middle Eastern patriarchs at summit seek resolution to crisis
United in the suffering of their people, five Catholic and Orthodox patriarchs from the Middle East participated in a panel discussion at a first-of-its-kind summit meeting in Washington on Sept. 11 and offered insights on what needs to be done to ensure the survival and future of Christianity in the Holy Land.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Friends and classmates
Theresa Brogan is 15 and the youngest of six children. She played CYO soccer with her classmates for all her years at St. John the Evangelist School in Silver Spring before graduating from the eighth grade there. She likes acting and cheerleading and using her iPad, and dreams of being a teacher someday.
Monday, September 8, 2014
Cardinal blesses new academic and science wing at Cristo Rey
Just after sprinkling holy water on one of the three new state-of-the-art science labs at Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School in Takoma Park, Cardinal Donald Wuerl smiled and said, "It shows you what faith and people's willingness to work together can accomplish."
Monday, September 8, 2014
Warm as ice
Three years ago when Mary of Nazareth School in Darnestown was named a National Blue Ribbon School, about 500 students, faculty and staff stood together on the school field wearing blue, forming the shape of a giant ribbon.
Monday, September 8, 2014
Catholic officials warn proposed D.C. Council bill threatens religious freedom
Local and national Catholic officials have warned that a proposed bill being considered by the Council of the District of Columbia, the "Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014" threatens the religious liberty of groups operating in the nation's capital.
Friday, September 12, 2014
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