Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory celebrated the Archdiocese of Washington's annual Mass on Jan. 18 honoring the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More than 300 people attended the Mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Washington, D.C., where Archbishop Gregory said the civil rights leaders' words about human dignity, justice, equality and character continue to challenge us today. (CS photos/Andrew Biraj)
Members of the Archdiocesan Gospel Mass Choir sing at the Jan. 18 Mass honoring Dr. King. (CS photo/Andrew Biraj)
Archbishop Gregory and participating clergy bow before the altar at the beginning of Mass. (CS photo/Andrew Biraj)
In his Catholic Standard article on Archbishop Gregory's Mass honoring Dr. King, the paper's managing editor, Richard Szczepanowski, noted that the archbishop said, “As we honor Dr. King today... we must recommit ourselves to living lives of harmony, integrity, compassion and charity, so that our own character might inspire another generation of Americans no matter what their age or background.”
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