Ordination Update: 25 New Deacons for Washington

Here’s the first snapshot of the new deacons of the Archdiocese of Washington, ordained just today. The press release:  Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, ordained twenty-five men as permanent deacons for the Archdiocese of Washington at a Mass of Ordination on Saturday, June 22 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate [Read More…]

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Full text: letter of apology to lesbian

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Another cardinal launches a blog

It’s Washington’s Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who this week introduces his contribution to the blogosphere, “Seek First the Kingdom”: While I have enjoyed for many years writing articles and even doing a weekly television program, this is my first venture into the world of blogs. What I would like to do in this blog is to talk [Read More…]

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A deacon's special link to the new seminary in Washington

The new Blessed John Paul II Seminary in Washington was dedicated recently by Cardinal Donald Wuerl — and its chapel contains some interesting history: Tangible reminders of Blessed John Paul II’s life and legacy abound in the archdiocesan seminary named in his honor. His name graces the seminary’s entranceway, and a portrait of the pope [Read More…]

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History: first Episcopal church in the U.S. converts under ordinariate

It finally happened.  Details: The Rev. Mark Lewis awoke early on the last morning of his life as an Anglican priest and dressed in a suit and tie instead of his usual priestly regalia. That’s different, he thought, for the first of many times on a day when so much was different for St. Luke’s, [Read More…]

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Catholic Church donates to repair National Cathedral

This “national church” commands the highest point in Washington and remains a significant spiritual and historical landmark — and so the Archdiocese of Washington is pitching in to help repair some of the damage from last month’s earthquake: The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington is donating $25,000 to help repair the Washington National Cathedral, which sustained [Read More…]

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Knights will bring new day to JP II Center

The troubled museum in Washington, previously owned by the Archdiocese of Detroit, will soon have new owners. From the Washington Post: After losing millions of dollars over a decade, a museum and think tank in Northeast Washington that was built to honor Pope John Paul II has found a buyer that hopes the center will [Read More…]

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