Archive for March, 2013

“Stand fast in the faith, and love one another, all of you, and be not offended at my sufferings”

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Today, the Church celebrates the inspiring witness of two young women, Perpetua and Felicity, who were martyred during the persecution of Emperor Septimus Severus.  In the diary that she left behind, Vivia Perpetua (whose name means “life everlasting”) gives this account: “[Hilarianus the procurator], said, ‘Spare the infancy of your boy, offer sacrifice for the […] [Read more]

The Unique Genius of Woman in the Church and Society

Monday, March 4th, 2013

This week includes the feast days of some remarkable women, giving us an opportunity to celebrate again the nature and dignity of women, recognizing the indispensible role that women have played in salvation history and in the transmission of the faith (see Proposition 46 of the Synod on the New Evangelization).  This includes the many […] [Read more]

The Fifth Annual Faith, Deafness and Disabilities Conference

Friday, March 1st, 2013

One of the core principles of Catholic social teaching is the commitment to the protection and promotion of the dignity of human life in all of its stages and all of its expressions. When I think about the face of the Church in the Archdiocese of Washington, I see the faces of those parishioners I […] [Read more]