Archive for August, 2014

The Life of Faith

Monday, August 11th, 2014

When the Lord who has created us incites us to faith and makes it possible for us to know that it is he who calls, the “obedience of faith” (Romans 16:26) is required of us. Only if we believe him can we trust and love him. Paul writes of “faith, hope, and love” (1 Corinthians […] [Read more]

Homily: Closing Mass for Gathering of Catholic Ecclesial Movements and New Communities in the United States

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

It is a great joy for me to join all of you representatives and members of Catholic ecclesial movements and new communities in the United States. The theme of the readings for the liturgy of the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time that we are celebrating today calls us to be alert to the presence of […] [Read more]

Pray for Peace

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

This has been a difficult summer across the globe – in addition to ongoing unrest in Israel and Palestine, and the shooting down of a passenger airplane over Ukraine, a couple of weeks ago, we saw the expulsion of Christians from their homes in Mosul, Iraq.  At that time, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops […] [Read more]

#TBT blog post from July 19, 2012

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

The Bible as Summer Reading – Praying with Sacred Scripture  For many people, part of planning for vacation is heading off to the bookstore or the library or logging on to to purchase books for your reading pleasure. Some people work on a list throughout the year and know exactly what they want to […] [Read more]

The Passionate Love of Pope Paul VI for Christ and His Church

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Pope Francis revealed in his recent interview with the Roman daily newspaper, Il Messaggero, that Pope Paul VI, whose beatification the Church will celebrate in October, has been a great light for him.  Saint John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI likewise attested to the profound influence of Pope Paul on them – from his […] [Read more]

To Be The Best Church We Can Be

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

This year, we have been celebrating a milestone – specifically, the 75 years that our family of faith has been manifesting the kingdom of God since the Archdiocese of Washington was established in 1939.  Looking back at this heritage, and to the roots of our Catholic ancestors who arrived here in 1634, we also look […] [Read more]