Archive for November, 2014

Celebrating Black Catholic History Month

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

The words of a spiritual from the Underground Railroad, “O, Write My Name,” remind us of the importance of remembering the history of African Americans. Those words also remind us as Catholics of the importance of remembering the historic legacy of black Catholics, particularly during November, Black Catholic History Month. In that spiritual we find […] [Read more]

Exercising our Kingly Charism

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

“Did you vote?”  Today, this question will be asked in offices, supermarkets and family living rooms across the country. It is an important question that not only serves as a reminder that it is indeed Election Day, but also a reminder of our civic responsibility. Given our current political climate, it can be challenging to […] [Read more]

The Church of Baltimore: 225 Years of Manifesting the Kingdom

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

As the Church of Washington celebrates 75 years since its establishment as an archdiocese, our sisters and brothers in the Church of Baltimore are rejoicing in their 225th anniversary.  In a spirit of communion and solidarity with them, our archdiocese was represented at the Mass of Thanksgiving at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in […] [Read more]

The Universal Call to Holiness

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

One of the joys of family life is coming together for birthdays and anniversaries.  The feast days in which we remember the saints are all the more festive, and they involve a bigger family. Throughout the year, we celebrate the particular days that individual saints were born into heaven.  But on November 1st, the Church […] [Read more]