Archive for April, 2017

The Holy Mass: The Liturgy of the Eucharist

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

In the Creed, we profess our unity of belief in one God, one Savior, one Church and one faith. That unity is fulfilled in the flesh and spirit as we receive Holy Communion. The Liturgy of the Eucharist is the heart and summit of the Mass wherein the one and eternal holy sacrifice of Jesus […] [Read more]

Active Cooperation in the Grace of Forgiveness and Reconciliation

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

“Nothing of what a repentant sinner places before God’s mercy can be excluded from the embrace of his forgiveness,” Pope Francis affirms (Misericordia et Misera, 2).  The Lord is always there desiring our reconciliation when we have estranged ourselves from him and squandered our status as adopted sons and daughters of God. We can and […] [Read more]

Prompt Reporting and Action is Crucial in Child Protection

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This time is dedicated to finding ways to ensure that young people are in safe environments wherever they are and to provide help and care to those who have suffered abuse. Previously, I have discussed how the Archdiocese of Washington has long been strongly committed to child safety, […] [Read more]

Building Up a Culture of Inclusion and Full Participation

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

Our faith teaches that every child should be welcomed as a gift to the family and to the community because each of us is made in the image and likeness of God and endowed with a dignity that comes from God alone. Thus, it is not surprising that Catholic families and the Church are leading […] [Read more]