Archive for May, 2017

Celebrating the Vocation to Teaching

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Saint John Paul II wrote of an “urgent need in various schools, whether Catholic or not, for teachers and professors among the lay faithful to be true witnesses of the Gospel, through their example of life, their professional competence and uprightness [and] their Christian inspired teaching” (On the Vocation and Mission of the Lay Faithful, […] [Read more]

Prayer for the National Day of Prayer

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Earlier today in a ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House, I was honored to join with religious leaders, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and other dignitaries to observe the National Day of Prayer. Following the custom of the early days of our nation, this day has been set aside annually […] [Read more]

In Remembrance and Thanksgiving: the Blue Mass

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Earlier today, it was my privilege and honor to celebrate the 23rd Blue Mass at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church.  With all the pageantry of a procession with honor guard, bagpipe and drum corps, officers on horseback and fire ladder trucks outside, this yearly liturgy in the Church of Washington is offered for all those who […] [Read more]