Posts Tagged ‘Blessed John Paul II Seminary’

Love and the Priesthood

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Last Saturday, it was my great joy to dedicate and bless a new wing at Blessed John Paul II Seminary – so vibrant is the life of faith in our local Church that we need more room.  Today, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, giving thanks to God for the […] [Read more]

The Gift of Blessed John Paul II

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

With Catholics around the world, I rejoiced at Pope Francis’s announcement that Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II will be canonized on April 27, 2014 – Divine Mercy Sunday. Both popes in their own way helped bring Jesus to the modern world – with Pope John XXIII opening the Second Vatican Council, and […] [Read more]

Seminaries of the Home

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Just before Christmas, I had the privilege of celebrating Mass and then attending a dinner for the seminarians of the Archdiocese of Washington, held at the Redemptoris Mater Seminary in Hyattsville, which celebrated its 10th anniversary last fall.  Then afterward, most of the archdiocese’s 76 seminarians, except those studying in Rome, posed with me for […] [Read more]