Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Charities’

The Enduring Impact of the Papal Visit

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Tweet Share Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Nationals Park will always bring back special memories of Pope Benedict XVI’s Mass there in 2008, shortly after it opened. The cheering crowd of 50,000 people in their diversity offered the Holy Father a view of the face of the Church in America, and he […] [Read more]

The Corporal Works of Mercy in the Jubilee of Mercy

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Tweet Share50 Pin1 +12 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleThe heart of the Gospel is mercy. Jesus asks us each to show this loving compassion to others in body and in spirit – in the corporal works of mercy and the spiritual works of mercy. Most would agree that one of the beautifully heartwarming moments […] [Read more]

The Visit of Pope Francis: A Time of Grace and Spiritual Renewal in Our Nation’s Capital

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Tweet Share1K Pin9 +12 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Earlier today, the announcement from the Holy See confirmed and offered details concerning the schedule for Pope Francis’ apostolic journey to the United States in September. It is a joy to share this information with you. Our Holy Father will begin his first visit to […] [Read more]

Catholic Charities Weekend

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Tweet Share56 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Over the years, the basketball court at the University of Maryland’s Xfinity Center in College Park has been the site of many triumphs, but perhaps none has been greater than what unfolded there in early September, as that court was transformed into a mobile dental […] [Read more]

The Catholic Impact

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Tweet Share3 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble On a cold winter’s night in 1839 in a French village, Jeanne Jugan encountered an elderly, blind and infirm woman who was alone and in need of help. She carried the woman home, up the steps to her small apartment and placed her in her […] [Read more]

A History of Manifesting the Kingdom: The Catholic Impact on Our Community

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Tweet Share26 Pin2 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Once at a meeting, I heard a man ask, “What does the Church bring to society?” When people pose such questions as a challenge, deep down they seem to be expressing a note of hope. Somewhere they heard the promise of Jesus and his Good […] [Read more]

Happy Birthday Archdiocese of Washington!

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Tweet Share229 Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Today we celebrate a special moment in our history.  On this day 75 years ago, July 22, 1939, the Archdiocese of Washington was born. When Pope Pius XII issued his papal bull establishing the archdiocese at the request of my predecessor, Archbishop Michael J. Curley, […] [Read more]

Pope Francis and His Patron Saint

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Tweet Share37 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleIn Shakespeare’s famous play, Romeo and Juliet, Juliet asks, “What’s in a name?” For Pope Francis, his name tells us much about the heart of this man and his papacy. In a special audience on March 16 with 5,000 journalists from around the world, who had […] [Read more]