Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Charities’

The Enduring Impact of the Papal Visit

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

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 stretched out his arms as if to embrace them and […] [Read more]

The Corporal Works of Mercy in the Jubilee of Mercy

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

The 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 of Pope Francis’ visit to Washington unfolded when he […] [Read more]

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

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

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 this country as Chief Shepherd of the Church Universal here […] [Read more]

Catholic Charities Weekend

Friday, November 14th, 2014

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 clinic, complete with 100 dental chairs, for the Mid-Maryland Mission […] [Read more]

The Catholic Impact

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

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 own bed. The congregation of the Little Sisters of the […] [Read more]

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

Friday, July 25th, 2014

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 News, and they long for it to be true. Our […] [Read more]

Happy Birthday Archdiocese of Washington!

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

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, it only included the District of Columbia. Eight years later, […] [Read more]

Pope Francis and His Patron Saint

Friday, October 4th, 2013

In 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 covered his election to the papacy three days earlier, […] [Read more]