Posts Tagged ‘#PopeInDC’

Celebrating the Election of Pope Francis: Four Years Later

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Four years ago today, as a result of an ancient process of prayer, silent reflection and an outpouring of the Holy Spirit, Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected Bishop of Rome and thus Successor of the Prince of the Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, also called Servant of the Servants of God, and became […] [Read more]

Celebrating the First Anniversary of the Apostolic Visit of Pope Francis

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

The visit of Pope Francis one year ago, September 22-24, was electrifying, jubilant and a moment of grace for our local Church, the greater metropolitan community and our nation. Excitement for the Vicar of Christ among us was evident everywhere he went.  It began when his plane landed and he was greeted with cheers and […] [Read more]

Walking with Francis, the Journey Continues

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

As he has throughout his ministry, Pope Francis voiced a message of accompaniment during his trip to the nation’s capital, expressing the desire that everyone walk together in the presence of the Lord. Hearing his call, the Church of Washington and many others in our community joined in solidarity to participate in the “Walk with […] [Read more]

The One Body of Christ: Sign and Instrument of the Unity of the Human Family

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

When a reporter on the plane back to Rome said that Pope Francis had “become a star in the United States,” our Holy Father responded that he preferred the traditional title of “Servant of the servants of God.” This humility characterized the Pope’s meeting with the bishops of this country, saying that he came to […] [Read more]

Every Life is Worth Living

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

During Pope Francis’ visit to Washington, one of the most striking images was how the Holy Father’s love radiated whether he was greeting a head of state or a homeless person. His gestures, his words, his actions in every encounter proclaimed the truth that every life is worth living. As a gift from God, every […] [Read more]

A Look Back at the Visit of Pope Francis

Friday, September 25th, 2015

These last few days have been electrifying and jubilant with the visit of Pope Francis. The excitement for our Holy Father was evident here in our city, as it is wherever this humble pastor goes.  Truly this has been a moment of grace for our archdiocesan Church and the entire community, and as the host […] [Read more]

Our Holy Father Pope Francis Has Landed!

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

In communion with our Holy Father, Pope Francis, as he arrives here in the archdiocesan Church of Washington, we offer up our thanks to God and in a special way we pray: + Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where […] [Read more]

The Papal Visit Schedule of Events

Monday, September 21st, 2015

As the moment of our Holy Father’s arrival draws near, I would like just briefly to share with you again the itinerary for this historic pastoral visit, which includes some new and exciting events. This time of grace offers a special opportunity for us to “Share the Joy, Walk with Francis,” with the Chief Shepherd […] [Read more]

Walking with Francis on Our Pilgrim Journey

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Soon Pope Francis will begin his apostolic visit to the United States in Washington. As we prepare to welcome our Holy Father, it seems fitting to reflect on his journey and ours. In his first homily after being elected, Pope Francis spoke of life as a journey and he reminded us cardinal-electors of the importance […] [Read more]

Papal Visit of Saint John Paul II in 1979

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

The upcoming visit of Pope Francis to the nation’s capital will mark the third time the Archdiocese of Washington has been honored to host our Chief Shepherd, following the visit of Saint John Paul II in 1979, and Pope Benedict XVI seven years ago in 2008. In October 1979, just one year after becoming pope, […] [Read more]