Posts Tagged ‘Pray for Peace’

Statement from Cardinal Donald Wuerl Regarding Church Bombings in Egypt

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

Tweet Share Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleAt the conclusion of Palm Sunday Mass today at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C., I released the following statement in response to the attack against Coptic Christians in Egypt: It’s the belief of the Church, it’s the faith of the Church, […] [Read more]

National Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Tweet Share Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble The word pontiff comes from the Latin word pontifex, meaning bridge builder. During his historic address to Congress last year, Pope Francis was just that, encouraging our political leaders to work together for the common good of all Americans. In his talk, he emphasized that […] [Read more]

Working to Preserve Christianity in the Middle East

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Tweet Share Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleSix months after the United States officially acknowledged that ISIS is perpetrating genocide against Christians and other religious groups with an aim toward eradicating them from the Middle East, how does the situation fare? Despite official claims of degradation of Islamic State forces due to military […] [Read more]

“If One Part Suffers, Every Part Suffers With It”

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

Tweet Share927 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble As with so many others across this nation, our hearts go out to the families of the law enforcement officers in Dallas who gave their lives for something greater than themselves. I have had the privilege of celebrating the Blue Mass here in our nation’s […] [Read more]

The Love of Jesus Christ Prevails over Evil and Death

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

Tweet Share1K Pin1 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble It was with profound sadness that I learned this morning of the horrific violence that occurred in Orlando, Florida. Joined together in the Lord, recalling the promises of Christ, our first response is to think of those who have lost their lives in Orlando, and […] [Read more]

Pray for the Holy Church of God

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Tweet Share190 Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble As we prepare ourselves for the sacred Paschal Triduum that begins tomorrow, culminating in the triumph of Easter, we follow the way of the cross that was traveled by Jesus two millennia ago and has continued to be traveled by his body in the world […] [Read more]

The Inspiration of Saints Perpetua and Felicity

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Tweet Share60 Pin2 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Martyrdom has been and remains an ongoing story for those who follow Jesus Christ. For proof, we need look no farther than today’s feast day for Saints Perpetua and Felicity and today’s headlines about the massacre of Missionaries of Charity at a home for the […] [Read more]

The San Bernardino Shootings

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Tweet Share598 Pin1 +12 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble News of another violent attack on innocent people, this time leaving 14 people dead and another 17 injured in San Bernardino, California, strikes again at the hearts of us all. Soon after the shootings, Bishop Gerald Barnes of the Diocese of San Bernardino issued a […] [Read more]

Joining in Solidarity and Prayer

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Tweet Share175 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble The news from Paris last evening was heart-wrenching. The murderous violence that has plagued Iraq and Syria has now struck France as a series of coordinated attacks has led to more than 120 people dead and more critically wounded. This follows the mid-air explosion of […] [Read more]

Proclaim a Fast

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Tweet Share69 Pin1 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleThe Lord calls us to return to him with our whole heart, we hear on Ash Wednesday, with the prophet Joel saying to us, “Proclaim a fast!” With this instruction, the Church begins the season of Lent. From the very beginning, fasting, together with prayer and […] [Read more]