Posts Tagged ‘Red Mass’

Joining in Solidarity to Strengthen our Catholic Identity

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

The New Evangelization beckons all of us to proclaim anew with vigor the Good News of Jesus Christ, to radiate the splendor of his light of love and truth in a world of increasing spiritual darkness as various social and cultural trends seek to bleach out recognition and appreciation of God. The laity, whose task […] [Read more]

Religious Liberty is Intrinsic to Human Dignity

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

The Church this year commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Declaration on Religious Freedom, Dignitatis Humanae, by the Second Vatican Council. Today especially a renewed commitment to the fundamental principles affirmed in this eminent document is needed. One of the hallmarks of our nation, which is made up of many peoples from different backgrounds and […] [Read more]

The Law at the Service of the Human Person

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

The tradition of the Red Mass began in England around 1310, following those held previously in Paris.  We continued that tradition today, gathering at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew to celebrate the 61st Annual Red Mass in our community with the sponsorship of the John Carroll Society.  Concelebrating with me was the Most Reverend Kevin J. Farrell, former […] [Read more]

Our Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Today, the Feast of Saint Matthew offers us a chance to reflect on our own Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle which is my special church as Archbishop of Washington and the home church of our family of faith in this archdiocese. The word “cathedral” itself takes its name from the bishop’s teaching chair (kathedra, […] [Read more]

The Rose Mass – Providing the Witness of Christ’s Love in the Healing Professions

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

Just as the color of priests’ vestments can reflect the liturgical season, so too do four annual Masses named for colors highlight important work and outreach in our Archdiocese of Washington. The Red Mass, sponsored by the John Carroll Society on the Sunday before the Supreme Court begins its term on the first Monday of […] [Read more]