Posts Tagged ‘#WalkwithFrancis’

Throwback Thursday: A Look Back at the Visit of Pope Francis

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

The September 2015 visit of Pope Francis was an electrifying and jubilant time.  The excitement for our Holy Father was evident here in our city, as it is wherever this humble pastor goes.  Truly this was a moment of grace for our archdiocesan Church and the entire community, and as the host archbishop, it was […] [Read more]

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]

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]

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]

Catechetical Sunday: Safeguarding the Dignity of Every Human Person

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

Today, all across the country, parishes are celebrating Catechetical Sunday. In many parishes, it marks the beginning of a new season of religious education and sacramental preparation. This year, in the Archdiocese of Washington, we will mark this significant day in a very special way by commissioning our gifted and dedicated catechists and also all […] [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]

Our Gift to Mary on the Feast of Her Nativity

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Tomorrow is an unusual observance in the life of the Church. We celebrate the birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Why is this unusual? After all, it seems absolutely natural to celebrate a birthday, in fact, some might say it would be unusual not to celebrate the birthday of a beloved family member or friend. […] [Read more]

Show How You Serve Christ’s Kingdom With YouServe

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Ever since it was announced that Pope Francis is coming to Washington, people have been asking, “How can I join in? How can I ‘Share the Joy, Walk with Francis?’” Last week I invited you to take the “Walk With Francis Pledge.” This extraordinary initiative offers everyone in our community the opportunity to actively participate […] [Read more]