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Washington a city of religious sites, not just monuments to government

Washington a city of religious sites, not just monuments to government

| Elizabeth Bachmann | August 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Washington isn’t exactly known for its religious memorials.

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Monastery connects U.S. Catholics to Holy Land, events in Christ’s life

Monastery connects U.S. Catholics to Holy Land, events in Christ’s life

| Elizabeth Bachmann | July 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Deep inside layers and layers of heavy, cool stone lies a small chamber, about 6 feet by 3 feet, illuminated by the scarlet glow of hanging candles. Carved out of one jagged chamber wall, an unassuming bench stands empty. This is the tomb of Jesus Christ.

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After unrest and anger, new Washington archbishop wants to rebuild trust

After unrest and anger, new Washington archbishop wants to rebuild trust

| Rhina Guidos | April 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, set to become the new head of the Archdiocese of Washington, promised to serve with truth, love and tenderness in a region where he acknowledged “unrest and anger,” after the downfall of former Washington Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick and the church’s current sex abuse scandal.

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‘Heartfelt prayers,’ praise for Washington Archdiocese’s new shepherd

‘Heartfelt prayers,’ praise for Washington Archdiocese’s new shepherd

| April 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bishops and other Catholic leaders from around the country issued statements of congratulations to Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory on his April 4 appointment by Pope Francis to head the Archdiocese of Washington. Archbishop Gregory had headed the Archdiocese of Atlanta since 2005:

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After initial outrage, claims of racism, clearer details of exchange emerge

After initial outrage, claims of racism, clearer details of exchange emerge

| Carol Zimmermann | January 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

An exchange between Catholic high school students and a Native American tribal leader in Washington Jan. 18 was vilified on social media the following day, but the immediate accusations the students showed racist behavior have been stepped back as more details of the entire situation have emerged.

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Shutdown won’t deter crowds from marching for life in nation’s capital

Shutdown won’t deter crowds from marching for life in nation’s capital

| Julie Asher | January 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Neither snow nor sleet — nor partial government shutdown — will keep pro-lifers away from the nation’s capital for the March for Life Jan. 18.

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Cardinal Wuerl led high-profile endeavors in 32 years as a bishop

Cardinal Wuerl led high-profile endeavors in 32 years as a bishop

| Mark Pattison | October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, whose resignation as archbishop of Washington was accepted Oct. 12 by Pope Francis, was a high-profile figure in the U.S. church well before his 2006 appointment as archbishop of the nation’s capital

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Pope accepts Cardinal Wuerl’s resignation as archbishop of Washington

Pope accepts Cardinal Wuerl’s resignation as archbishop of Washington

| October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Wuerl had been facing pressure to resign after an Aug. 14 grand jury report detailing sexual abuse claims in six Pennsylvania dioceses painted a mixed picture of how he handled some of the cases when he was bishop in Pittsburgh from 1988 until 2006.

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Washington priests talk about keeping faith in wake of abuse scandals

Washington priests talk about keeping faith in wake of abuse scandals

| Mark Zimmermann | September 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Parish priests in the Archdiocese of Washington — on the front lines dealing with the fallout of the church sexual abuse crisis this summer — have stressed the need to listen to and pray with their parishioners.

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Thousands of youth gather to rally, pray before March for Life

Thousands of youth gather to rally, pray before March for Life

| January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Capital One Arena in Washington, which typically hosts professional basketball and hockey games and sold-out concerts, was filled with thousands of youth from around the country who gathered there Jan. 19 to stand up for life.

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Shrine rector sees Trinity Dome Mosaic as work of art, work of faith

Shrine rector sees Trinity Dome Mosaic as work of art, work of faith

| Mark Zimmermann | December 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the years since its 1959 dedication, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception has had three main architectural focal points: on the exterior, its Great Dome and Knights Tower over the northeast Washington skyline, and in the interior, its dramatic Christ in Majesty Mosaic behind the main altar.

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To experience one of the holiest Christian sites, head to Washington

To experience one of the holiest Christian sites, head to Washington

| Rhina Guidos | November 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the nation’s capital, a $15 museum ticket and pair of 3-D glasses is the passport Christian pilgrims and others need to experience what may be the holiest site in Christianity.

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