Christmas Ad Thrown Off Bus

The Archdiocese of Washington was weighing its options after a federal judge denied a request for an emergency injunction over the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) advertising guidelines.

The Eyes Have It at DC Shrine Dome Dedication

The overflowing congregation at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception hardly needed reminding to raise their “eyes to the heavens” during a dedication of the Trinity Dome Mosaic Dec. 8.

Gregorian Chant Called Seminarian to Catholicism

As Gabe Bouck observes Advent, a season in which Catholics are urged to answer God’s call for conversion, the seminarian is reminded of the melodic voice that inspired him to become Catholic.

US Bishops Share the Journey with DREAMers

In a one-two punch, Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines visited detained immigrants in Iowa’s Polk County Jail, Dec. 7, and immediately afterwards, publicly called on Congress to pass the DREAM Act to grant residency to qualified immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as minors.

US Bishops: Tax Proposal Is Fundamentally Flawed

Congress must “fix the fundamental flaws” in both the Senate and House versions of the tax reform proposal as lawmakers try to reach an agreement on a final bill, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development.

Virgin of Guadalupe Listens to Worries, Relieves Stress

A study out of the University of Alabama exploring the link between faith and health demonstrated that those with a devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe had fewer negative health issues related to stress.

DC Archdiocese Sues Transit Over Ad Refusal

The Archdiocese of Washington has filed suit in federal court over the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s advertising guidelines after the transit system rejected an Advent and Christmas advertisement.