Bishop Robert Brennan led a group of more than 3,000 of the faithful from the Diocese of Brooklyn on a pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Saturday, Oct. 22 — marking the first time the diocesan went on a pilgrimage to the shrine since the pandemic.
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Cardinal Gregory Blesses Shrine’s Replacement of Vandalized Mary Statue
Ten months after a marble statue of Our Lady of Fatima in the Rosary Walk and Garden outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception was vandalized and destroyed beyond repair, a replacement statue was blessed Oct. 23 by Washington Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory.
Padre Pio’s Relics Will Make Their First Debut at National Shrine in D.C.
During the 81 years of life for Francesco Forgione, who later became known and venerated as “Padre Pio,” he wasn’t able to visit the United States. While the saint’s relics have toured across the country and even throughout the Diocese of Brooklyn, for the first time, his relics will be displayed at the nation’s largest Catholic church in Washington D.C., May 21-22.
Far From Kyiv, U.S. Church Keeps Ukraine Close in Prayer as Lent Begins
As palm fronds burned in a crackling fire at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in Washington, Atonement Father Jim Gardiner called attention to a more sinister fire burning in another part of the world.
People at Washington Shrine Pray for Peace in Ukraine, Stand in Solidarity
On a day when the world saw the heart-rending images of Russia launching a brutal invasion of Ukraine, people gathered at the Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family in Washington Feb. 24.
Cardinal Gregory Responds to Pro-Abortion Light Show Projected On National Basilica
Washington Cardinal Wilton Gregory criticized a light show projected onto the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception by Catholics for Choice and other supporters of abortion as thousands of faithful gathered for Mass during the annual National Prayer Vigil for Life, Jan. 20.
Archbishop Lori: ‘Choosing Life Creates a Society That Looks to the Future With Hope’
The Catholic Church and its people stand ready not only to help expectant mothers bring their pregnancies to term but to assist women who have had abortions, said Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities.
Our Lady of Fatima Statue Near National Shrine in Washington Vandalized
Days ahead of a major Marian feast day in the Catholic Church, a marble statue of Our Lady of Fatima near the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington was vandalized, with Mary’s hands and nose cut off, her face scratched and the cross on her crown broken off.
Hundreds Participate in Cardinal Gregory’s Recitation of the Rosary in D.C.
Soon after 11 a.m. on Monday, Julia Lum was one of the first to arrive at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception’s Great Upper Church to participate in a worldwide recitation of the rosary, offering prayers for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic.