This summer, the parish has similarly opened its parish hall doors on Wednesday and Friday mornings and afternoons to busloads of people arriving in Washington. Since the last week of July, the parish has been welcoming busloads of migrants sent on buses by governors of Texas and Arizona.
Rep. Chris Smith was in his office in the Rayburn House Office Building, writing remarks to endorse the election of Democrat Joe Biden to the presidency, when alarms sounded.
Now that the dust has started to settle after the protest-turned-riot at the Capitol Jan. 6 that left four dead, Catholics continue to condemn the violent acts that took place and look for answers on ways to bridge the divide in the United States.
Chaos broke out in the nation’s capital Wednesday afternoon when President Donald Trump supporters descended upon and got inside the nation’s Capitol building as lawmakers met in a joint session to count and confirm electoral college votes.