Madeleine Albright Is Remembered as Diplomat and Teacher

Madeleine Albright, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, the first female secretary of state and longtime professor at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, died March 23 in Washington. She was 84.

National Shrine to Host May 17 Worldwide Praying of the Rosary

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will host a recitation of the rosary on Monday, May 17, at noon (EDT) as part of Pope Francis’ call for a worldwide marathon of rosaries for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Messenger of Peace

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, This article is written on the eve of the Apostolic visit of Pope Francis to the U.S. As we await his arrival from Cuba, we express our hopes that his visit to our Nation will bring about a better understanding of human dignity and the need for […]

Transportation to the March for Life

Bus transportation will be available from various points around the diocese to Washington, D.C., for the national March for Life next Wednesday, Jan. 22. Buses are leaving from the following sites. Call to reserve your seat in advance. B.V.M. Help of Christians (St. Mary’s Winfield), Woodside — Bus leaves after 5:30 a.m. Mass. Call Kevin and […]

Religious Leaders Decry Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON (CNS) – Anticipating the worst, religious leaders gathered the day before the federal government shut down to denounce what they called “political brinkmanship.” “Shutting down the government will do real damage,” said the Rev. David Beckmann, a Lutheran minister and president of the Christian citizens’ anti-hunger lobby Bread for the World. “Risking our nation’s […]

A woman kneels in prayer during a Mass for peace in Syria and the world Sept. 7 in the Crypt Church at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)

Cardinal Wuerl: Universal Prayer Is a Sign of Hope

by Richard Szczepanowski WASHINGTON (CNS) – As American policymakers debated military intervention in Syria, Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl joined Pope Francis and Catholics around the world in calling for peace and a just solution to the violence that has wracked the country and other parts of the world. “Today we pray for those who are […]

Syro-Malabar Rite Will Conducts DC Pilgrimage D.C. Shrine

Father Joseph Palackal, C.M.I., will lead a pilgrimage to the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., on Sept. 7-8. A solemn High Mass in the Syro-Malabar Rite will be sung by a 100-member choir at the Mass. The music was composed by Father Palackal and George Thaila. For more information, contact Deacon Arthur […]