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Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

Biden's DC parish says it will not deny Communion

Jun 29, 2021

By Matt Hadro

President Joe Biden’s regular parish in Washington, D.C. issued a statement on Tuesday that its priests and ministers will not... Read more

One year later: How D.C. Catholic Charities is serving the most vulnerable during COVID-19

Apr 5, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A year after the coronavirus pandemic forced closures of businesses and sent the national unemployment rate soaring, Catholic Charities D.C.... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C.

Investigation: Cardinal Wuerl received $2 million in 2020 for ‘ministry activities’

Mar 4, 2021

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop emeritus of Washington DC who stepped down in 2018 amid scandal, received over $2 million from... Read more

Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta.

Cardinal Gregory calls for prayer and peace after unrest at US Capitol

Jan 7, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The Archbishop of Washington has condemned the incursion into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday by pro-Trump protesters.  Read more

Cardinal Wilton Gregory at Mass at the Capital One Arena, Washington.

DC archdiocese sues over Christmas Mass restrictions

Dec 12, 2020

The Archdiocese of Washington is suing the District of Columbia over restrictions on public worship during the coronavirus pandemic. The... Read more

DC YouTube priest named bishop of Springfield, Massachusetts

Oct 14, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Wednesday appointed Fr. William “Bill” D. Byrne, a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington and the presenter of a... Read more

Governor Larry Hogan.

Maryland Catholic schools can reopen after governor overrides county

Aug 3, 2020

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan issued an emergency order on August 3, ensuring non-public schools, including Catholic schools, can make their own... Read more

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington at the National Shrine, Friday July 10, 2020.

Catholic Charities serves families facing food insecurity in DC

Jul 10, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

In the shadow of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of... Read more

Metro Bus in Washington, DC.

Supreme Court takes pass on Washington archdiocese bus case

Apr 7, 2020

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the Archdiocese of Washington’s appeal to place religious ads on public transit... Read more

Basilica of National Shrine of Immaculate Conception.

Archdiocese of Washington ‘directs’ National Shrine to suspend public Mass

Mar 13, 2020

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception announced Friday afternoon it will suspend the public celebration of... Read more

Basilica of National Shrine of Immaculate Conception.

'The doors of America's Church are open': National Shrine keeps public Masses after DC shutdown

Mar 13, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

The shrine is maintaining its public ministry schedule despite the Archdiocese of Washington announcing Thursday that public Mass will be... Read more

Theodore McCarrick.

McCarrick was a 'devourer of souls,' former priest secretary tells parish

Feb 15, 2020

A priest who was the personal secretary of former cardinal Theodore McCarrick said he is sickened by manipulative fundraising tactics... Read more

Stock image.

New app aims to help young Catholics build community

Feb 1, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

The app, called Koin, is named after the Greek word Koinonia, which means “Christian communion.” Users will be able to... Read more

Archdiocese of Washington opposes local bill to legalize prostitution 

Oct 18, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., was one of many organizations that testified Thursday during a hearing on a bill to... Read more

St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, DC.

No answers from Washington archdiocese about McCarrick’s money 

Jul 12, 2019

By Ed Condon

McCarrick funnelled hundreds of thousands of dollars through what was known as the Archbishop’s Fund, and reportedly made gifts to... Read more

Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta.

Analysis: In DC, Archbishop Gregory's promise of honesty will define him

Apr 5, 2019

By JD Flynn

Archbishop Wilton Gregory told Washington Catholics Thursday that “the only way I can serve this local archdiocese is by telling... Read more

Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta.

Pope Francis names Wilton Gregory to follow Wuerl at Washington archdiocese

Apr 4, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis Thursday named Archbishop Wilton Gregory the Archbishop of Washington, succeeding Cardinal Donald Wuerl.  Read more

Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta. CNA file photo.

Archbishop Wilton Gregory asked to lead Washington archdiocese

Mar 28, 2019

By Ed Condon, JD Flynn

Pope Francis is expected to appoint Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta to serve as the next Archbishop of Washington, multiple... Read more

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception at night in Washington, DC.

Basilica confirms Nathan Phillips protest attempted Mass disruption

Jan 23, 2019

By Ed Condon

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception has confirmed that protesters led by the Native American activist... Read more

Mass celebrated inside the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. CNA file photo

Updated: Nathan Phillips rally protesters attempted to disrupt Mass at DC’s National Shrine

Jan 22, 2019

By Ed Condon

While demonstrators chanted and played ceremonial drums, protesters at a rally led by Nathan Phillips attempted Jan. 19 to enter... Read more