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Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

Washington archdiocese issues Amoris Laetitia marriage plan

Mar 3, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

The Archdiocese of Washington has released a pastoral plan aiming to implement Amoris Laetitia within the archdiocese.  Read more

Metro ad. Courtesy of the Archdiocese of Washington.

Court rejects Washington archdiocese's Advent metro ad

Dec 11, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

A federal court has denied relief to the Archdiocese of Washington, in its request for an injunction that would have... Read more

Incense rises to bless the Trinity Dome during the Dec. 8, 2017 Mass.

'Crown Jewel' of nation's basilica blessed in DC

Dec 8, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

With the blessing of its final mosaic, America’s Basilica – The National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.... Read more

What are banned from DC buses? Catholic Christmas ads.

Nov 28, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

Christmas-themed ads about the “perfect gift” of the Advent season have been wrongly barred from District of Columbia buses, the... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington attends the Synod on the Family, Oct. 9, 2015.

Cardinal Wuerl explains why Church workers must be consistent with the Gospel

Jan 14, 2016

Church workers have to lead people toward Catholic teaching in their public lives, not away from it, the Archbishop of... Read more

Pope Francis greets the faithful of Naples from the Popemobile, March 21, 2015.

Here's your best chance to see Pope Francis in DC

Sep 14, 2015

By Matt Hadro

All official events for Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Washington, D.C. are ticketed, but there is a new opportunity for... Read more

A cardinal's biretta rests on an empty chair.

Long-serving Cardinal Baum lived a generous response to God

Jul 25, 2015

Cardinal William W. Baum, a past Archbishop of Washington and the longest-serving American cardinal, died on Thursday at the age... Read more

DC Cardinal: Christ didn't change his words, and neither should the Church

May 27, 2015

By Matt Hadro

It is not discrimination for a Catholic to publicly profess his faith, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington insisted Sunday in... Read more

Police officers preparing for the 18th Annual Blue Mass in Washington, D.C., May 8, 2012.

Ahead of National Police Week, DC cardinal honors fallen officers

May 5, 2015

By Matt Hadro

Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington called on Tuesday for gratitude to be given to the law enforcement officials who are... Read more

Cathedral of St. Matthew, Washington, D.C.

Washington archdiocese lauds House vote to protect religious liberty – but it may not be enough

May 1, 2015

By Matt Hadro

The House voted late Thursday night to formally disapprove of two laws which religious and pro-life organizations in the nation’s... Read more

US Capitol at sunset.

With laws set to threaten religious liberty in DC, Senate is last legal hope

Mar 19, 2015

By Matt Hadro

With religious freedom under assault in the U.S. capital, the Archdiocese of Washington is rallying behind its “only legislative recourse”... Read more

Birth Control.

Court rejects Catholic concerns about new contraception mandate rules

Nov 14, 2014

A U.S. appeals court ruled Friday against Catholic organizations with objections to the Obama administration’s latest opt-out rules for mandated... Read more