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Judge rules DC COVID restrictions 'substantially burden' religious freedom

Oct 12, 2020

A Protestant church suing the District of Columbia over coronavirus restrictions held an outdoor service on Sunday, following a court... Read more

Metropolitan Police arrest a Students for Life volunteer, Aug. 1, 2020.

Pro-life protestors arrested for sidewalk chalk

Aug 3, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Protesters were arrested Saturday for writing a pro-life message on the sidewalk outside a Washington, D.C., Planned Parenthood clinic, but... Read more

Clients and volunteers at the Fr. McKenna Center in Washington, D.C.

Washington DC homeless shelter serves the poor despite coronavirus fears

Mar 10, 2020

By Matt Hadro

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads in the U.S., one Catholic organization is trying to protect a population that is particularly... Read more

Photo courtesy of the Center for Pollinators in Energy.

Catholic groups installing 5,000 solar panels in DC

Jul 23, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Catholic organizations are installing 5,000 solar panels in a five-acre space in Washington, D.C., in what will become the largest... Read more

Corpus Christi procession in downtown Washington DC.

Corpus Christi comes to the Capitol

Jun 24, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

A group of about 350 people, including priests, sisters, and laypersons, processed through Washington, DC on Sunday to celebrate the... Read more

Archbishop Wilton Gregory delivers the homily at his May 21 installation Mass as Archbishop of Washington.

Archbishop Gregory pledges openness at ‘defining moment’ in Washington archdiocese

May 21, 2019

By Ed Condon

Archbishop Wilton Gregory expressed “deep gratitude and immeasurable joy” as he took charge of the nation’s capital see Tuesday.  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

U.S. Capitol.

The clock is ticking on repeal of DC assisted suicide bill

Feb 15, 2017

By Matt Hadro

A repeal of Washington, D.C.'s physician-assisted suicide law moved through the U.S. House on Monday, but is in a race... Read more

Archbishop to public officials: Rely on the Holy Spirit

Oct 3, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Amidst the current environment of “political polarization,” one archbishop exhorted public officials on Sunday not to be discouraged, but to... 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

Homeless Jesus.

Would you recognize 'Homeless Jesus' on a park bench in DC?

Mar 4, 2015

By Matt Hadro

A statue of “Homeless Jesus” now sits just outside Catholic Charities in downtown Washington, D.C., with the organization’s president hoping... Read more

Bible.

In sight of the nation's capitol, a massive Bible museum underway

Feb 16, 2015

A vast Bible museum is currently under construction in Washington, D.C. and has had strong support since its beginning phases... Read more

National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. on Jan. 22, 2015.

Could two new laws suffocate the Catholic Church in DC?

Feb 7, 2015

By Matt Hadro

The U.S. bishops and several other Catholic and pro-life groups are asking Congress to nullify two new Washington, D.C. laws... Read more

Conscience rights for DC religious schools threatened by city vote

Dec 10, 2014

By Matt Hadro

The Washington D.C. city council has stripped religious schools of legal protection against certain discrimination lawsuits, voting unanimously to repeal... Read more