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Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, delivers the homily for the 69th annual Red Mass at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 3.

Vatican diplomat warns US leaders not to use God for selfish ends

Oct 4, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A leading Vatican diplomat on Sunday exhorted U.S. government officials and justices to not use God for their own selfish... Read more

Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington.

Bishop Burbidge preaches on human dignity and natural law at Red Mass

Oct 5, 2020

Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington preached on the sanctity of of life and universal human dignity at the annual “Red Mass”... Read more

Archishop Wilton Gregory of Washington with Archbishop Timothy Broglio and Bishop Michael Burbidge at the Red Mass, Oct. 6, 2019.

Red Mass opens Supreme Court term with religious liberty and abortion on the docket

Oct 7, 2019

By Matt Hadro

The annual Solemn Mass of the Holy Spirit at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington, D.C. is celebrated at the beginning... Read more

Judge Amy Barrett to keynote Catholic legal conference

Jul 25, 2018

Federal appeals judge Amy Barrett, who was on the short-list this month for a possible appointment to the U.S. Supreme... Read more

The statue of Bl. Junipero Serra at the Mission San Miguel in California.

Archbishop Gomez: American missionaries are the overlooked US founders

Oct 3, 2017

During the annual Red Mass marking a new term of the U.S. Supreme Court, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles... 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

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila.

Archbishop Aquila: rejection of God threatens democracy

Oct 31, 2013

The Archbishop of Denver warned that an increasing rejection of God endangers the foundations of democracy, urging Catholics to embrace... Read more

Bishop Kevin J. Farrell of Dallas speaks during a press conference at the 2012 USCCB Fall General Assembly.

Approach dialogue with respect, bishop tells US leaders

Oct 8, 2013

U.S. Supreme Court justices and government officials at an annual Mass invoking the Holy Spirit's aid were reminded of the... Read more

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio delivers the Red Mass homily at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle September 30, in Washington D.C. Catholic Standard photo, courtesy of Archdiocese of Washington.

Supreme Court justices urged to let God inspire their work

Oct 1, 2012

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio encouraged six Supreme Court justices to allow God to inspire their pursuit of justice and to... Read more