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Surveillance footage shows a man hammering at the Our Lady of Fatima statue located outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 5, 2021.

Video shows attack on Blessed Mother statue outside National Basilica

Dec 9, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Police have released surveillance camera footage of a man defacing a statue of Our Lady of Fatima outside the Basilica... Read more

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

5 facts to know about the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Dec 8, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is the largest Roman Catholic Church in the United States.... Read more

Cardinal Raymond Burke gives the final blessing during the Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage Mass in Rome on Oct. 25, 2014.

Cardinal Gregory reportedly withdraws permission for Tridentine Mass at National Shrine

Jul 27, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington has reportedly withdrawn permission for a solemn pontifical Mass that was to be offered August... 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

Cars hit during an attack at DC's National Shrine Dec. 10.

DC basilica attack leaves 'Mary's Shrine' shaken, and at prayer

Dec 10, 2019

By Matt Hadro

A violent attack at “Mary’s Shrine” in Washington D.C. on Tuesday shook the community and prompted prayer and solidarity among... Read more

National Shrine of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Washington DC.

Diocese of Scranton launches investigation into national shrine rector Rossi

Aug 14, 2019

By Ed Condon

The Diocese of Scranton has begun an investigation into allegations of misconduct on the part of the rector of the... 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

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