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Youth adore Christ in the Eucharist at the "Journey: Why did they come?" youth rally on St. Clements Island, Maryland, Sept. 30, 2023. The altar used during the rally was specially made by local craftsmen to be used for Masses on the island.

PHOTOS: Maryland youth rally commemorates the first English Mass in America

Oct 4, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The event included Mass, sports, devotional talks, confessions, adoration, a concert, and even presentations by the Army and the local... Read more


Man shot at DC’s Catholic University was Kentucky high school teacher

Jul 6, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Police believe that the two men knew each other, Catholic University of America President Peter Kilpatrick said. Read more

Pope Francis on Dec. 19, 2022, appointed Monsignor Juan Esposito-Garcia and Father Evelio Menjivar-Ayala as auxiliary bishops of the Archdiocese of Washington.

Pope appoints two new auxiliary bishops to Archdiocese of Washington 

Dec 19, 2022

By Peter Pinedo

Pope Francis has appointed Monsignor Juan Esposito-Garcia and Father Evelio Menjivar-Ayala as auxiliary bishops of the Archdiocese of Washington. Read more

Then Archbishop Wilton Gregory at the 2020 Youth Rally and Mass for Life

Archdiocese of Washington cancels Youth Rally, Mass for Life held at March for Life events

Nov 15, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

According to a statement from the archdiocese, the Youth Rally and Mass for Life had been held for over 25... Read more

Cardinal Wilton Gregory, archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, addresses the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on September 8, 2021.

Cardinal Gregory restricts Traditional Latin Masses to three locations in DC archdiocese

The new policy also requires priests to seek permission to say Mass "ad orientem." Read more

Father Samuel Giese, pastor of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Parish in Bethesda, Maryland, speaks on "EWTN Nightly News" on July 11, 2022, about the arson and vandalism that damaged his church.

Pastor says flames did not engulf tabernacle in arson attack on Catholic church in Maryland

Jul 12, 2022

By Maisy Sullivan

St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Parish in Bethesda, Maryland, was attacked on July 10. Read more

Altar boys swing incense in a procession in Cologne, Germany.

TLM altar boys implore cardinal: Consider our love for Latin Mass

May 14, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Six Latin Mass altar servers in a Washington, D.C. parish have written an impassioned letter to the Archbishop of Washington,... Read more

Office of the mayor of Washington, D.C.

DC backs down over Mass limits after archdiocese sues

Dec 17, 2020

The District of Columbia has changed course and will now allow up to 250 people to attend religious services. The... Read more

Archbishop Wilton Gregory at the 2020 Youth Rally and Mass for Life.

DC archbishop to hold Mass for justice on MLK anniversary

Aug 18, 2020

In addition to announcing the Mass, Gregory called on Catholics to participate in the 2020 census, saying "We all count."  Read more

Former employee charged with stealing $472,000 from Archdiocese of Washington

Aug 12, 2020

The former Assistant Superintendent of Catholic Schools in Washington, D.C., has been charged with embezzling close to half a million... Read more

Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

Churches have the same rights as protests, DOJ tells Maryland county

Jun 12, 2020

The Justice Department praised Montgomery County Council Wednesday for protecting the First Amendment rights of protestors and said it now... Read more

Parish of the Sacred Heart, Washington, DC. Courtesy image.

DC parish fills pews with food for parishioners in need 

May 13, 2020

Priests, parishioners, and staff at Sacred Heart Parish in Washington assembled 500 boxes of food and other resources for families... Read more

Eucharistic procession on Divine Mercy Sunday from Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian Catholic Church on Capitol Hill.

Capitol Hill parish takes adoration to the streets for Divine Mercy Sunday

Apr 20, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

As many Catholics marked Divine Mercy Sunday at home, one parish in Washington, D.C., found a way to bring the... Read more

Coats of arms on display in the Cathedral of St. Matthew, Washington, after the removal of the arms of Theodore McCarrick.

Gregory orders McCarrick's coat of arms removed from Washington cathedral

Feb 13, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

A display in the cathedral has now been altered so that there is no gap between the arms of current... Read more

Mike Harris, who was one of the people displaced from K Street, poses for a picture in front of his tent under L Street.

Washington DC clears out homeless camp, breaking up community

Jan 17, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

One former resident told CNA that he believes the dismantling was necessary, and he blames the city for letting the... Read more

US Capitol building at night. Stock photo/Shutterstock

Amid shutdown, DC Catholic Charities aids furloughed workers

Jan 17, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

For three days, at a set time and location, any furloughed government worker or federal contractor is eligible to receive... Read more