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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
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  • Cardinal Wuerl issues pastoral plan for parishes and local Catholics to share ‘Joy of Love in Marriage and Family’
    Joined at a special Mass on March 4 at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle by families from throughout the Archdiocese of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl announced and issued a detailed plan for how parishes and individual Catholics can expand and strengthen the Catholic Church’s marriage and family outreach.
  • The gift of God’s love  at Christmas
    The world has rejoiced in the story and promise of Christmas from generation to generation. Touching and inspiring countless numbers of people like nothing else, we need only look at the number of traditions that mark this happy and holy season to see that it truly is the most wonderful time of the year.
  • ‘Witnessing the completion of a pilgrimage’
    The following is the transcript of a Catholic Standard interview with Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, about the new Trinity Dome of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
  • Cardinal Wuerl to dedicate Basilica’s Trinity Dome Mosaic on Dec. 8
    Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl will be the principal celebrant of a Mass on Friday, Dec. 8, at noon to dedicate the newly completed Trinity Dome Mosaic at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
  • Cardinal Wuerl joins local area faith leaders in Thanksgiving message
    Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington joined other Washington-area faith leaders in a 2017 Thanksgiving message.
  • Cardinal Wuerl’s Thanksgiving letter to the faithful of the Archdiocese of Washington
    Each year as we approach Thanksgiving, I have the joy of expressing my great gratitude to all of the faithful of this archdiocesan Church for your support and your great generosity.
  • Thanksgiving Letter to Priests
    Each year as we celebrate Thanksgiving, I have tried to express my appreciation to you and all of our brother priests who are so much a part of what goes on each day in the life this archdiocese, helping to bring great numbers of people closer to the Lord.
  • Cardinal Wuerl addresses conference marking 25th anniversary of the catechism
    “The 25th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church is a time of fresh perspective, of renewal, and new evangelization,” said Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, D.C. “It is a time to do what the Church has been doing for 20 centuries: We simply believe and announce that Christ has died, Christ is risen, and Christ will come again.”
  • Text of Cardinal Wuerl's letter urging solidarity with persecuted Christians
    Reliable reports indicate that some 200 million Christians worldwide, simply because of their faith in Jesus Christ, are still enduring or are at risk of physical violence, arrest, torture and death.  Christians, in greater number, also face varying levels of oppression and restrictions on fully living their faith.
  • Mission to the Ends of the Earth
    Before ascending to heavenly glory, Jesus told his disciples that with the power of the Holy Spirit, they would be his witnesses to the “ends of the earth,” spreading the Good News to all nations.
  • Core Principles on Campus
    What do we believe? What are our core principles? For many weeks now – from racial violence in Charlottesville, intolerance and upheaval on many college campuses, to protests over the National Anthem – public discussion has been dominated by these questions of what we stand for individually and as a society, and what we do and do not want to be associated with.
  •  Cardinal Wuerl says pope’s emphasis on ‘journeying together’ at synods offers map for Church’s outreach
    The process of “journeying together” during the Church’s Synods of Bishops examining contemporary challenges to marriage and family life that formed the basis for Amoris Laetitia reflects not only the pontiff’s pastoral approach, but also offers a template for how priests and lay people can accompany others.
  • Pope Francis offers vision for priests to be shepherds in today’s world, Cardinal Wuerl says
    Speaking at a recent plenary assembly of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Clergy, Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl said Pope Francis offers a vision for priests and their ministry, as shepherds who accompany people where they are and help them encounter Jesus.
  • Text of Cardinal Wuerl’s prayer at White House for the National Day of Prayer
    In a May 4 ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House, Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl joined with religious leaders, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and other dignitaries to observe the National Day of Prayer. The following is the text of Cardinal Wuerl’s prayer that he offered at that gathering.
  • The Healing Touch of Christ in Anointing of the Sick
    A real thirst for things of the Spirit still exists in our day. People deep down recognize that we do not live by bread alone.  In matters of health, particularly in times of crisis, we have to look beyond medicine alone. We are invited to turn to the Lord and the hope and renewal that His love brings.
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