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A LETTER FROM THE BISHOP APRIL 10, 2015 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, In a radio address during World Youth Day in Brazil, Pope Francis remarked, “Not only would I say that the … more
“This is the age of mercy,” declared Pope Francis at a penance service on March 13, 2015, in which he announced the upcoming Extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy. “I am convinced that the whole … more
Queridos hermanos y hermanas en el Señor Jesús resucitado, Como ustedes saben, y ya les exhorté en mi mensaje de Cuaresma implorar al Señor Jesús transformar nuestros corazones, para que … more
Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Risen Lord Jesus, As you are aware, I urged us in my Lenten message to implore the Lord Jesus to form our hearts, so that we would emerge at Lent’s end as a … more
“Every home now stands in the pathway of this attack on our children’s innocence and purity. If we are not vigilant, our sons and daughters will pay a steep and heartrending price.” So … more
This week, in the midst of the Lenten season, we pause to celebrate the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church. Upon first glance, it might seem ill-timed to reflect upon this … more
I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of Cardinal Edward M. Egan, Archbishop Emeritus of New York. On behalf of this Diocesan Church of Arlington and in my own name, I offer profound sympathy … more
In his Lenten message, Pope Francis resurrected a phrase that we first heard him speak in the summer of 2013 — the “globalization of indifference.” While addressing immigrants in Lampedusa, … more
Yesterday, many of us had the sign of the cross marked on our foreheads with blessed ashes. For some, it might be the only day in the year in which their faith is on display. By being marked with … more
In his “Apostolic Letter to All Consecrated People,” Pope Francis cuts to the quick about the only acceptable way to respond to the Good News: “The Gospel is demanding: it demands to be lived … more
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