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There are many evocative phrases that have inspired generations of people: “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this … more
NEW ORLEANS — The idea of making a walking pilgrimage in the United States took root about four years ago when Dominican Fathers Francis Orozco and Thomas Schaefgen were studying together for the … more
St. John the Beloved Church in McLean will celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi (Body of Christ) May 29 with a 5 p.m. Mass, eucharistic procession and a barbecue reception. The procession, to be … more
Q: Recently I attended a youth Mass in another diocese, which was celebrated by an elderly priest, assisted by a deacon. The priest was evidently infirm, and at Communion time, the priest retired to … more
Q: I receive, on a daily basis, mailings from multiple religious organizations requesting monetary help. Often they include address labels, holy pictures, prayers cards, etc. I feel guilty just … more
“Do not fear any illness or vexation, anxiety or pain. Am I not here who am your mother?” Our Lady of Guadalupe reportedly spoke these words to St. Juan Diego in1531, but they remain a … more
Something enormously significant happened to Jesus’ followers 50 days after the Resurrection. St. Luke recounts that day in the Acts of the Apostles by using intense images and language. “And … more
Before the revision of the Holy Week rites by Pope Pius XII in 1955, the Easter fire and the Easter baptismal water used to be blessed in the early morning of Holy Saturday. As part of the blessing … more
Given by Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde at the taping of the TV Easter Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. The place — the question — the … more
This Sunday speaks to us of God’s mercy. Reflection on God’s mercy is as ancient as the Psalms, as old as St. John’s account of blood and water flowing from Christ’s side on the cross, as … more
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