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Cardinal Wuerl’s Christmas Homily

December 25, 2017 1 Comment
Cardinal Wuerl’s Christmas Homily

On Christmas Eve, Cardinal Wuerl celebrated the Solemn Mass of Christmas. Below is his homily. May all of you have a blessed and holy Christmas.

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Thanksgiving 2017

November 21, 2017 1 Comment
Thanksgiving 2017

Earlier today, Cardinal Wuerl joined with other faith leaders of the Washington area to share a thoughts on the meaning of Thanksgiving. Read the message below or here.   Thanksgiving 2017 The American Holiday Across our nation, people of every background and tradition celebrate Thanksgiving as a distinctly American holiday, rooted in gratitude. In the […]

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Red Mass Homily: Most Reverend José H. Gomez

October 1, 2017 4 Comments
Red Mass Homily: Most Reverend José H. Gomez

Red Mass Homily Most Reverend José H. Gomez Archbishop of Los Angeles Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle Washington, D.C. October 1, 2017   My dear brothers and sisters, I am so honored to be with you this morning. I bring you greetings from the family of God in Los Angeles, the City of the Angels. The […]

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Georgetown Sacred Lecture Series: Pope Francis, Synodality and Amoris Laetitia

September 13, 2017 0 Comments
Georgetown Sacred Lecture Series: Pope Francis, Synodality and Amoris Laetitia

The Catholic Church has a unique process for confirming Church teaching and setting pastoral guidance. “Synodality” is the process that has been used by Catholic bishops for centuries. But on Tuesday, September 12, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, in Georgetown University’s inaugural 2017-18 Sacred Lecture, explains how Pope Francis has taken this ancient Church ritual and, building […]

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Advent 2011: Live Anew

December 23, 2011 0 Comments
Advent 2011: Live Anew

Written by Br. Gabriel Torretta, OP When we pray for peace at mass, the most graphic images that come to mind are usually the wars in the Middle East, unrest in Egypt, or the like. But the chaos of war and social turmoil is not the only offense against peace. For most of us, the […]

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Advent 2011: Live Anew

December 21, 2011 0 Comments
Advent 2011: Live Anew

Written by Br.  Gabriel Torretta, OP The world tears us in a thousand different directions, and gives us a million different opinions about every subject, most of which contradict. Marketing, newspapers, blogs, and the like churn out a constant stream of facts and emotions that can be hard to make sense of, and even harder […]

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Advent 2011: Live Anew

December 18, 2011 0 Comments
Advent 2011: Live Anew

Written by Br.  Gabriel Torretta, OP Mercy is a funny thing. We all expect other people to show us mercy, but only rarely do we think other people are right to expect us to show them mercy. If someone cuts me off in traffic, I’m likely to scream and curse; if I cut someone else […]

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Advent 2011: Live Anew

December 15, 2011 0 Comments
Advent 2011: Live Anew

Written by Br.  Gabriel Torretta, OP All hikers have, at some point or another, found themselves completely out of water, several arduous miles away from trail’s end. Once the heat and labor of the day exhaust the body’s normal water supplies, the burning thirst that results has a curious effect; rather than simply sapping the […]

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