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A Grief Observed

August 16, 2018 31 Comments
A Grief Observed

I like many of you am grieving these days. I will not speak directly to it here, but I think you know why I am grieving. I don’t do grief well. But I have learned to study it in others and thus find my way. My father died more than 10 years ago, and except for […]

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In Times of Harsh Political Discourse, What Do the Scriptures Say?

June 26, 2018 10 Comments
In Times of Harsh Political Discourse, What Do the Scriptures Say?

We are in times of strident political protest that includes a lot of harsh language, personal attacks, name calling, and even debased and profane terms. There are tweets, and angry monologues, harsh commentary on news networks, and interruptive press conferences and news interviews that sound more like a brawl than a debate. To put it […]

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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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Something We Can Learn About Ourselves After the Las Vegas Shootings

October 9, 2017 1 Comment
Something We Can Learn About Ourselves After the Las Vegas Shootings

The recent shootings in Las Vegas have caused agony to many. May the dead rest in peace, the injured be healed, and families be consoled in their losses! Another lesser, but clearly expressed “agony” is apparent in the questions it raises: Why did he do it? Why did the shooter (I intentionally do not mention […]

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A Caring Church

September 27, 2017 0 Comments
A Caring Church

The Archdiocese of Washington has a well-established history of welcoming the newcomer in our midst and working to provide our new neighbors with the pastoral, material, and even legal support, that they may require. The plight of migrants and refugees is also a world-wide crisis. This week, Pope Francis launched the two-year “Share the Journey” […]

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