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“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
Life is good. Life is very good. This is one of the most fundamental principles of our Christian faith. “God looked at everything He made, and found it very good” (cf. Gen 1:31). This reality … more
What is it about the beginning of a new year that prompts us to make resolutions, to set out and “start again?” Whatever “it” is, the marking of a new year prompts us, in fact, to reflect … more
A marriage is not built on a bottle of fine wine or a velvet box cradling expensive jewelry. As a reminder that the meaning of marriage surpasses even the most artfully arranged bouquet, the diocesan … more
What is it about the beginning of a new year that prompts us to make resolutions, to set out and “start again?” Whatever “it” is, the marking of a new year prompts us, in fact, to reflect … more
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