The Arlington Catholic Herald

The Fourth of July is traditionally celebrated with family events, picnics and fireworks. After a two-year hiatus in which these events were either canceled or curtailed due to COVID, we realized that for too long we took for granted these Independence Day celebrations—and the reason they exist. This week, reflect on why we have the freedoms that …

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7/1/22
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Receive the gift you are Realize the gifts you’ve been given Respond with the gift that only you can give Each year, the GIVEN Institute (GIVEN) hosts a national Catholic Women’s Leadership Forum anchored in these key themes. Since the inaugural forum in 2016, GIVEN has helped to form hundreds of young adult Catholic women, …

Diocesan women attend Catholic Women’s Leadership Forum Read More »

7/1/22
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VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis said the goals he has achieved in more than nine years as pope were simply the fruit of the ideas discussed by the College of Cardinals prior to his election. In an interview with Argentine news agency Telam published July 1, the pope said that objectives, such as the reform …

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7/1/22
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — With the reversal of Roe, Judy Orr, executive director of Catholic Charities in the Nashville Diocese, and the agency’s adoption and pregnancy counseling staff expect an uptick in the need for those services. “Our society is going to be compelled to provide more compassion and support for mothers who do not want …

Catholic agencies, church expect to help more women, newborns after Dobbs Read More »

7/1/22
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WASHINGTON — The chairmen of three U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committees are raising concerns over a proposed rule to revise regulations governing the 50-year-old Title IX law that promotes women’s equality and opportunity in schools and colleges. The proposed revisions, released June 23 by the Department of Education, would enshrine the rights of LGBTQ …

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7/1/22
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Throughout the month of June, rainbow-colored flags wave outside restaurants, signs with mantras such as “Love is love” rest in windows and parades wind through city streets, all in celebration of Pride Month. The LGBTQ event grew out of the Stonewall Uprising, a conflict between police and a gay club in June 1969 in Manhattan …

Catholics with same-sex attraction live church teaching through Courage ministry Read More »

6/30/22
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Two tour buses packed with Catholics — from college students to retirees — made their way up I-95 to Philadelphia and back June 25 for a Eucharist-themed pilgrimage. The goal is to inspire parishes to conduct their own visits to holy sites as part of the three-year run-up to the diocesan Golden Jubilee in 2024. …

Philly road trip inspires pilgrims Read More »

6/30/22
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The Arlington diocese, in preparation for its 50th anniversary, is marking this year with the theme “Remember,” reflecting on the Eucharist and Christ’s words during the Last Supper: “Do this in remembrance of me.”
6/29/22
By Msgr. Charles M. Mangan

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VATICAN CITY — Before celebrating the Holy Year 2025, Pope Francis is asking Catholics around the world to dedicate time in 2023 to studying the documents of the Second Vatican Council. Presenting the official logo for the Holy Year June 28, Archbishop Rino Fisichella also announced the pope’s plan for helping Catholics prepare for the …

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6/29/22
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NEW YORK — A ’70s vibe adds verve to the animated origin story “Minions: The Rise of Gru” (Universal). Thus director Kyle Balda’s addition to a franchise that began with 2010’s “Despicable Me” draws on such nostalgic tropes as blaxploitation movies, kung fu films and Tupperware parties, not to mention the memorable — for better …

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6/30/22
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NEW YORK — Wise men say only fools rush in — and skip seeing “Elvis” (Warner Bros), a highly entertaining, turbocharged biography of a music legend. This lavish, over-the-top production has all the creative hallmarks of its flamboyant director, Baz Luhrmann (“Moulin Rouge!”, “The Great Gatsby”). The story unfolds at a dizzying pace, propelled by …

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6/24/22
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HOUSTON — The dark bronze sculpture seems to shimmer in contrast to the stark white stucco walls and the sharp black granite adjacent to the Chapel of St. Basil at the University of St. Thomas in Houston. Since early 2022, the Catholic university has hosted the larger-than-life cast bronze sculpture that depicts a veiled mother …

Sculpture brings pro-life message to Catholic university in Houston Read More »

6/22/22
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Roe v. Wade overturned

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