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VATICAN CITY — Arriving in a wheelchair instead of walking with his cane, Pope Francis began his weekly general audience by telling visitors and pilgrims, “I’m still a bit sick,” so an aide would read his prepared text. The pope had canceled his appointments Feb. 24 and Feb. 26 because of what the Vatican press …

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2/28/24
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VATICAN CITY — This Lent, Christians should become “seekers of light” by keeping their sights set on the light of Jesus through prayer and participating in the sacraments, Pope Francis said. “This is a good Lenten resolution: cultivating a welcoming outlook, becoming ‘seekers of light,’ seekers of the light of Jesus, both in prayer and …

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2/26/24
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FEB. 25 — MK 9:2-10 WHY LENT? The 40 days of Lent are given to us by the church to help us dive deeper into our privileged relationship with God. It is an opportunity to discover with the eyes of renewed faith the depth and beauty of God’s goodness and power, made manifest in Jesus …

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2/24/24
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VATICAN CITY — Like a giant Tinkertoy construction, a skeletal tower of scaffolding slowly inched its way up the twisting bronze columns of the baldachin over the main altar of St. Peter’s Basilica. Workers on the ground picked through piles of shiny metal platforms, poles, clamps and couplers to then hoist them up high with …

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2/23/24
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VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is seeking to draw pilgrims to the four historic papal basilicas scattered around Rome — not physically, but virtually, through a website and podcast aimed at drawing young people into the spiritual depth of Rome’s sacred spaces. The website — basilicas.vatican.va — was launched by the Vatican Feb. 22. It …

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2/23/24
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The Catholic Herald has published a number of articles regarding confession, including the following: A guide for confession Straight Answers: Making a Good Confession Making a good confession Guide to the sacrament of confession
2/13/24
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Celebration and advocacy mingled at the Virginia Pro-Life Day Feb. 21. Thousands of pro-lifers throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia gathered in Richmond with colorful signs, excited cheers and a determination to bring about pro-life legislative change. The day began at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, where speakers prepared pro-life groups for scheduled meetings with legislators …

Virginia Pro-Life Day 2024 draws more than 3,000 Read More »

2/22/24
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Renovations on the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington reached new heights with the installation of a cross on top of the cathedral. “Today, friends, we literally lift high the cross,” Bishop Michael F. Burbidge said, referencing the hymn of the same name. He encouraged all to “ pray for the grace that this …

A new cross and capping ceremony marks another milestone in cathedral renovations Read More »

2/22/24
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VATICAN CITY — This Lent, Christians should become “seekers of light” by keeping their sights set on the light of Jesus through prayer and participating in the sacraments, Pope Francis said. “This is a good Lenten resolution: cultivating a welcoming outlook, becoming ‘seekers of light,’ seekers of the light of Jesus, both in prayer and …

Pope proposes Lenten resolution: Keep your eyes on Jesus Read More »

2/26/24
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VATICAN CITY — Like a giant Tinkertoy construction, a skeletal tower of scaffolding slowly inched its way up the twisting bronze columns of the baldachin over the main altar of St. Peter’s Basilica. Workers on the ground picked through piles of shiny metal platforms, poles, clamps and couplers to then hoist them up high with …

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2/23/24
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Author: Elise Daniel of St. Francis de Sales Church in Purcellville. She is an author, entrepreneur and the head of publishing at Bellwether Communications, where she was the collaborative writer for Dr. John Bruchalski’s memoir “Two Patients: My Conversion from Abortion to Life-Affirming Medicine” (Ignatius Press, 2022). Synopsis: Discover the true spirit of St. Patrick’s …

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2/22/24
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Families across the diocese and beyond are finding heaven in their beautifully messy homes thanks to the Trinity House Community program, created by husband and wife Soren and Ever Johnson. According to their website, the program, also known as Heaven in Your Home, seeks to inspire families to make their home, “a taste of heaven,” …

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2/8/24
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A special exhibit at Baltimore’s Walters Art Museum is not only a delight to the eye and mind, but also sheds light on a little-known relationship between the two oldest nations to have embraced Christianity, some 1,700 years ago. The show reveals that Armenia and Ethiopia enjoyed close ties over the centuries, ties that radiate …

Ethiopian Christian art in Baltimore Read More »

2/8/24
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2/24/24
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