Posts Tagged ‘National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception’

The crowning jewel of America’s Catholic church

Monday, December 11th, 2017

The crowning jewel of “America’s Catholic church”—that is, of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception—was finally unveiled and blessed yesterday. The ceremony presided over by Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington and the director of the Board of Trustees of the Shrine, symbolically marked the completion of the largest Catholic Read more

Archbishop Alapati goes to Washington

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Archbishop Alapati Lui Mata’eliga of the Archdiocese of Samoa – Apia has become the first Samoan priest to celebrate Mass at the largest Catholic Church in the United States. Last Sunday he was the celebrant and homilist of the 10:30 a.m. English Mass which is one of the National Shrine’s six Sunday services. The Basilica Read more