Posts Tagged ‘Washington’

Cyrus Habib will not seek re-election in order to join the Jesuits

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Cyrus Habib, the lieutenant governor of Washington, will not seek re-election and is entering the Society of Jesus this fall, the lieutenant governor and the Society of Jesus confirmed to America on March 19. “I’ve felt a calling to dedicate my life in a more direct and personal way to serving the marginalized, empowering the Read more

Is Archbishop Wilton Gregory the right man for Washington?

Monday, April 1st, 2019

It’s (almost) official: Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta will be appointed the next Archbishop of Washington, according to Ed Condon of the Catholic News Agency. The office has technically been vacant since the last archbishop, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, resigned in October. Wuerl had been damaged by claims that he covered up sex abuse in his previous diocese Read more

Papal Mass in Washington will be in Spanish

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Pope Francis will use the Spanish language in celebrating the canonisation Mass for Blessed Junipero Serra in Washington, DC, later this month. Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington said that this is in recognition of the US’s large Hispanic population and the fact that Serra spoke Spanish. Spanish is also the Pope’s native tongue and Francis Read more

Pope Francis to address joint meeting of US Congress

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Pope Francis is to address a joint meeting of the United States Congress on September 24 in Washington, DC. House speaker John Boehner announced the “historic visit” by Francis. This will be the first time a Pope has addressed a joint meeting of Congress. Francis will speak to members of the US Senate and House Read more

EWTN starting nightly newscast in Washington

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

EWTN, the Catholic network that has become the world’s largest religious broadcaster, is staking out a presence in America’s political heartland by launching an evening newscast from Washington. The live, half-hour show, scheduled to start in July, is a major step for the broadcaster, whose message is typically expressed through devotional talk shows, replays of Read more

63 former Catholic priests back gay marriage in Washington

Friday, October 12th, 2012

At least 63 former Catholic priests in Washington state said they support Referendum 74, which will make Washington the United States’ seventh state to legalize same-sex or gay marriage. “We are uneasy with the aggressive efforts of Catholic bishops to oppose R-74 and want to support the 71 percent of Catholics who support civil marriage Read more

Pro-life movement mourns March for Life founder

Friday, August 17th, 2012

The pro-life movement in the United States is mourning the death of Nellie Gray, the founder of the annual March for Life in Washington, DC — probably the world’s largest annual pro-life event. The charismatic octogenarian, once described by Cardinal Sean O’Malley as the “Joan of Arc” of the pro-life movement, was a ubiquitous figure Read more