September 8, 2015

Funeral Arrangements for Basilica Rector Rev. Msgr. Arthur F. Valenzano, P.A.

Letter from Cardinal O’Brien Expressing His Condolences Funeral arrangements for Rev. Msgr. Arthur F. Valenzano, P.A., 24th Rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary are as follows: Wednesday, September 9 Viewing from 2 to 9 p.m. with a vigil Mass at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 10...
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Pope simplifies annulment process

While a juridical process is necessary for making accurate judgments, the Catholic Church’s marriage annulment process must be quicker, cheaper and much more of a pastoral ministry, Pope Francis said.
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Photographic Memory

My last daunting summer task to be completed before Labor Day was to organize my photographs. My albums are my time machines, and my photographs are the force that amalgamates a moment into a memory. They are glimpses of God's presence in our lives. So, twice a year, I try to
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Department of Evangelization announces new hires

John Romanowsky, executive director of evangelization for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, has announced the hiring of three new coordinators to the Department of Evangelization team.
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Pope calls on Europe’s parishes, religious houses to take in refugees

Pope Francis asked every parish and religious community in Europe to take in a family of refugees as a sign of hope and God’s mercy.
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Countdown to the first apostolic visit of Pope Francis to the United States: Part 1

The excitement is building:Pope Francis arrives here in the U.S. in just 14 days! That’s just two weeks from today…I have so many fond memories of the visits of Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI here in the United States, including three occasions where I took part.
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