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Archdiocese of Washington welcomes 6 new priests

The Catholic Church has six new priests who will serve in the Washington area.

Saturday - 06/15/2013, 08:33pm EDT

Tags: Archdiocese of Washington, priest

Wuerl: New pope highlights church's global reach

Pope Francis is a pontiff of firsts. He is the first Francis and the first Jesuit pope. But he is also the first pope from the Americas and Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, says the symbolism of that global choice makes his selection historic.

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 09:06pm EDT

Tags: Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Pope Francis, Archdiocese of Washington, Argentina


Archbishop of Washington 'stunned' by pope's resignation

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, told WTOP the Vatican called him about Pope Benedict's resignation early Monday.

Monday - 02/11/2013, 12:29pm EST

Tags: Donald Wuerl, Archdiocese of Washington, Pope Benedict XVI, Colleen Kelleher


D.C. archdiocese joins suits over birth control rule

New federal health care rules that require church-affiliated employers to cover birth control for workers violate First Amendment free speech guarantees, the Archdiocese of Washington said Monday in announcing it was joining a series of suits nationwide against the mandate.

Monday - 05/21/2012, 01:32pm EDT

Tags: Archdiocese of Washington, contraception coverage, catholic

DC Archdiocese restates opposition to gay marriage

The Archdiocese of Washington opposes redefinition of marriage, saying other unions exist, but they are not marriage.

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 08:48pm EDT

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Family responds to Md. priest's defense of denying Communion

A Gaithersburg priest is defending his decision to deny Communion to a woman at a funeral Mass because she is a lesbian. The woman's family now responds.

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 04:30pm EDT

Tags: Archdiocese of Washington, gaithersburg, Marcel Guarnizo, Barbara Johnson

Lesbian: Priest denied Communion at mother's funeral

A lesbian from the District says a priest would not allow her to take Communion at her mother's funeral last Saturday because of her sexual orientation.

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 07:14am EST

Tags: Communion, Archdiocese of Washington, The Washington Post