News & Announcements

A Special Prayer as the Season of Healing Continues

Join members of our parish community in praying the Holy Rosary for the Healing of the Victims of Sexual Abuse and the Purification of the Church. View the prayer (English, en español). / Únanse a miembros de nuestra comunidad parroquial que rezan el Santo Rosario para la Sanación de las Víctimas de Abuso Sexual y la Purificación de la Iglesia. Pueden ver la oración (English, en español). 

Pope Francis Accepts Cardinal Wuerl's Resignation

In a letter dated October 12, 2018, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, and asked him to remain as Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese until the appointment of his successor. See the links below for the text of Pope Francis' letter to the Cardinal, Cardinal Wuerl's statement in response to the Pope's letter, and a letter from Cardinal Wuerl to the faithful of the Church of Washington.
     - Pope Francis' Letter to Cardinal Wuerl 
     - Cardinal Wuerl's Statement on the Holy Father's acceptance of his resignation
     - Cardinal Wuerl's Letter to the Faithful

Pope Francis Calls for Solidarity and Penance

“If one member suffers, all suffer together with it” (1 Cor 12:26)

Pope Francis calls us to solidarity with the victims, and prayer and penance in the face of "the suffering endured by many minors due to sexual abuse, the abuse of power and the abuse of conscience perpetrated by a significant number of clerics and consecrated persons." View the full text of the letter. (Photo credit: Vatican News)


Subscribe to St. Matthew’s Cathedral News