In Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, the U.S. Catholic bishops apply Catholic teaching to many important issues affecting human life and dignity. One issue is "an economic crisis which has devastated lives and livelihoods, increasing national and global unemployment, poverty, and hunger; increasing deficits and debt and the duty to respond in ways which protect those who are poor and vulnerable as well as future generations."
The St. Matthew's Homeless Ministry needs more volunteers to provide bagged lunches for the poor and homeless who come on Monday mornings for breakfast, Bible study, and a bagged lunch and toiletries. If you can provide lunches monthly, every other month, or as a one-time service, please contact Olivia Crosby at email@example.com or 301-806-1292, or Norma Canedo at 202-347-3215. Thank you!
View an amazing and moving photograph taken behind St. Matthew's Cathedral.
Read a commentary by Susan Wills, Esq., Assistant Director for Education & Outreach, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, in the latest issue of the Archdiocese of Washington Life Issues newsletter. To learn more about the Catholic bishops' activities on conscience protection, visit www.usccb.org/conscience.
Why does Msgr. Jameson keep talking about Faith Direct? Find out here.
The Roman Missal, Third Edition, the ritual text containing prayers and instructions for the celebration of the Mass, has been approved for use beginning on the First Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2011. Read on for some resources to help renew your understanding and appreciation of the Sacred Liturgy as we prepare to welcome the New Roman Missal.
The Cathedral employs sign language interpreters at many liturgies, including at every 11:30am Sunday liturgy. We also provide an induction loop for the benefit of hearing aid users. Those desiring to take advantage of the induction loop shoud sit in pews B1, B3, A1 or A3 and switch thier hearing aids to "T."
"Confession: A Roman Catholic App" was the subject of a recent FOX 5 interview with St. Matthew's Parochial Vicar, Fr. Kevin Regan. The app, which sells for $1.99 on iTunes, "is designed to guide Catholics to confession by allowing users to check whether their behavior conforms with the church," according to FOX 5. Fr.