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

No Confessions on the Holy Day

Join us for Mass for the Solemnity of All Saints, a Holy Day of Obligation (Thursday, November 1)! Holy Day Masses will be celebrated on October 31 at 5:30pm (Vigil), and on November 1 at 7, 8, and 11am, 12:10pm, 5:30pm, and 7pm (Spanish). No confessions are scheduled on November 1.

The Social Justice Committee invites you to donate lifesaving blood to patients of Children’s Hospital on Sunday, October 21. The van will be parked in front of the Cathedral from 9:30am to 2:30pm. Schedule an appointment online or call 202-476-5437. / El Comité de Justicia Social los invita a donar sangre para ayudar a los pacientes del Hospital de Niños (Children’s) aqui en Domingo, 21 octobre de 9:30 a 2:30. Para hacer una cita por el internet haga clic aquí o póngase en contacto con Hospital de Niños a 202-476-5437.

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)


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