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Archbishop José H. Gomez – 2020 presidential election

WASHINGTON – Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued the following statement on the 2020 presidential election: We thank God for the blessings of liberty. The American people have spoken in this election. Now is the time for our leaders to come together in a […]

Violence deepens wounds of Walter Wallace death, says Archbishop Pérez

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez released the following statement Oct. 30 on the death of Philadelphia resident Walter Wallace, Jr. during a confrontation with police Oct. 26. *** In recent days emotions have again flared and spilled into the streets in the City of Philadelphia as people collectively struggle with the tragic circumstances surrounding the death […]

Pope Names Washington Archbishop as First Black American Cardinal

Washington D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory is set to become the first Black U.S. prelate to assume the rank of cardinal in the Catholic Church, a historic appointment that comes months after nationwide demonstrations against racial injustice. Gregory’s ascension, announced on Sunday by Pope Francis alongside 12 other newly named cardinals, elevates a leader who has […]

What’s Our Story? Chapter 2: “Prayer for Our Soil”

Presenters: Lauren Morton and Justin T. White​This session will be a discussion of what prayer is and finding the time to use different prayer methods to strengthen your roots. With Guest Panelist:Rev. Mario Powell, S.J.President of Brooklyn Jesuit Prep Loyola alum Fr. Mario M. Powell, SJ ’99 was recently appointed the sixth president of Brooklyn Jesuit Prep. Before his […]

Mass at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul

Sisters and Brothers in Christ, During the 11:00 a.m. Mass at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul, which was broadcast live via my Facebook page and the Archdiocesan Vimeo Channel, a senseless act of aggression took place. One of the lectors was punched by someone in the congregation as she left the altar. Such behavior […]

Schedule of Events

The 2020 Virtual March on Washington is about asking everyone — from protesters in the streets to elected officials at all levels of government — to commit to pursuing a new agenda that prioritizes equity, justice, and opportunity for all.  Get ready for an interactive series of events and virtual experiences. More details and information […]

Archbishop Gregory to celebrate Aug. 28 Mass of Peace and Justice in honor of the 57th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington

On Friday Aug. 28 at 4 p.m., Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory will celebrate a Mass of Peace and Justice in honor of the 57th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. People are invited to watch the livestreamed Mass from St. Matthew’s Cathedral via this link:  read more: