Arlington Catholic Herald

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Local pastors and faithful gather to mark Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Clergy and laypeople from several Christian denominations gathered to pray for “the visible unity of the church" at an ecumenical service Jan. 19 at St. Bernadette Church in Springfield.

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Liberated by Christ

GOSPEL COMMENTARY JAN. 23, LK 1:1-4; 4:14-21

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Pro-lifers at the March for Life hope to be the ‘post-Roe’ generation

Thousands of pro-lifers gather on the National Mall in below-freezing weather Jan. 21 to commemorate the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

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Diocese responds to state’s new school mask policy

In response to an executive order issued by Virginia’s new governor, the diocesan Office of Catholic Schools issued guidance Jan. 20 to pastors and school leaders regarding how they should approach mask-wearing in the classroom.

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Bishop Burbidge encourages young people before 49th annual March for Life

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge encouraged a large crowd including many young people at a Mass for the Gift of Human Life Jan. 21 at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington.

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‘Do whatever Jesus tells you’

More than 200 people gathered at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington Jan. 16 for the Mass in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, celebrated by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today, we honor the extraordinary legacy of the late civil rights leader, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Supreme Court abortion ruling

The Supreme Court’s long-awaited decision on abortion almost certainly is a done deal. The justices and their clerks know the result but they aren’t letting on, while the rest of us won’t find out for another five months.

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Water into wine

GOSPEL COMMENTARY JAN. 16, JN 2:1-11

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The ultimate resolution

Our post-Christmas, 12-hour family road trip to Chicago was otherworldly. Unmitigated greyness. It rained, sleeted and snowed all the way. In one section of untreated Pennsylvania road, I felt our minivan lurch toward the ditch, and then regain traction.