Arlington Catholic Herald

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Girls weather the storm at camporee

The largest national camporee for American Heritage Girls saw 460 girls and 300 adults from Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio and South Carolina camped out on the Fredericksburg Agricultural Fairgrounds Oct. 16. This is the fourth year the camporee has taken place in Fredericksburg, according to organizers Maureen Siegmund and Lynne Malinowski, parishioners of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Fredericksburg.

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Pilot turned painter creates religious art

Artist Henry Wingate captures saints and everyday people in his portraits.

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Call to prayer for the synod finds home online, in app

VATICAN CITY — Cardinal Mario Grech, secretary-general of the Synod of Bishops, said in the process to create a more "synodal church," one where every member contributes and all listen to each other, "we are touching something divine, and prayer is essential."

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Do not seek honor, but serve, pope tells new bishops

VATICAN CITY — A bishop becomes a true shepherd not by seeking power over his flock but in serving the souls entrusted to his care, Pope Francis said just before ordaining two new bishops.

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Mass kicks off the Diocesan Opening of the Synod of Bishops

Bishop Burbidge celebrates Mass to open the first, local phase of the synod.

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Twin brothers are beautifying yards, fighting climate change at same time

ALBANY, N.Y. — Brendan and Patrick McNaughton are fighting climate change, one lawn at a time. Last summer, the twin brothers started "Zero Carbon Lawn Care," a lawn-care business dedicated to cleaning and beautifying yards with no guilt over the environmental impact.

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A Friend in Ordinary Time

Bingo was his name. Those who knew me in my youngest years know that the first object of my affection — after my family — was a stuffed dog named Bingo.

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Blessing: Third graders help launch diocesan participation in 7-year Laudato Si’ initiative

Third graders at St. Mark School in Vienna helped kick off the Arlington Diocese’s participation Oct. 7 in Pope Francis’ seven-year “action platform” to embrace the spiritual and environmental principles addressed in the pope’s 2015 environmental encyclical “Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home.”

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No time to pray?

My mind was swimming — or maybe drowning — in thoughts of midterms and papers. I had finished my classes for the day when I realized I had completely forgotten to pray my daily holy hour. Flooded with thoughts of my busy evening, I thought, “I can’t possibly pray right now. I would be too distracted, and I just don't have the time.”

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Citing lack of evidence, Vatican court clears two priests in sex abuse case