Monday, December 30, 2013

I am sorry that I missed this: Dominican carolers bring joy of Christmas to downtown DC

Passers-by stopped for a moment to pause and listen in the busy streets of Washington, D.C., as Dominican brothers, sisters and friars gathered in joyful song to wish people a Merry Christmas.

One observer, John Cherry of Washington, D.C., described the scene as “very soothing to my spirit.”

He told CNA that religious brothers and sisters represent the “call of the future” of the Christian Church.

“The purpose of Jesus is to come and let the light shine in the darkness,” he continued, saying that the Dominicans’ singing offered a reminder of this in an often busy and sometimes difficult city.

Student brothers and friars from the Dominican House of Studies, along with Dominican sisters from the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecelia and the Dominican Sisters of Mary, took a short ride from their Washington, D.C. priory and convent to sing Advent and Christmas carols to people walking the downtown streets on Dec. 16.

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

The entire staff (me, myself and I) at AWASHINGTONDCCATHOLIC, wish you and your family all of the joy of the birth of the Christ child.

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 16, 2013

A New Appointment for Cardinal Wuerl...

It seems tha Cardinal Wuerl has been appointed by the Pope to be a member of the 

all-powerful "Thursday table" that recommends nominees for episcopal appointments in the developed world.

Read more here:
Heaven Help Us!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Cent'anni Holy Rosary!

“For 100 years this has been the national church of the Italian American people,” Pastor Ezio Marchetto said in his heavy Italian accent. “We have people who were baptized here, received their sacraments here, were married here and got their children baptized here. There is a connection that goes back generations.”

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Monday, December 9, 2013

The USCCB shares the blame for ObamaCare...

Here is an interesting article.  And yes, I agree with it.

Currently, 4.8M+ Americans have lost or will lose their health insurance (with perhaps 100M+ more to come, if competent economists are to be believed). Thousands of doctors have been dropped by health insurance carriers, are leaving (or likely to leave) the practice of medicine, or forming concierge practices. The doctor shortage is expected to grow, perhaps creating long waiting lines for people who need immediate medical care. Untold numbers of Americans cannot keep their doctors or medical treatments, as the President himself promised on many occasions. There’s certainly a lot of blame to pass around on this one. And the USCCB certainly deserves its share of the blame. Why?

They didn’t heed the warnings of those economists who were predicting these deleterious consequences long before Obamacare was enacted. Worse yet, the bishops may end up having compromised their teaching authority in the process.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Have you noticed...

how quiet the Catholyc supporters of Obamacare are these days?  Do you think that they are starting to realize what a disaster this is, and I don't just mean the website?