The naming of St. Mary Church in Alexandria, Virginia, is the 84th such creation of a basilica in the United States. In all, 33 states and the District of Columbia have churches designated as minor basilicas. The earliest extant structures to be so designated are Minneapolis’ Basilica of St. Mary and Our Lady of Victory… [Continue]
The Capital One Arena in Washington, which typically hosts professional basketball and hockey games and sold-out concerts, was filled with thousands of youth from around the country who gathered there Jan. 19 to stand up for life. The Archdiocese of Washington’s annual Youth Rally and Mass for Life preceded the 45th annual March for Life… [Continue]
One of the most important events in my life growing up was encountering Pope John Paul II at World Youth Day in Denver. I had already experienced profoundly the personal love of Jesus Christ for me as a young person through the witness of my family and retreat opportunities. I had even felt quite strongly… [Continue]
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