- Apr 18, 2021
Landmarks from London to Sydney were illuminated with red light Wednesday, in tribute to the modern martyrs around the world who have offered their lives for Christ and the Church.
Kicking off the vigil Mass for the March for Life, Cardinal Timothy Dolan says pro-life activists share the same cause as civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.
With the Dec. 8 dedication of its interior Trinity Dome Mosaic completing its original architectural and iconographic plans, the national shrine has a new dramatic focal point, before it marks the centennial of the laying of its foundation stone in 2020.
The newly blessed Trinity Dome rises above the nave of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on dedication day, December 8, 2017.
About 2,000 pilgrims from the Diocese of Bridgeport took a one-day pilgrimage to Washington to visit the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and the shrine’s new rosary walk and garden. The garden features a white Carrara marble sculpture of Our Lady of Fatima with the three child-visionaries at her feet, Lucia dos Santos and Jacinta and Francisco Marto. On the opposite side is the crucified Christ, sculpted from the same kind of marble.
Hunger strikers at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., including an 87-year-old nun, are asking that the Archdiocese of Washington and every other Catholic diocese in America open at least one parish church as a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants facing the risk of deportation or other legal challenges.
In urban Washington, D.C., it’s not like young adults don’t have other options, so when a thousand of them braved sweltering heat and downpours of rain on Saturday, something special must have been happening. They came together for a ‘grassroots pilgrimage’ in the spirit of World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland, at a shrine dedicated to St. Pope John Paul II.
In January 2017, artisans will begin applying the mosaic to the basilica’s major interior dome, with the goal of completing the project before Christmas. Composed of more than 14 million pieces of colorful Venetian glass, it depicts the rich diversity of the Church in the United States.