- Jul 14, 2020
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.
Cardinal Donald Wuerl says he finds “a great consolation and sense of serenity” in the fact that, for Catholics, Peter is the touchstone of faith, but added that doesn’t mean you still don’t raise a question, if you “speak truth in love.”
Republican Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot by a gunman early June 14 and transported out of a baseball field in Alexandria, a suburb of Washington. He is now listed in stable condition and was among five other people who were medically transported from the scene of the shooting to receive medical care.
Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington blessed a statue of St. Junipero Serra on the day of Pentecost saying that the Holy Spirit which moved him is also “alive in each one of us.” Pope Francis canonized the saint during his 2015 visit to Washington.