- Jul 14, 2020
St. John’s Episcopal Church regularly hosts presidents.
The streets in front of the White House of late have been filled with thousands of youthful faces carrying signs or wearing T-shirts calling for racial justice, with fists raised in the air, or posing for selfies with a large “Black Lives Matters” sign.
The June 13 feast of St. Anthony of Padua and the novena, the nine days of prayer leading up to it, mark some of the busiest times at Washington’s Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America — and any temple worldwide, for that matter, that observes his feast.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington provided 800 prepared meals and 800 boxes of groceries to needy families May 19 during a massive distribution at the parking lot of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.
On May 16, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington — the largest Catholic church in North America and one of the 10 largest churches in the world — marks the 100th anniversary of the blessing of the land on which it was built.
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington that sought to place religious-themed ads on public buses.