Patricia Zapor is a freelance writer who covered federal government for more than two decades and has extensive experience on the topic of immigration.

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Panel explores how to answer encyclical's call to care for one another

The way in which young people have bridged differences during the pandemic models path of dialogue and relationship for church, Cardinal Gregory says.

Washington cardinal: Biden 'not demonstrating Catholic teaching' on abortion

In his first appearance at the National Press Club as archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Wilton Gregory on Sept. 8 emphasized the importance of protecting the environment and upholding the dignity of human life at all stages.

Washington Archdiocese launches new action plan to care for creation

Plan suggests steps that Catholics, parishes, schools and other institutions can take and includes small grants for parishes to help offset initial costs.


What will your parish look like post-pandemic? It may depend on how it responded to coronavirus

As people emerge from the pandemic, it's time to evaluate how the last 16 months may have changed what it means to be "church."