Donation called expression of U.S. Catholics' affection for Paris cathedral

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington has collected and donated nearly half a million dollars to assist the restoration and rebuilding efforts of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, which was extensively damaged in a fire two years ago.

Cardinal Gregory: Catholic media must present facts and 'truth of the Gospel'

Catholic media have the important task of presenting news truthfully and in light of the Gospel values taught by the church, Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington told Catholic media professionals June 9.

Archbishop says nation is at 'pivotal juncture' in racial justice struggle

Celebrating an Aug. 28 Mass to mark the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King's historic March on Washington, Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory urged Catholics to continue the dream of the late civil rights leader and to work for reconciliation and unity building.

Maryland governor overturns directive delaying school opening

The Archdiocese of Washington and its Catholic Schools Office hailed the Aug. 3 emergency order by Maryland's governor to override a Montgomery County Health Department blanket directive that would have kept nonpublic schools from reopening for in-person instruction through at least Oct. 1.