Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington blessed a newly completed green infrastructure project at a Catholic cemetery May 7, saying it aims to "keep God's creation as beautiful as when he created it."
Fifty years after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. -- he was gunned down April 4, 1968 -- the great civil rights advocate continues to be an outstanding example of how to live the Gospel message, according to Catholic clergy and others.
The Archdiocese of Washington filed suit in federal court Nov. 28 after a transit system rejected an Advent and Christmas advertisement.
Despite facing possible defeat by federal lawmakers, the nation's capital has joined six states in the country in allowing doctors to prescribe lethal medications to terminally ill patients who want to end their lives.