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Sunday, September 25, 2016
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  • Former youth minister at St. Elizabeth Parish arrested and charged with abuse
    Brian Patrick Werth, a former youth minister for St. Elizabeth Parish in Rockville, was arrested by Montgomery County Police on Sept. 7 and charged with one count of fourth-degree sexual offense, one count of sexual abuse of a minor, and second degree assault. The 32-year-old Montgomery Village resident was arrested after detectives had investigated allegations of sexual abuse of a teenage St. Elizabeth parishioner.
  • Holy Name Church to host Mass honoring Venerable Schwartz on birthday
    Holy Name Catholic Church in Washington will host a Mass at 11 a.m. on Sunday Sept. 18 honoring the birthday of Venerable Aloysius Schwartz, a missionary priest who grew up in the parish and who could become the first Washington native to be declared a saint.
  • Our Lady of Mercy World Youth Day pilgrims return home to a cheering crowd
    When the group of 23 World Youth Day pilgrims traveling with Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Potomac returned to the United States on Aug. 3, the first thing that they did was board a bus to take them back to their parish, where the families and friends of the pilgrims greeted them with cheers and applause.
  • Catholic University students remember pope’s visit to campus
    When Greta Haussman decided to volunteer for the Papal Mass, she was warned that it didn’t mean that she was going to get to see Pope Francis, or even be near him. She assumed that she would be inside of a building, watching the Mass on a screen. 
  • ‘A moment that I know I’ll remember forever’
    Every time Pope Francis left or returned to his residence at the Apostolic Nunciature during his Sept. 22-24, 2015 visit to Washington, he was greeted by young, smiling, and adoring faces from Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Washington.
  • Insight: A False and Dangerous Compassion
    Our Catholic faith teaches us that assisted suicide gravely violates the sacred value of all human life, particularly the lives of those who are vulnerable due to age, illness, or disability. It also undermines the medical profession's healing mission.
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