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Mass to Celebrate Religious Freedom

Tomorrow night, June 22, the Catholic Diocese of Arlington will celebrate the Fortnight for Freedom 2017, with an opening Mass in Arlington.

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CNS Top Story: New priests follow many paths to answering call to serve God's people

Catholic News Service | June 20, 2017
Recently ordained priest, Father Steven Oetjen, speaks about what lead him to the priesthood.  

Va. mass remembers shooting at congressional ballgame practice with special prayers

WTOP | June 19, 2017
A mass Sunday night at St. Mary Catholic Church in Alexandria included special prayers with the shooting victims from last week's congressional baseball practice attack in mind.

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Arlington Catholic Herald

Christians unite in prayer for today’s martyrs at St. Bernadette in Springfield

June, 19th 2017

According to the Center for the Study for Global Christianity, 90,000 Christians were martyred in 2016 alone. In the face of such a devastating reality, Father Donald J. Rooney, pastor of St. Bernadette Church in Springfield, and Alexei Laushkin of the ecumenical Kingdom Mission Society felt it was critical that they join together in prayer.

Pope Francis portrait

Jesus was broken; he is broken for us. This is the Eucharist. And he asks us to give ourselves, to break ourselves, as it were, for others.