Archdiocese of Washington

October 28, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Archbishop of Washington Elevated by Pope Francis to College of Cardinals

Father Rob Walsh of Our Lady of Lourdes in Bethesda called the promotion of Archbishop of Washington, D.C. Wilton Gregory to cardinal “such a great honor for not just him but the whole Diocese of Washington.” Pope Francis elevated Archbishop Gregory along with 12 others. They will be added to the College of Cardinals on […]

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March 13, 2020 | Veronica Canales

Archdiocese of Washington Closes Schools, Public Masses

The Archdiocese of Washington has closed its schools in response to the COVID-19 cases in the area, following guidance from Gov. Larry Hogan and state superintendent Karen Salmon. The school closures will take place from March 16 to March 27, at the same time that the rest of Maryland public schools will be closed. The […]

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September 27, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

St. Raphael School in Rockville Named National Blue Ribbon School

St. Raphael School in Rockville has been chosen as a recipient of the 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools award from the U.S. Department of Education. The department announced 362 schools across the country this year as National Blue Ribbon Schools. Fifty of those are 50 non-public schools. View this post on Instagram Congrats to St. […]

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August 18, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Charity Changes Name in Wake of Cardinal’s Resignation

The controversy surrounding a high-ranking official in the Catholic church has led to a Montgomery County charity to change its name. The Cardinal McCarrick Center in Wheaton has changed its name to the Catholic Charities Center because of the controversy surrounding its namesake. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick resigned on Saturday, July 28, after allegations surfaced he […]

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September 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

Former Youth Minister Charged with Sexual Abuse of Teen (PHOTO)

Montgomery County police officers have charged 32-year-old Brian Werth, a former youth minister at St. Elizabeth Church in Rockville, with one count of fourth-degree sexual offense, one count of sexual abuse of a minor and second degree assault. According to a police statement,  this investigation began after detectives were notified by Child Protective Services (CPS) […]

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September 22, 2015 | Sonya Burke

St. Elizabeth School in Rockville Celebrates Pope Francis Visit to the U.S. (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

UPDATED There is a lot of excitement at local Catholic schools about the arrival of Pope Francis to the United States this week. At St. Elizabeth School in Rockville, there were balloons and a welcome banner at the front of the school today and last week students pledged to “walk with Francis.” MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke […]

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August 23, 2015 | Staff Writer

NORAD Exercise Planned for D.C. on Sunday, Involves Gyrocopters

The North American Aerospace Defense Command has scheduled a training exercise, involving gyrocopters and ultralight aircraft, in the skies above Washington, D.C. on Sunday morning. Sunday’s exercise, named Falcon Virgo 15-13, will incorporate four of these small aircraft into a training scenario. The flights are scheduled to occur during two separate intervals between 9 a.m. […]

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May 22, 2014 | Staff Writer

Sister Lannak Honored as Archdiocese Principal of the Year

Sister Kathleen Lannak, I.H.M., principal of St. John the Evangelist School in Silver Spring, Md., has been named the Archdiocese of Washington’s Distinguished Principal of the Year for her superior spiritual leadership and strong commitment to academic excellence. The annual award is presented to a principal who demonstrates accomplishment in six categories: balancing management and […]

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March 25, 2013 | Staff Writer

Bus in snow photo

School Closings

The Archdiocese of Washington has closed area Catholic schools in Montgomery County today (March 25) because of weather conditions. All Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) are already closed today for spring break. However, due to emergency weather conditions, MCPS transportation to private special education schools is canceled today. MCPS administrative offices are open.

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September 24, 2012 | Staff Writer

Victory Court Groundbreaking

Victory Court Groundbreaking (Video)

Victory Housing broke ground in Rockville for the construction of a new affordable senior 86-unit complex. Victory Court is located at the corner of Monroe and Fleet Streets and is expected to open in the summer of 2013. Victory Housing is the housing development arm of the Archdiocese of Wahshington and provides affordable housing and […]

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