Pope Francis

May 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Authors Leave Gaithersburg Book Festival Impressed (VIDEO)

About 130 authors attended the 8th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival at the grounds of City Hall on May 20th, and their reviews of this literary event are glowing. “I think the Gaithersburg Book Festival is fantastic,” said author Mark Shriver, who was at the festival to discuss his latest book, Pilgrimage: My Search for the […]

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March 6, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Panhandling and the Pope: Montgomery Policy Vs. Papal Opinion (VIDEO)

Montgomery County has waged an effort to encourage residents to stop giving donations to panhandlers. In 2013, the county launched “Give a Hand Up, Not a Hand Out,” which called on people to text donations to charities rather than to give cash to peddlers. Pope Francis, however, has other ideas. The New York Times, in an […]

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November 16, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Announces He’s “Cancer Free” (VIDEO)

At a news conference on Monday afternoon, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced he’s “100-percent cancer free.” Hogan said he’s in remission after receiving medical treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. During his remarks at the podium, Hogan said he is thankful for all the love and support he has received from around the state of Maryland over […]

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September 28, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Leventhal Discusses Pope, Pesticides, El Salvador Trip, Early Voting Centers and More (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal held his weekly briefing with reporters on Sept. 28th and discussed a variety of topics including the Pope’s recent visit, the pesticide bill, an upcoming trip to El Salvador, early voting centers, police body-worn cameras, a new place for the homeless and more. You can watch the briefing in […]

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September 24, 2015 | Phil Fabrizio

“I Walked and Francis Rode on By…” (PHOTOS)

My Wednesday started at 3:30 a.m. with a drive across Gaithersburg to St. John Neumann’s Church (SJN) in Montgomery Village. I was there for the parish’s 4 a.m. Mass for those who would travel to Washington, D.C. to see the “Papa” and await his parade around the Ellipse. My roots to St. John’s go back […]

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September 24, 2015 | Aline Barros

At Papal Mass Leventhal Says “Pope Speaks With Conviction”

Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal attended the papal mass on Sept. 23 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Leventhal, along with wife Soraia, said Pope Francis speaks with conviction and added he “loved” to hear his remarks in Spanish. “As someone who is not Catholic, I’m moved and impressed that […]

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September 24, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Meets with Pope Francis (PHOTO)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan met with Pope Francis today and received a blessing. “It was an incredible honor to meet His Holiness Pope Francis today in Washington and receive his blessings on behalf of all cancer patients,” Hogan said. “My faith, like the faith of countless other patients like me, gives me strength to defeat […]

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September 24, 2015 | Aline Barros

Local Church Takes Pilgrimage to the Papal Parade (VIDEO)

The day began early for parishioners at Saint Michael the Archangel in Silver Spring on Wednesday. The crowd filled the church at six a.m. then traveled to Washington D.C. to see Pope Francis greeting thousands of people. “Coming here and just enjoying being Catholic and getting to see the leader of our church and just […]

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September 24, 2015 | Sonya Burke

photo Barbara Mikulski

Senator Mikulski Serves on Papal Escort Committee During Pope’s Address to Congress

U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) said today that she is among a bipartisan, bicameral group of Members of Congress who will serve on a Papal Escort Committee during Pope Francis’s historic address to a Joint Session of Congress. Prior to the Pope’s address, Senator Mikulski and members of the Papal Escort Committee will greet […]

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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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