Even through 
tragedy, ‘God
 is with us,’ says
 Wuerl at D.C. Mass

Cardinal Wuerl presided over the noon Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Christmas Day, leading celebrants through a nearly two-hour service that included prayers, hymns and receiving of the Eucharist.

Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl sings along with a choir as meals are given out to church attendees following Solemn Mass of Christmas Day at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 25, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl sings along with a choir as meals are given out to church attendees following Solemn Mass of Christmas Day at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 25, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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