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Cardinal Donald Wuerl (left), archbishop of Washington, talks with Monsignor Ronald Jameson, rector of the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C., before the Mass of the Lord's Supper at the cathedral on April 5, 2012, which was Holy Thursday. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, gets into his vestments for the Mass of the Lord's Supper at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C. on on April 5, 2012, which was Holy Thursday. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Father James Brenth says a blessing for Wendall Wills of Washington outside the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, as friars pray with him on the steps. Fourteen Catholic friars from the Dominican order held a pilgrimage from the Dominican House of Studies in Northeast Washington to St. Dominic's Parish in Southwest. They stopped at St. Matthew's to hold a brief prayer service, and Mr. Wills, who said he used to sleep on the church steps, asked them for a blessing on their way out. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Catholic friars from the Dominican order hold a brief prayer service in a side chapel at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in downtown Washington on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. They stopped at St. Matthew's as part of their pilgrimage from the Dominican House of Studies in Northeast Washington to St. Dominic's Parish in Southwest. This is the first time the friars have held the pilgrimage, which commemorated the date that St. Dominic's body was moved from its original grave to its current resting place in Bologna, Italy. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Friars from the Dominican order walk into the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in downtown Washington on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. The stop was part of their pilgrimage from the Dominican House of Studies in Northeast Washington to St. Dominic's Parish in Southwest to commemorate the date that St. Dominic's body was moved from its original grave to its current resting place in Bologna, Italy. At St. Matthew's the friars held a short prayer service. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Dominican Brothers (from left) Raphael Forbing, Jerome Zeiler, Peter Martyr Yungwirth, Philip Neri Reese and John Baptist Hoang pray at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in downtown Washington on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. The brothers were among 14 Catholic friars from the Dominican order who held a pilgrimage from the Dominican House of Studies in Northeast Washington to St. Dominic's Parish in Southwest. Along the way the friars stopped at St. Matthew's to hold a small prayer service, and these brothers took some time for personal prayer. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Michelle Schlesinger of Baltimore prays Sunday after receiving Communion during Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle. Ms. Schlesinger was in town spending the Easter holiday with her sister, who lives in Washington. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Marsha Zamperini, of Washington, bows her head in prayer during Ash Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, on Rhode Island Avenue in northwest Washington, Wednesday, March 9, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Cardinal Donald Wuerl makes his way to the altar during Ash Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, on Rhode Island Avenue in northwest Washington, Wednesday, March 9, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Cardinal Donald Wuerl speaks to the congregation during Ash Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, on Rhode Island Avenue in northwest Washington, Wednesday, March 9, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Cardinal Donald Wuerl rubs ash on the forehead of Marie Martineau, of Washington, during Ash Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, on Rhode Island Avenue in northwest Washington, Wednesday, March 9, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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From left, Carlos Bonafonte, of Alexandria, Va., Christina Paschyn, of Washington, and Peter Terpeluk, of Washington, take part in prayer during Ash Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, on Rhode Island Avenue in northwest Washington, Wednesday, March 9, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)