By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
A National Shrine is a Catholic church or other sacred place which has met certain requirements and is given this honor by the nation's Conference of Catholic Bishops to recognize the church's special historical, cultural and religious significance. - Source: Wikipedia
In the sultry climate of New Orleans, where she broke into films in 1957's "Loving You," co-starring a young singer named Elvis Presley, Dolores Hart locked lips with the hottest musical sensation of the day. That kiss — a first for both on screen, and in Technicolor, no less — was a stunning start to her brief film career.
Stone carver Andy Uhl has had his hands on some of Washington, D.C.'s most famous buildings — the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Folger Theater, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception — but he got his start as an apprentice at the Washington National Cathedral.
A standing-room-only crowd joined Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, in celebrating Easter Mass, where he explained how Pope Francis had the honor of leading the 2,000-year-old tradition for 1.2 billion Catholics around the world.
Parishioners and visitors at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception expressed hope Thursday that Pope Francis will call the church establishment back to its core mission and values -- and perhaps bring wayward elements of the flock back into line.
As D.C. resident Orlando Olmo looked around the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Tuesday, he stopped to take in the scene.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops wrapped up two weeks of events meant to highlight what they say are attacks on religious liberties Wednesday with a Mass attended by an overflow crowd of at least 4,000 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
It was a deceivingly simple question. "What does 'Alleluia' mean?"
Some arrived with fellow parishioners, others with classmates or alongside family members, but the thousands of pro-life activists who rallied Monday on the National Mall to mark the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade all came to support the same goal: life.
The archbishop of Washington encouraged Catholics this Christmas to renew their faith and remain mindful of God's presence in their lives.
Cracks at the top of the Washington Monument caused by Tuesday's earthquake will keep the structure closed to the public indefinitely while engineers complete inspections and recommend repairs.