With the District of Columbia now in Phase Two of the COVID-19 reopening process, the Edwin Cardinal O’Brien Pastoral has resumed its usual hours of operation Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. With many staff members still working remotely, visitors are encouraged to call for an appointment before visiting.


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated from January 18-25 each year. This year, the theme is “Abide in my love… you shall bear much fruit” (John 15:1-17). Continue reading

Sunday of the Word of God

On January 24 the Church will celebrate Sunday of the Word of God, and “experience anew how the risen Lord opens up for us the treasury of his word and enables us to proclaim its unfathomable riches before the world.” Continue reading

9 Days for Life

Learn more about this annual period of prayer and action which will take place on January 21-29 and be focused on cherishing the gift of every person’s life. Continue reading

News and Events

Statement on Moral Concerns of COVID-19 Vaccine

A statement issued by the USCCB concludes that the gravity of the pandemic and the lack of alternative vaccines are sufficiently serious reasons to justify the use of the vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna. Continue reading

Year of Saint Joseph

The Vatican has announced the beginning of a special year dedicated to Saint Joseph, hailing him as a model of fatherhood and a key intercessor in modern times. Continue reading

Archbishop Issues a Clarification

Archbishop Broglio has issued a clarification regarding certain attempts to distort remarks made by Pope Francis contained in a “documentary” directed by Evgeny Afineevsky. Continue reading