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.


Fratelli Tutti

Pope Francis has written a new encyclical on human fraternity and solidarity called Fratelli Tutti – in English, “All brothers.” Continue reading

Respect Life

The first Sunday of each October is dedicated as Respect Life Sunday, and October is Respect Life Month.  During this time, the Church asks us to reflect more deeply on the dignity of every human life. Continue reading

Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Find resources to help families and communities understand suicide, pray for those affected by it, and take action to prevent it. Continue reading

News and Events

Archbishop Receives Saint Luke Award

Archbishop Broglio received an award on behalf of the chaplains he leads from the Saint Luke Institute during their first ever Virtual Benefit held on Tuesday, October 20. Continue reading

AMS Family Witness to Christ

With the launching of the new AMS Family Witness to Christ platform, Catholic military families now have access to games, videos, challenges, and other innovative tools to support pre-K-through-12 religious education.  Continue reading

Annual Benefit Cancelled Due to COVID-19

The AMS has cancelled its 12th Annual Benefit on Nov. 21 due to COVID-19 and related ongoing restrictions. Archbishop Broglio has asked the faithful to consider giving to make up for the budget shortfall. Continue reading