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Fr Avelino González

REVEREND AVELINO GONZÁLEZ is a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington and pastor of St. Gabriel Church in NW, Washington, DC. He also serves as the Director of the Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs for the Archdiocese of Washington and is president of the Inter-Faith Conference of Metropolitan Washington. Father is a graduate of The Catholic University of America, Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College, Pontifical North American College, and the Pontifical Gregorian University. He was ordained a deacon at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome in October 2005 by Bishop Donald W. Wuerl (then ordinary of the diocese of Pittsburg), and to the priesthood on May 27, 2006, by Theodore Cardinal McCarrick.

Ecumenical Dialogue: Where Do We Go From Here?

Last November 21, 2014, the Catholic Church celebrated the 50th anniversary of the promulgation of the Second Vatican Council’s Decree on Ecumenism called Unitatis Reintegratio (“Restoration of Unity”). The anniversary presented an opportunity to...

Vatican II: 50 Years Later

On October 11, 2011, with his Apostolic Letter Porta fidei (“Door of Faith”), Pope Benedict XVI declared the Year of Faith would begin on the 50th Jubilee Anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II) the most significant...

Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, 70 Years Later

This January 27, 2015 will mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the most notorious of all Nazi death camps – Auschwitz-Birkenau. The name of the camp will forever be linked with man’s inhumanity to man and the unspeakable crimes of...

Christmas On The Western Front

One hundred years ago, on Christmas Eve 1914, an incredible event took place on the Western Front in France during World War I. After an all-night snowfall that covered the battlefield with a serene white powder, unusual lights began to appear all...

The Phenomenon of Guadalupe

On December 12 the Church in the United States will be celebrating the optional memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas. As Catholics, we should know that the Blessed Virgin Mary’s apparition on December 9, 1531 to Saint Juan...

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