Posts Tagged ‘washington national cathedral’

“When Newtown Happened, It Was The Tipping Point for Many of Us”

The Washington National Cathedral is about much more than pomp, circumstance, and gargoyles. The iconic, neo-Gothic colossus also plays a formidable role in community outreach and social justice causes. Leading this work since 2007 is Canon Missioner Patty Johnson, who oversees 14 ministries from homelessness to literacy to prison work. She’s also the point person [...]

The Needle: Wrath of God Edition

Look Out Below: When Michele Bachmann (a House member from Minnesota, currently pretending that she's got some chance of being elected president of the entire United States) said the recent earthquake and hurricane in D.C. were an indication God wanted Congress to cut spending, it was easy to laugh. Today's accident at the Washington National [...]

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Gun Found at National Cathedral Shoots BBs, Not Bullets

The Washington Post Crime Scene blog reports that there was some panic at the Washington National Cathedral earlier today.
D.C. police say two people are being questioned after a man reportedly had a weapon on the grounds of the National Cathedral where three elite schools are located.
Police spokesman Lt. Nicholas Breul says a 911 call at [...]

Saint-Saens at National Cathedral: Soaring, In Ways Good and Bad

Cathedral Choral Society Music Director J. Reilly Lewis stepped up to the mic on Sunday afternoon at the Washington National Cathedral and proclaimed the moment "truly a grand occasion." He was addressing a packed house pumped for a one-two punch of French classics: Camille Saint-Saens's Symphony No. 3 ("the Organ") and Hector Berlioz's Te Deum. [...]