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Catholic Charities honors DC mayor who favored abortion, same-sex marriage

January 17, 2012

Catholic Charities USA and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington have bestowed the “Keep the Dream Alive” Award on Anthony Williams, who served as mayor of Washington from 1999 to 2007. Williams, a Catholic, supported abortion and same-sex marriage.

Also receiving awards were USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon and former Catholic Charities board member Janet Pape. The three were honored at a “Keep the Dream Alive” Mass at St. Aloysius Church in Washington on January 16.

“I can think of no better way to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy than by honoring individuals who keep his dream alive through their advocacy and service to the poor,” said Father Larry Snyder, president of Catholic Charities USA.


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  • Posted by: Exaudi nos - Jan. 19, 2012 9:34 AM ET USA

    Is there a "Keep the Dream Alive" mass in the lectionary? I can't find it? Page number please.

  • Posted by: kmbold - Jan. 17, 2012 11:28 PM ET USA

    Where in the world is Wuerl? Looking piously the other way, as usual.