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Press Release Archive


Thousands of Origami Doves Take Flight at National Cathedral

Posted on December 20, 2020

Beginning in December through mid-2021, the Cathedral will host an exhibit, which shows thousands of doves “flying” through its nave, to symbolize hope and optimism for the new year

As America Mourns 300,000 COVID dead, Cathedral Dean Says: ‘God Forgive Us’

Posted on December 14, 2020

I have grown weary of tolling this bell. I don’t want to toll this bell any more. I don’t want to lose any more lives. God forgive us if we find ourselves tolling this bell again at 400,000 lives lost.

Dean Hollerith and Bishop Budde: Hate Has No Home Here

Posted on December 13, 2020

We believe that Black Lives Matter because Black lives matter to God. The Proud Boys and their hatred are not welcome here.

Faith, Compassion, and Healing Our National Divides

Posted on November 12, 2020

Bishop Curry and Dr. Moore will explore some of the key ethical teachings of their faiths and look at ways these teachings are relevant to the task of creating understanding and reconciliation between Americans of different political views.

Bishop Budde and Dean Hollerith: It’s Time to Put Healing Above Partisanship

Posted on November 07, 2020

Only together can we overcome our divisions to meet the enormous challenges before us. All of us, but particularly our leaders, must put the healing of the nation above partisan loyalties. 

Prayers for President and Mrs. Trump and All Coronavirus Victims

Posted on October 02, 2020

Give public health and government officials the strength and will to act with wisdom and compassion in service to all.

Statement on the Death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Posted on September 18, 2020

She knew injustice, she overcame discrimination, yet she never lost faith in our capacity to expand the circle of inclusion ever wider.

Update on Blackbaud Security Breach

Posted on July 31, 2020

The Cathedral’s primary fundraising database was not compromised as part of this attack and we have no reason to believe that information stored in that database was compromised.

John Lewis: A Gentle Giant of Immense Moral Courage

Posted on July 18, 2020

John Lewis never gave up on America, even at times when America seemed to renege on its promise that all people are created equal. 

Bishop Budde and Dean Hollerith: Today Is a Day to Celebrate

Posted on June 18, 2020

We must always remember that each person is a beloved child of God and made in the image and likeness of God -- no matter who they are, who they love or where they were born. 

Dean Hollerith: COVID-19 Closures Mean Changes for the Cathedral

Posted on June 16, 2020

Called to be careful stewards of the gifts God has entrusted to us, we find ourselves forced to reckon with the conditions as we find them, not as we might wish them to be.

Dean Randy Hollerith: We Cannot Turn Away From the Horror of Racism

Posted on May 29, 2020

God’s justice compels us to move toward something better than where we are and who we have become.