January 11, 2017

Hiring Announcement!

Craig Muckle Joins Archdiocese of Washington’s Public Affairs Team


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Archdiocese of Washington announced Wednesday that veteran public affairs and government relations operative Craig M. Muckle has been appointed as manager of its Office of Public Policy in the Secretariat for Communications.


Muckle will work closely with the District of Columbia Catholic Conference, the archdiocese’s general counsel’s office, and other archdiocesan offices to advocate the Catholic Church’s position on public policy matters and to mobilize the local church in the public policy arena, the Archdiocese said.


Muckle spent the past 18 years at Safeway as manager of public affairs and government relations. His 35-year communications career also includes stints at ESPN, BET and Rite Aid, along with serving as an adjunct professor in Howard University’s School of Communications from spring 2014 to spring 2016.


“Craig brings a wealth of experience in public affairs, public policy and communications to the Archdiocese of Washington and the District of Columbia Catholic Conference,” said Ed McFadden, secretary of communications for the Archdiocese of Washington. “His background and experience in engaging and mobilizing locally with community stakeholders will ensure our elected officials, policy professionals, the media and the public are fully informed on our public policy positions and also in the many ways the archdiocese is engaged in the greater Washington community.”


Muckle’s accomplishments include being selected as a Minority Business Leader awardee by the Washington Business Journal (2015), along with serving as chair of the Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce (2008) and the Greater Bowie Chamber (2014). A graduate of the University of Dayton, Muckle resides in Bowie, Md. with his wife and three children.


The Archdiocese of Washington is home to over 620,000 Catholics, 139 parishes and 95 Catholic schools, located in Washington, D.C., and five Maryland counties: Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s.



December 22, 2016

On behalf of the Executive Board

We are praying for our Senior Advisor Edgar Brookins for the loss of his daughter:


"As most of you may know, My daughter Ciera Nicole Brookins, transitioned this past Monday evening to be with our Almighty in Heaven; he plucked another flower to be with Him and while we are saddened and heartbroken, we are at peace knowing that she is in a better place with our Savior.


Many of you have called and emailed asking about funeral arrangements, here  they are:


Homegoing  Celebration of Life Services will be Wed/Dec 28, 2016: 11 AM – Viewing; 12 Noon – Funeral Service at the Memorial Chapel, Fort Myer, VA 22211.  Repast afterwards. As we expect some congestion at the entry gate, recommend early arrival as appropriate.


Flowers can be sent to: Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., 4001 Benning Road, NE, Washington, DC 20019. They must be received by Tues/Dec 27, 2017.


Cards can be sent to; Brookins/Collier Family, 2406 Windbreak Dr., Alexandria, VA 22306


We ask for your continued prayers and blessings,


In Christ,


Brother Edgar Brookins, father of decedent"



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