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USCCB Responds to DHS Immigration Memo

2/23/17

February 23, 2017 U.S. Bishops Chair on Migration Responds to DHS Memoranda on Immigration Enforcement and Border Security Washington, D.C. – On February 20, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued two memoranda implementing Executive Orders 13768 and 13767, relating to border and interior immigration enforcement. In response to the memoranda, the Most Reverend Joe…

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Virginia Bishops Issue Statement about Governor’s Veto

2/21/17

February 21, 2017 Virginia Catholic Bishops Statement on Governor McAuliffe’s Veto of Bill Defunding Planned Parenthood Richmond, VA – For the second consecutive year, Gov. Terry McAuliffe has demonstrated his unwavering commitment to the nation’s largest abortion provider – at the expense of comprehensive health care for women. This morning, Gov. McAuliffe vetoed HB 2264, which would have…

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Letter Urges Administration to Care for Creation

2/17/17

February 17, 2017 Washington –  In a letter to the United States Secretary of State today, chairmen of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development and Committee on International Justice and Peace, along with Sean Callahan, President of Catholic Relief Services, urged the Administration to do everything they can to care for…

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Congress urged to pass conscience protections

2/10/17

2/10/2017 Washington – Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and Archbishop William E. Lori – as chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities and Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, respectively – wrote to both Houses of the United States Congress on February 8, urging support for the Conscience Protection Act of 2017…

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Black History Month Resources

2/7/17

African American Catholic Youth Bible is a resource to evangelize and educate all people of faith on the gifts and contributions of Black people throughout salvific history. Brothers and Sisters To Us, Pastoral Letter on Racism Candidates for Sainthood in the African-American Community provide the faithful with encouragement and hope on how to live a…

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Superintendent of Catholic Schools Named

2/7/17

2/7/2017 Richmond, VA – Ray Honeycutt, Interim Superintendent for the Office of Catholic Schools, is promoted to the position of Superintendent of the Office of Catholic Schools effective February 6, 2017.  Ray joined the Diocese as the Principal of St. Bridget Catholic School in 2009.  He accepted the position of Associate Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction…

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Lifetime Achievement Award 2017

2/7/17

Congratulations to Rev. Msgr. Walter Barrett, Jr. and Sister Cora Marie Billings, Lifetime Achievement Award recipients. They will be honored along with other award winners, to be announced at a later date, at the Black Catholic Leadership Awards Banquet, on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Hilton Hotel & Spa, Short Pump, Virginia.  

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National Black Catholic Congress XII

2/7/17

The Diocese of Richmond Office for Black Catholics along with other parishes of the diocese will make a pilgrimage to Congress XII, July 6-9, 2017, Orlando, FL. This year’s theme is “The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Me. Act justly, love goodness, and walk humbly with your God.” The convention site is Hyatt Orlando….

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Catholic Virginian Editor to Retire

2/7/17

2/6/2017 Richmond, VA – Bishop DiLorenzo issued the following announcement: Since 1971 Steve Neill, Editor of the Catholic Virginian, has provided the Catholic faithful with news and information about topics and issues that have affected our Diocese, with diligence and care for his profession. After many years of dedicated and loyal service, Steve has decided to…

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Strong Prayer Life Influences Vocation According to CARA Study

2/2/17

Washington – Nearly all of the religious men and women who professed perpetual vows in 2016 had a strong prayer life before entering their religious institution according to a study by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate. The survey results were released today and can be found here.

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