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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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Bishop DiLorenzo Issues Statement on Refugee Policy

1/31/17

January 31, 2017 Richmond, Va. – Today, Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo released the following statement: “Today, I stand in union with my brother bishops who have spoken out about the recent executive order on the new refugee admissions policy. Recently, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued statements on the matter. I encourage…

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Bishop DiLorenzo Issues Statement on the 2017 March for Life

1/30/17

January 26, 2017 Richmond, VA. – Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo issued the following statement on the 2017 March for Life. “I send my blessings and prayers to the many faithful who plan to participate in the 2017 March for Life. I am always encouraged and it fills me with great joy when I witness the…

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Trump Reinstates Mexico City Policy on Abortion

1/23/17

USCCB Pro Life Chairman Applauds Reestablishment of Mexico City Policy January 23, 2017 WASHINGTON, DC—Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, applauded the memorandum issued today by President Donald Trump restoring the Mexico City Policy and extending its requirements to all U.S. global assistance.   Cardinal Dolan offered the following statement in…

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Catholic Diocese of Richmond Launches New Website

1/20/17

With the start of a new year, the Catholic Diocese of Richmond launched a redesigned website at www.richmonddiocese.org to provide more consistent communication across diocesan ministries. Read the announcement here.

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