Bishops’ Statement on Death Penalty1/19/17
Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo and Bishop Michael Burbidge issued the following statement today about Virginia’s continued use of the death penalty: Read here.
Bishop’s Statement on Aid to Those Affected by Hurricane Matthew10/13/16
Today, I ask the good people of this diocese to open their hearts to our brothers and sisters to the south of us who are still experiencing the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew.
Deacon named Diocese’s first Director of Cemeteries9/9/16
Rev. Mr. Edward Handel, a permanent deacon in the Diocese of Richmond, has been selected as the Diocese’s first Director of Cemeteries for the newly created Office of Catholic Cemeteries, effective September 1, 2016.
Bishop’s statement regarding Catholics in public office7/22/16
The Catholic Church makes its position very clear as it pertains to the protection of human life, social justice initiatives, and the importance of family life. From the very beginning, Catholic teaching informs us that every human life is sacred from conception until natural death. The right to life is a fundamental, human right for…
Bishop calls for continued prayer after Dallas shootings7/8/16
Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo appeals for peace, offers prayers in wake of shootings in Dallas, Minnesota and Louisiana “With great sadness I learned of the heartbreaking violence that occurred last night in Dallas when multiple law enforcement officers were shot, five of them fatally, in the last minutes of what had been a peaceful protest…
Bishop calls for peace and unity following MN, LA deaths7/7/16
Statement by Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo for Peace and Unity Following Deaths in Louisiana & Minnesota Richmond, VA – Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo issued the following statement: “Today, I would like to express my deep sorrow and sadness for the loss of life that has occurred in Louisiana and Minnesota. During these difficult times, let…
Diocese establishes new Office of Cemeteries, hires cemetery management company5/18/16
Diocese hires Cemetery Management Company, Announces New Office of Cemeteries Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo has authorized the Diocese of Richmond to hire Catholic Management Services, a strategic planning and professional services firm, to restore, maintain and make financially viable almost 60 cemeteries, mausoleum and columbaria within the Diocese of Richmond.
Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Cross2/8/16
Congratulations to Mrs. Karen Paige-Womack, Basilica, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Norfolk, for receiving the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Cross, for her volunteer ministry to coordinate the Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry at Basilica, St. Mary.