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National Catholic Schools Week Begins January 27-February 2; With the Theme, “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.”

1/16/19

January 16, 2019 WASHINGTON—National Catholic Schools Week 2019 (CSW) will be observed in dioceses around the country January 27–February 2. This year’s theme, “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.,” focuses on the important spiritual, academic and societal contributions provided by a Catholic education firmly rooted in the Truth of the Gospel. As Bishop Michael C….

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Bishops Express Dismay at Court Ruling Enjoining Moral and Religious Exemption to HHS Mandate

1/15/19

January 15, 2019 WASHINGTON–In response to Monday’s federal court ruling from Pennsylvania granting a nationwide injunction barring the broadened moral and religious exemption to the HHS mandate, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, Chairman of the…

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2018 Independent Audit Determines Catholic Diocese of Richmond Remains in Compliance with Child Protection Charter

1/11/19

For Immediate Release: January 11, 2019 The Catholic Diocese of Richmond has received confirmation that it remains in compliance with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. Most Rev. Barry C. Knestout, Bishop of the Diocese of Richmond, received notice of compliance from StoneBridge Business Partners, Rochester, N.Y., which conducts the yearly…

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National Prayer Vigil for Life Taking Place in Nation’s Capital, January 17-18; Plenary Indulgence May be Obtained

1/11/19

January 10, 2019 WASHINGTON—The National Prayer Vigil for Life will be held from Thursday afternoon, January 17 to Friday morning, January 18, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Over 20,000 pilgrims from around the nation will gather at the Shrine to pray for an end to abortion before the annual…

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U.S. Bishops Receive Letter from Pope Francis As They Gather for Spiritual Retreat; Cardinal Daniel DiNardo Offers Message to Holy Father on Behalf of U.S. Bishops

1/3/19

January 3, 2019 WASHINGTON— The U.S. Bishops have received a letter from Pope Francis as they gather in northern Illinois at Mundelein Seminary this week. The weeklong retreat is taking place at the invitation of Pope Francis who has asked all bishops in the United States to pause in prayer as the Church seeks to…

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Bishops’ Conference Praises Senate for Passage of the FIRST STEP Act and Encourages Passage in the House 

12/20/18

December 20, 2018 WASHINGTON—Following the passage of the FIRST STEP Act in the U.S. Senate this week, Frank J. Dewane, Bishop of Venice, FL, and Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, praised the Senate for passing the bill and encouraged the House to do likewise. The full statement is as follows: “I am grateful to the members…

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Thousands of U.S. Catholics Prepare for Launch of “9 Days for Life” Campaign on January 14

12/20/18

December 20, 2018 WASHINGTON—On January 14, 2019, thousands of Catholics across the country will join in prayer for “9 Days for Life.” The prayer campaign, sponsored by the Committee on Pro Life Activities of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, leads up to the annual Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn…

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Ray Honeycutt, Superintendent of the Diocese of Richmond’s Office of Catholic Schools

12/19/18

December 19, 2018 Ray Honeycutt, Superintendent of the Diocese of Richmond’s Office of Catholic Schools since February 2017, will resign his position effective June 30, 2019. Mr. Honeycutt joined the diocese in 2009 as principal of St. Bridget Catholic School, Richmond. In 2015, he accepted the position of associate superintendent for Diocesan Catholic Schools and…

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Updated Diocese of Richmond Dean Assignments

12/14/18

Richmond’s Deaneries Updated dean appointments, effective Dec. 14, 2018. The following pastors serve as deans: Deanery 1 – Very Rev. W. Daniel Beeman, V.F., pastor of Holy Trinity in Norfolk and Vicar for Catholic Mission and Identity Parishes: Basilica of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception (Norfolk), Blessed Sacrament (Norfolk), Christ the King (Norfolk), Holy…

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President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Statement on the Death of President George H.W. Bush

12/3/18

December 3, 2018 WASHINGTON–Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement on the passing of President George Herbert Walker Bush. Cardinal DiNardo’s full statement follows: “We join with people across the nation as we mourn the passing of President George H.W. Bush….

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