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Dillon Bruce to be ordained a deacon

4/15/21

Bishop Barry C. Knestout will ordain Dillon Bruce, son of Brian and Jeannette Bruce and a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Staunton, a transitional deacon for the Diocese of Richmond, 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 22, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond. Following graduation from Stuarts Draft High School in 2012, Bruce,…

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Catholic Diocese of Richmond Hosts Rosary for the Protection of Children and Families in Recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month

4/6/21

For Immediate Release: April 6, 2021 Catholic Diocese of Richmond Hosts Rosary for the Protection of Children and Families in Recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month All Diocesan Digital Platforms Will Stream the Rosary Live on April 14 (RICHMOND) – For the third year, the Diocese of Richmond invites you to join in praying for…

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U.S. Bishop Chairman Welcomes Repeal of Death Penalty in Virginia

3/24/21

March 24, 2021 WASHINGTON — Following passage of legislation to repeal the death penalty in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development issued the following statement: “I welcome Virginia’s repeal of the death penalty as a…

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Statement by Bishop Burbidge and Bishop Knestout on Governor Northam’s Signature of Legislation Abolishing Virginia’s Death Penalty

3/24/21

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington and Bishop Barry C. Knestout of the Diocese of Richmond issued the following statement on Governor Northam’s signature of legislation abolishing Virginia’s death penalty: “Today, Governor Ralph Northam signed into law SB 1165/HB 2263, making Virginia the first southern state, and the 23rd state overall, to…

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U.S. Bishop Chairman Mourns Loss of Life in Mass Shooting in Boulder, CO

3/24/21

March 24, 2021 WASHINGTON — Following a mass shooting at a supermarket in Boulder, CO, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development issued the following statement: “As we are still reeling from the loss of life in the mass shootings…

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U.S. Bishops’ Marriage and Family Life Secretariat Launches Web Pages for Celebration of “Year of ‘Amoris Laetitia’ Family”

3/22/21

March 17, 2021 WASHINGTON – Marking the fifth anniversary of the Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), Pope Francis has asked the Church to celebrate the family and reflect upon how ministry supports married couples and the family in every level of Church life. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on…

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Statement of U.S. Bishops’ Chairman for Asian and Pacific Island Affairs on Discrimination Against the Asian Community

3/22/21

March 22, 2021 WASHINGTON — Following deadly shootings at three businesses in the greater Atlanta area this past week and the dialogue that has been ignited about other reported incidents of aggression against people of Asian descent, Bishop Oscar A. Solis of Salt Lake City, and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB)…

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U.S. Bishops’ President to Celebrate National Mass on the Solemnity of St. Joseph

3/18/21

March 18, 2021 WASHINGTON – Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), will celebrate a special Mass on Friday, March 19, 2021, the Solemnity of St. Joseph. The Mass will be livestreamed on the USCCB’s Facebook page. Friday, March 19, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Time (8:00…

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U.S. Bishop Chairmen Reaffirm Protections for Faith-Based Foster Care and Adoption Providers

3/15/21

March 15, 2021 WASHINGTON — Three committee chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) are affirming their strong support for the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2021. The Act would prevent the federal government and any state receiving federal funds for child welfare services from taking adverse action against a provider that…

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Statement by Bishop Burbidge and Bishop Knestout on Governor Northam’s Signature of Abortion Expansion Legislation

3/12/21

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington and Bishop Barry C. Knestout of the Diocese of Richmond issued the following statement on Governor Northam’s signature of legislation that drastically expands abortion coverage in Virginia: “Governor Northam has crossed yet another tragic threshold by inserting abortion without limits into Virginia’s health benefits exchange. We…

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