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Bishop instructs new deacons to ‘serve people in love, joy’

9/25/21

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian Bishop Barry C. Knestout ordained 15 men to the permanent diaconate Saturday, Sept. 25, instructing them to “be stewards of God’s mysteries.” Joined by more than 700 people at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond, including 36 priests, 48 permanent deacons and additional congregants via Facebook and YouTube,…

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Statement by Bishop Knestout on U.S. Passage of “Women’s Health Protection Act”

9/24/21

Statement by Bishop Knestout on U.S. House Passage of “Women’s Health Protection Act” September 24, 2021 (RICHMOND, Va.) – During his papal flight back to Rome Sept. 15, 2021, Pope Francis affirmed to journalists, “On the problem of abortion: abortion is more than a problem, it’s a homicide. It is a human life. Period.” The…

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La declaración del Reverendísimo Barry C. Knestout sobre el vigésimo aniversario del 11 de septiembre

9/10/21

10 de septiembre de 2021 La declaración del Reverendísimo Barry C. Knestout sobre el vigésimo aniversario del 11 de septiembre “Mientras que nuestra nación se prepara para celebrar el vigésimo aniversario del 11 de septiembre de 2001, recuerdo las palabras de San Juan Pablo II quien, durante su audiencia general al día siguiente, llamó a…

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The Most Rev. Barry C. Knestout’s Statement on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

9/10/21

September 10, 2021 Bishop Barry C. Knestout issued the following statement on the 20th anniversary of 9/11: “As our nation prepares to observe the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, I am reminded of the words of St. Pope John Paul II, who during his General Audience the following day, called the actions a ‘dark…

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USCCB President on the Twentieth Anniversary of the September 11 Terrorist Attacks

9/10/21

September 10, 2021 WASHINGTON – Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued the following statement on the eve of the twentieth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. The full text of Archbishop Gomez’s statement follows: “As we remember the twentieth anniversary of the September 11,…

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El presidente de la USCCB sobre el vigésimo aniversario de los ataques terroristas del 11 de septiembre

9/10/21

10 de septiembre de 2021 WASHINGTON- El arzobispo José H. Gomez, de Los Ángeles, presidente de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de Estados Unidos, emitió una declaración en la víspera del vigésimo aniversario de los ataques terroristas del 11 de septiembre de 2001. “La declaración completa del arzobispo Gomez es la siguiente: Al recordar el…

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Statement Following Kabul Attack; U.S. Military Loss of Life

8/26/21

Immediate Release: August 26, 2021 Bishop Knestout Statement Following the Attack at Kabul Airport “Throughout the last week, I’ve been offering special prayer intentions for the people of this diocese. Among those prayer requests, there have been many for the members of our military services, those serving in Afghanistan, and the Afghani people. This evening, I…

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U.S. Bishop Chairmen Respond to Evolving Crisis in Afghanistan

8/17/21

August 17, 2021 WASHINGTON—A widespread humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Afghanistan, with the Taliban swiftly seizing control of the capital on August 15. Thousands of people who have worked as interpreters, translators, and in other capacities alongside the United States military over the past twenty years, including Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) applicants, find themselves and…

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President of U.S. Bishops Conference Expresses Sorrow and Offers Prayers in Wake of Haiti Earthquake

8/17/21

August 14, 2021 WASHINGTON – Following news of the earthquake this morning in Haiti and reports of casualties and heavy damage caused to property and the infrastructure by the intensity of the seismic activity, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued the following statement: “On behalf…

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Catholic Diocese of Richmond Office of Catholic Schools Updates Face Mask Policy for the Beginning of the 2021-2022 School Year

8/12/21

For Immediate Release: August 12, 2021 Catholic Diocese of Richmond Office of Catholic Schools Updates Face Mask Policy for the Beginning of the 2021-2022 School Year (RICHMOND, Va) – Following today’s (Aug. 12, 2021) announcement by Virginia’s State Health Commissioner, the Office of Catholic Schools for the Catholic Diocese of Richmond is updating its COVID-19…

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