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Bishop Barry C. Knestout’s Statement regarding reports of abuse at juvenile center

6/22/18

(Richmond, VA)  Bishop Barry C. Knestout issued the following statement June 22 regarding the reports of abuse at Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center in Staunton. “We are greatly concerned about reports of abuse of undocumented immigrant teens that may have occurred at the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center in Staunton. “We support Gov. Ralph Northam and Sens….

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Reverend Michael Boehling appointed Vicar General

6/20/18

His Excellency, Bishop Barry C. Knestout, has appointed Reverend Michael G. Boehling, a priest of the Diocese of Richmond, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia effective July 1, 2018. Father Boehling will also continue as Vicar for Vocations. The son of the late Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Beverley Boehling, Father Boehling and his twin…

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USCCB statement from Cardinal DiNardo on Asylum Seekers and Migration

6/15/18

June 13, 2018 Fort Lauderdale, FL—”At its core, asylum is an instrument to preserve the right to life. The Attorney General’s recent decision elicits deep concern because it potentially strips asylum from many women who lack adequate protection. These vulnerable women will now face return to the extreme dangers of domestic violence in their home…

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Monsignor Mark Lane to Retire

6/14/18

The Very Reverend Monsignor Mark Richard Lane, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia for the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, will retire on July 1, 2018.  A faithful priest of the Diocese for 44 years, Msgr. Lane will continue to live and work in the area while retired from his administrative roles. Born on May…

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Priest Assignments 2018

6/12/18

The Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout, bishop of the Diocese of Richmond, has announced the following appointments, effective July 11, 2018, unless otherwise noted: Pastoral Center Administration Msgr. Mark Richard Lane from Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia to Retired Status, effective July 1, 2018. Father Michael Boehling from Vicar for Vocations and Priest Secretary to Bishop Knestout to Vicar…

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USCCB Chairmen Applaud Supreme Court’s Respect for Religious Liberty in Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision

6/5/18

June 4, 2018 WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The case involves a Christian baker named Jack Phillips who declined in 2012 to create a custom wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony. State officials sought to compel Phillips to create such cakes under Colorado’s public…

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U.S. Bishops’ Migration Chairman Urges Administration to Keep Families Together

6/1/18

June 1, 2018 WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security has recently acknowledged implementation of the policy. . . of separating families arriving at the U.S./Mexico Border. Most Reverend Joe S. Vásquez, Bishop of Austin and Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Migration, issued the following statement in response: “Forcibly separating children…

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Bishop Knestout speaks about New Evangelization on ‘The 700 Club’

5/31/18

Bishop Barry Knestout appeared on the Christian Broadcasting Network TV program, “The 700 Club” Thursday, May 31, with host, Christian broadcaster, Dr. Pat Robertson. Bishop Barry C. Knestout was a guest of Dr. Pat Robertson on “The 700 Club,” Thursday, May 31, on the Christian Broadcasting Network. Bishop Knestout and Dr. Robertson spoke about the…

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President of U.S. Bishops Conference Responds to Santa Fe High School Shooting

5/18/18

May 18, 2018 Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement in the aftermath of the Santa Fe High School shooting: “Our community and our local church joins an ever-growing list of those impacted by the evil of gun violence. I extend my heartfelt…

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2018 Seminarian Parish Assignments

5/15/18

Continuing Pastoral Year Assignments Anthony Ferguson – Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Newport News, Fr. John David Ramsey Julio Reyes – Saint Francis, Amherst and Saint Mary, Lovingston, Fr. Carlos Lerma Pastoral Year Assignments Phil Decker – Saint Joseph, Petersburg, Fr. Brian Capuano Tom Lawrence – Saint Mary, Blacksburg, Fr. John Asare John Minnich –…

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