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U.S. Bishops’ Pro-Life Chairman on Supreme Court’s “Dobbs” Case

12/1/21

December 1, 2021 WASHINGTON – Today, the Supreme Court of the United States is scheduled to hear oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, on the Mississippi law banning abortion after 15 weeks. The question before the Court is whether all pre-viability bans on elective abortions are unconstitutional. Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore,…

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Bishop Knestout Announces Clergy Assignments for November

11/24/21

November 24, 2021 Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout, bishop of Richmond, has announced the following clergy assignments: Father Charles Saglio Jr., has retired, effective Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. At the time of his retirement, Father Saglio was serving as pastor of St. Jude, Franklin, and Shrine of the Infant of Prague, Wakefield. Father Romy Jazmin, pastor…

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U.S. Bishops Approve Action Items on Their Agenda at the Fall General Assembly

11/18/21

November 17, 2021 BALTIMORE— The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) gathered for the 2021 Fall General Assembly in Baltimore this week. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the bishops’ June 2020 spring meeting was canceled, and the November 2020 fall meeting and June 2021 spring meeting were held in a virtual format. This was…

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Diocese of Richmond in Compliance with Charter

11/10/21

November 10, 2021 The Diocese of Richmond continues to remain in compliance with the U.S. bishops’ “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young Adults.” That determination is the result of an onsite audit conducted by StoneBridge Business Partners done Oct. 6-8. The audit period was July 1, 2018 through Sept. 30, 2021. In a…

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Bishop Knestout Celebrates Mass at All Saints School, Richmond

11/1/21

Monday morning, Nov. 1, Bishop Barry C. Knestout celebrated Mass at All Saints School, Richmond. During his homily, Bishop Knestout told students, teachers and staff that saints lived by virtues, e.g., kindness, patience and charity, and encouraged them to do the same. The bishop also blessed additional classrooms that were constructed on what had been…

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Declaración del Mes Respetemos la Vida Del 2021 | Reverendísimo Joseph F. Naumann, Presidente del Comité de Actividades Pro-Vida de la USCCB

9/28/21

27 septiembre de 2021 El mes de octubre trae consigo la observancia anual del Mes Respetemos la Vida. Este año se enmarca dentro del Año de San José declarado por el Papa Francisco, y por ese motivo la celebración resalta el ejemplo de ese gran Santo. Por ser fiel protector de Jesús y María, en San…

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2021 Respect Life Month Statement from Bishop Joseph F. Naumann, Chairman, USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities

9/28/21

en español September 27, 2021 The month of October brings with it our annual observance of Respect Life Month. As part of the Year of St. Joseph declared by Pope Francis, this year’s celebration highlights the example of that great saint. As the faithful protector of both Jesus and Mary, we find in St. Joseph…

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Renovated Norfolk Basilica Rededicated on Sept. 26

9/28/21

Jennifer Neville, Special to The Catholic Virginian   Bishop Knestout rededicated the sanctuary and blessed the altar of the Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Norfolk on Sunday, Sept. 26. Nearly 400 people attended the Mass. In his homily at the dedication Mass, Bishop Knestout spoke on the importance of serving others…

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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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