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Chrism Mass will be Celebrated on July 10

7/1/20

Bishop Knestout will celebrate the Chrism Mass on Friday, July 10, 2020, 6 p.m., at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond. The Chrism Mass celebrates the ministry of our diocesan priests. They are invited to renew their commitment of service during Mass and receive the prayers and support from the faithful. Bishop Knestout…

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Bishop Knestout Announces Clergy Appointments

7/1/20

The Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout, bishop of the Diocese of Richmond, has announced the following appointments, effective August 17, 2020 (unless noted otherwise):   Pastors Father Rogelio L. Abadano from Administrator of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, Onley, to Pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church, Lovingston, and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Amherst. Father James…

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U.S. Bishops’ Religious Liberty and Catholic Education Chairmen Grateful for Supreme Court’s Decision in Blaine Amendment Case

6/30/20

June 30, 2020 WASHINGTON – Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision in the case of Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, which challenged a decision by the Montana Supreme Court to invalidate a tax credit scholarship program because families benefiting include those who choose to send their children to religiously-affiliated…

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Catholic Bishops’ Pro-Life Chairman Says Supreme Court Decision Continues Cruel Precedent of Prioritizing Abortion Business Interests Over Women’s Health and Safety

6/29/20

June 29, 2020 WASHINGTON– Today, the Supreme Court of the United States announced its decision in an abortion case out of Louisiana, June Medical Services v. Russo. The Court ruled 5 to 4 to strike down the Louisiana law that requires abortion doctors to have hospital admitting privileges. Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City…

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Religious Freedom Week: June 22-29, 2020

6/23/20

Religious Freedom Week is a call for all Catholics to pray for and uphold religious freedom nationally and globally.  This year’s theme is “For the Good of All.” Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami, the acting chairman of the USCCB’s Committee for Religious Liberty said, in part, that “religious freedom is the human right that…

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U.S. Bishops’ Religious Liberty Chairman Announces Religious Freedom Week from June 22-29, 2020

6/22/20

June 22, 2020 WASHINGTON— Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami, the acting chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee for Religious Liberty has encouraged Catholics to pray and uphold religious liberty at home and abroad during Religious Freedom Week 2020. Commencing on June 22, the Feast of Sts. Thomas More and John…

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Comunicado del Presidente de la Conferencia Episcopal con Relación a la Decisión de la Corte Suprema de Estados Unidos sobre la Definición Legal de “Sexo” en la Ley de Derechos Civiles

6/16/20

15 de junio del 2020 WASHINGTON — El presidente de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de Estados Unidos (USCCB), arzobispo José H. Gomez, de Los Ángeles, hizo una declaración sobre la decisión emitida hoy por la Corte Suprema de Estados Unidos, que combina los casos Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga., Altitude Express v. Zarda, y…

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President of U.S. Bishops’ Conference Issues Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Legal Definition of “Sex” in Civil Rights Law

6/16/20

June 15, 2020   WASHINGTON — The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, provided a statement on the decision issued today by the Supreme Court of the United States – combining Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga., Altitude Express v. Zarda, and R.G. & G.R. Harris…

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President of U.S. Bishops’ Conference Appoints Four New Members of National Review Board for the Charter for Protection of Children and Young People

6/10/20

June 10, 2020 WASHINGTON – Four new members have been appointed to serve on the National Review Board (NRB) by Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). The NRB advises the bishops’ Committee on the Protection of Children and Young People and was established as part…

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Prayer Service for Racial Healing – Livestream

6/8/20

Deacon Charles Williams, director, Office for Black Catholics, leads us in a Thursday evening (June 11) Prayer Service for Racial Healing. The program is streamed live at 7:30 p.m. The virtual prayer service can be viewed on our livestream page at the following:  www.richmonddiocese.org/livestream or on our YouTube channel. We join our voice in prayer…

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