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Diocese of Richmond Nominated as a Project of the Year from Solar Builder Magazine

9/15/20

The seven new solar projects currently underway in the Catholic Diocese of Richmond have been nominated as a “Project of the Year” from Solar Builder Magazine! From now until Sept. 27, you can vote ONCE PER DAY for our diocese to win in the C&I (rooftop) category. To vote, click here to access the Solar…

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel School Recognized by Cardinal Newman Society for Catholic Education and Identity

9/14/20

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School (OLMC) in Newport News has been named to the Cardinal Newman Society’s Catholic Education Honor Roll. OLMC is the first school in the Catholic Diocese of Richmond and one of only 12 elementary schools to receive this distinction.   For more information, please read the press release. Additionally, a…

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Bishop Chairmen Issue Statement for Fifth World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

9/1/20

September 1, 2020 WASHINGTON – Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City and Bishop David J. Malloy of Rockford, respective chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committees on Domestic Justice and Human Development and International Justice and Peace, issued a pastoral message for the annual World Day of Prayer for the Care…

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In Wake of Kenosha Violence, U.S. Bishops’ Chairman for Committee Against Racism Urges Day of Prayer and Fasting

8/28/20

The diocesan Office for Black Catholics sponsored a Prayer Service for Racial Healing at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond, on June 11, 2020. You can watch the prayer service on our YouTube channel. August 27, 2020 WASHINGTON – This Friday, August 28 marks the 57th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington where…

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U.S. Bishops’ President Prays for Life and Safety as Hurricane Laura Makes Landfall

8/27/20

August 27, 2020 WASHINGTON —Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), issued the following statement praying for the lives and safety of all those in the path of Hurricane Laura as it makes landfall in the Gulf Coast: “On behalf of my brother bishops in the…

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U.S. Bishops’ President and International Justice and Peace Chairman Join in Solidarity with the Suffering of Lebanon After Explosion in the Port of Beirut

8/6/20

August 6, 2020 WASHINGTON—Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and Bishop David J. Malloy of Rockford and chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on International Justice and Peace, issued the following statement in solidarity with Lebanon after the explosion in the Port of Beirut: “The…

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Accountability in the Church: A Letter to the Faithful from Bishop Knestout

8/3/20

Bishop Knestout has written a letter to the faithful about the Diocese of Richmond’s ongoing response to the abuse crisis and the steps the diocese has taken to ensure the protection of children and rebuild trust in the Church. Please read Bishop’s letter here. 

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Bishop Chairmen Urge Congressional Black Caucus Leaders to Support Federal Emergency Relief for Urban Catholic School Students

7/31/20

July 31, 2020 WASHINGTON – Catholic schools, especially those serving urban areas have been disproportionately impacted in the ongoing fallout of the novel coronavirus. Three bishop chairmen of committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have sent a letter to Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, requesting support…

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Migration Chairman Calls for Prayers for Trafficking Survivors

7/29/20

July 29, 2020 WASHINGTON – The United Nations designated July 30 as the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons in 2013 to raise awareness of the devastating impact human trafficking has on women, men, and children and to promote survivors’ rights and human dignity. The international day is observed annually in the United States and…

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Bishop Chairmen Condemn Acts of Vandalism, Destruction at Catholic Sites

7/24/20

July 22, 2020   WASHINGTON — Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Religious Liberty, and Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, issued the following statement in response to reports of increasing incidents…

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