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Holy Cross Regional Catholic School to Close at the End of the Academic Year

11/12/19

For Immediate Release: November 12, 2019 HOLY CROSS REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL TO CLOSE AT THE END OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR Continued Low Enrollment and Financial Shortfalls Major Factors for School Closing (RICHMOND, VA) – Today, the Catholic Diocese of Richmond’s Office of Catholic Schools announced that Holy Cross Regional Catholic School in Lynchburg will permanently…

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USCCB Chairmen Issue Statement on Supreme Court Cases Upholding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program

11/12/19

November 12, 2019 WASHINGTON— Bishop Joe S. Vásquez, of Austin and Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Migration, commented on three cases argued before the Supreme Court today – Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of University of California; McAleenan, Secretary of Homeland Security v. Vidal; Trump, President of…

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Pro Life Committee Chairman Invites Bishops to Join Initiative Serving Pregnant and Parenting Mothers in Need

11/12/19

November 11, 2019   BALTIMORE – Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, of Kansas City in Kansas, and Chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, addressed the body of bishops at the annual November plenary meeting of bishops about the need for improved pastoral responses to women facing unexpected or…

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Women’s Catholic Conference Held at St. Bede Parish on Nov. 2

11/4/19

The Diocesan Women’s Conference at St. Bede Parish in Williamsburg, Saturday, Nov. 2 drew 350 people from across the diocese. Keynote speakers Chika Anyanwu and Mary Lenaburg on the English track reminded the audience that God knows you, loves you and desires you and that even in our most horrific circumstances, God is always good….

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Bishop Barry C. Knestout’s Statement on the Little Sisters of the Poor Departing from St. Joseph’s Home

10/30/19

“For more than a century, the Little Sisters of the Poor have been faithful servants and true examples of Christ’s loving care and unwavering, tender devotion for the poor, sick, elderly and dying within our diocese,” said the Most Rev. Barry C. Knestout, bishop of Richmond. “I am deeply saddened to see them leave our…

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Diocesan-sponsored Haiti Summit Held at Church of the Redeemer

10/21/19

Approximately 80 people attended the diocesan-sponsored Haiti Summit at Church of the Redeemer, Mechanicsville, Oct. 18-19. Parishioners from the Richmond Diocese and representatives from the Diocese of Hinche, Haiti participated. The focus was on sustainability – how to invest in Haiti in permanent ways, e.g., building better homes, teaching them to farm in difficult situations,…

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Bishop Knestout’s Homily from Sunday Vigil Mass, Oct. 12

10/15/19

Bishop Barry C. Knestout celebrated Sunday vigil Mass, Oct. 12, as part of the diocesan pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. <

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Julio Reyes Ordained to the Diaconate

10/15/19

Deacon Julio Reyes was ordained a transitional deacon by His Excellency, Bishop Elías Samuel Bolaños Avelar, bishop of Zacatecoluca, El Salvador on October 13, 2019 at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond. Following the successful completion of his studies at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, Boynton Beach, Florida, Deacon Reyes hopes to be…

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Seminarian Julio Reyes Called to Holy Orders

10/7/19

The Diocese of Richmond announces that Bishop Elías Samuel Bolaños Avelar of Zacatecoluca, El Salvador, calls Seminarian Julio Reyes to Sacred Orders.  Julio is cosponsored by the dioceses of Richmond and Zacatecoluca and will serve in the Diocese of Richmond upon ordination.  Bishop Knestout will celebrate the Mass and Bishop Bolaños will confer the sacrament. Julio’s…

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Chairman of US Bishops’ Pro-Life Committee Celebrates Launch of Respect Life Month, Commends Catholics to “Christ our Hope”

9/26/19

September 26, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. —Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, of Kansas City in Kansas and Chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities, celebrated the launch of Respect Life Month with a statement. Archbishop Naumann encouraged Catholics discouraged by attacks on human life to “hold fast to Christ, our Hope.” Archbishop Naumann’s full statement follows: “Although…

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