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National Prayer Vigil for Life


National Prayer Vigil for Life in Nation’s Capital, January 18-19; Plenary Indulgence May be Obtained by Those Taking Part in “Sacred Celebrations” Surrounding March for Life January 12, 2018 WASHINGTON—The National Prayer Vigil for Life will be held from Thursday afternoon, January 18 to Friday morning, January 19, at the Basilica of the National Shrine…

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A Message from U.S.C.C.B. President During National Migration Week, January 7-13


January 5, 2018 WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), offers a National Migration Week message to the nation with special gratitude for the gift of immigrants and refugees. Cardinal DiNardo’s statement as follows: “On Sunday, the Catholic Church across the United States will celebrate the beginning…

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Pope Francis Names Washington Auxiliary Bishop to Lead Richmond Diocese


RICHMOND, Va. – Within hours of being announced as the 13th Bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, the Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout, 55, Auxiliary Bishop of Washington, celebrated Mass with Pastoral Center staff for the first time in the diocese he will soon oversee. Earlier, he held a press…

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Statements By Cardinals, Bishops and Dignitaries


Statement by Monsignor Mark Richard Lane, Diocesan Administrator Statement by Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington Statement by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington Statement by Bishop Martin D. Holley, Diocese of Memphis Statement by Most Rev. William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore Statement by the Virginia Catholic Conference Statements by the Auxiliary Bishops…

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Please Pray for Rev. Gerard Creedon


Rev. Gerard Creedon died on November 16, 2017. He was a priest of the Diocese of Richmond until the establishment of the Diocese of Arlington in 1974. Please pray for the repose of his soul. May he rest in peace. You can read more about Father Creedon here:  

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Pope Francis Prays for People of Iraq and Iran


Vatican City – In the two messages signed by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, Pope Francis says he “was deeply saddened” by news of the 7.3-magnitude earthquake which struck the border region between Iran and Iraq.   Message – Iraq: His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the severe earthquake which…

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President of USCCB Responds to Mass Shooting in Texas


  WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N DiNardo, of Galveston-Houston, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has issued the following statement in response to the mass shooting during a church service in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Cardinal DiNardo’s full statement follows: “Earlier today, we heard of the mass shooting at the Baptist Church in Sutherland…

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Statement on the Emerging Crisis in Puerto Rico


WASHINGTON—In a November 2 statement, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chair of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, and Archbishop Paul D. Etienne of Anchorage, Alaska, Chairman of the USCCB Subcommittee on Catholic Home Missions, called on Catholics and people of good will across the United States to remember those…

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Please pray for the repose of the soul of Father Pham Thuy


Reverend Pham Q. Thuy, a retired priest of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, died on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at the age of 81. Father Thuy was born on July 10, 1936, in Hanoi, Vietnam. He was educated at Puginier Elementary School in Hanoi, and Mossard High School in Saigon.  He graduated from Hue University…

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