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Pope Francis releases 2018 World Communications Day message

1/30/18

Pope Francis on Wednesday released his message for World Communications Day, which is held annually on the Sunday before Pentecost, falling this year on 13 May 2018. Read his message here.

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World Day for Consecrated Life, February 2

1/29/18

WASHINGTON—As the Catholic Church prepares to celebrate the World Day for Consecrated Life, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations (CCLV) is releasing the results of a survey taken of the most recent Profession Class of 2017 conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA)….

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Catholic Schools Week 2018, January 28-February 3

1/26/18

WASHINGTON—National Catholic Schools Week 2018 (CSW) will be observed in dioceses around the country January 28–February 3. This year’s theme, “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.,” focuses on the important spiritual, academic and societal contributions provided by a Catholic education. As Bishop George V. Murry, SJ, of Youngstown, Ohio, chairman of the U. S. Conference…

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The Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout Announces Clergy Appointments

1/18/18

Richmond, VA – His Excellency, the Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout, Bishop of Richmond, announced the following clergy appointments, for a term of six months, effective immediately: Very Reverend Monsignor Mark Richard Lane, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia. Reverend Timothy M. Kuhneman, Episcopal Vicar for the Clergy. Reverend Monsignor R. Francis Muench, Judicial…

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Diocese of Richmond in Compliance with Child Protection Charter

1/16/18

2017 Independent Audit Determines Catholic Diocese of Richmond Remains in Compliance with Child Protection Charter (RICHMOND) – The Catholic Diocese of Richmond has received word from an independent auditor that the diocese remains in compliance with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. The diocese participates in the audit process annually. Monsignor…

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National Prayer Vigil for Life

1/16/18

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

1/8/18

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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Regional Mass Schedule

12/21/17
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Pope Francis Names Washington Auxiliary Bishop to Lead Richmond Diocese

12/5/17

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

12/5/17

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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