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Catholic Men’s Conference Draws 300 Participants

3/25/19

The seventh annual Diocesan Men’s Conference, Saturday, March 23, at St. Bede Parish in Williamsburg, which had both an English-language and a Spanish track, drew 300 people to learn about a myriad of topics on the Catholic faith. Monsignor Walter Barrett Jr., a pastor in the Richmond Diocese, covered such topics as fatherhood, racism and…

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Rosary for Healing and Protection Livestream

3/21/19

Here is the full Rosary for Healing and Protection led by Bishop Knestout on Tuesday, April 2. The Rosary for Healing and Protection Livestream begins at 10 a.m. Please view the rosary guide for the Prayer for Healing and to follow along.     In his Sept. 14, 2018 Pastoral Letter, “From Tragedy to Hope,” Bishop…

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Diocese of Richmond Announces New Diocesan Superintendent of Catholic Schools

3/19/19

For Immediate Release: March 18, 2019 Bishop Barry C. Knestout has appointed Ms. Kelly Lazzara as Superintendent of Schools for the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, effective June 17, 2019. Ms. Lazzara will replace the current Superintendent, Ray Honeycutt, who will retire on June 30, 2019. “I would like to build upon and strengthen the wonderful…

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Bishops’ Conference Committee Chairman Welcomes Governor of California’s Declaration of Moratorium on Death Penalty

3/14/19

March 14, 2019 WASHINGTON—After California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a moratorium on executions, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, FL, Chairman of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, expressed gratitude for the decision as a step to further the recognition of the inherent dignity of all human life. The full statement follows: “We…

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Notice Regarding Rev. Leo J. Guarnieri, Retired

3/8/19

For Immediate Release: March 8, 2019 The Diocese of Richmond has received a notice from the Diocese of Corpus Christi (Texas) that Fr. Leo Guarnieri, a retired priest of the Diocese of Richmond, has been accused of sexual abuse of a vulnerable adult. The allegation(s) were reported to the Diocese of Richmond, March 7, 2019….

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Bishops’ Conference President and Domestic Justice Committee Chairman Express Sorrow, Urge Prayer and Support, After Deadly Tornadoes Hit Alabama and Damage Other States in the Southeast

3/6/19

March 6, 2019 WASHINGTON—After tornadoes killed more than 20 people in Lee County, Alabama, and caused destruction in Georgia and surrounding states over the weekend, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice, FL, Chairman of the Committee on Domestic Justice and…

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The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act: Clearly and critically needed

3/1/19

By Jeff Caruso, Executive Director, Virginia Catholic Conference On Monday, February 25, the U.S. Senate failed to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (BAASPA). Virginia’s U.S. Senators Warner and Kaine voted against the bill. After the vote, Senator Kaine called the bill “extremely misleading” and “unjustified and unnecessary.” Senator Kaine’s comments serve as a…

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Catholic Bishops’ Pro-Life Chairman Says Senate Rejection of Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act should horrify and anger the American people

2/27/19

February 27, 2019 WASHINGTON–Monday night, the Senate failed to advance the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act—legislation that prohibits infanticide by ensuring that a child born alive following an abortion would receive the same degree of care to preserve her life and health as would be given to any other child born alive at the same…

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Virginia Bishops’ Statement on U.S. Senate’s Failure to Pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

2/26/19

The following is a Virginia Catholic Conference (VCC) statement regarding the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. February 25, 2019 We are deeply dismayed and astounded that the U.S. Senate has failed to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 311). It is a matter of common sense and basic human decency to require, as…

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President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Issues Statement at Close of Meeting on the Protection of Minors in the Church

2/24/19

February 24, 2019 ROME—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has issued the following statement on the final day of a four day meeting attended by Presidents of Bishops’ Conferences from across the globe. Cardinal DiNardo’s full statement follows: “The Lord is near to…

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