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Bishop Knestout Releases Statement on Holy Cross Regional Catholic School

1/2/20

January 2, 2020 Bishop Knestout has released a letter detailing his final decision on the closing of Holy Cross Regional Catholic School following a Dec. 19 meeting with Holy Cross constituents. In part, Bishop writes, “Given all the facts, and having received the input from the pastors, school administrative staff and school advisory board members,…

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Daughters of Mary Immaculate Celebrate 100 Years of Service

1/2/20

The Daughters of Mary Immaculate celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of their order on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Bishop Knestout and priests of the diocese concelebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving at Mary Mother of the Church Abbey, Richmond, in honor of the milestone. Parishioners of the Church of the Vietnamese Martyrs, sisters of the…

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Diocese of Richmond Introduces Office of Cemetery and Funeral Services

12/12/19

December 12, 2019 The Diocese of Richmond is pleased to introduce the Office of Cemetery and Funeral Services to oversee cemetery operations, effective January 1, 2020. The existing Office of Cemeteries, which has assisted parishes through a contract with Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services (CFCS) since 2016, will be reconfigured into the new office. Deacon…

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Meeting Pope Francis an ‘extraordinary experience,’ bishop says

12/9/19

Bishop Barry C. Knestout returned to the Diocese of Richmond on Sunday, Dec. 8, “renewed in my episcopal commitment and sense of communion with the Holy Father, the bishops and people of dioceses throughout the U.S. and throughout the world.” Bishop Knestout had been in Rome since Dec. 1 for his ad limina visit —…

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Renovation of Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Norfolk, Leads to Historical Discovery

12/6/19

A construction crew working on the renovation of the Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Norfolk struck history last October when a jackhammer used to break up an old concrete floor broke all the way through, unearthing a brick vaulted drain dating from the late 18th to early 19th century. The…

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Misconduct Allegation Against Priest of Diocese of Fall River Found to be Unsubstantiated

11/26/19

UPDATED: November 26, 2019 The Diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts, announced on November 22 that an allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor made against Father Michael F. Kuhn, Y.A., has been found to be unsubstantiated. Father Kuhn had previously served in the Diocese of Richmond as chaplain for Old Dominion University’s Catholic Campus Ministry…

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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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