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Bishops Urge Voters to be Citizens Faithful to the Lord

10/26/18

In anticipation of Election Day on November 6, Bishop Burbidge and Bishop Knestout have issued a statement offering principles and observations to the faithful of their dioceses on exercising the right to vote with a conscience formed through prayer, attentiveness to the Church’s teachings, and understanding issues and candidates’ positions on them. See their statement…

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Joint Statement from Bishop Michael F. Burbidge (Diocese of Arlington) and Bishop Barry C. Knestout (Diocese of Richmond) in Response to the Attorney General’s Investigation

10/24/18

For Immediate Release – October 24, 2018 Today, Attorney General Mark Herring publicly announced his office’s investigation into allegations of child sexual abuse by clergy in Virginia.  The Diocese of Arlington and the Diocese of Richmond assure the faithful and the public that we are cooperating with the Attorney General’s office. Any instance of child sexual abuse…

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Bishop Prays with 40 Days for Life Participants

10/23/18

More than 40 people gathered to pray the rosary with Bishop Barry C. Knestout in front of a Richmond Planned Parenthood clinic, Tuesday, Oct. 23. The vigil was part of 40 Days for Life, a national effort in which participants pray for an end to abortion. According to organizers, this was the first time a…

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U.S. Bishops Will Gather for Seven Days of Prayer and Reflection at Invitation of Pope Francis

10/23/18

October 23, 2018 WASHINGTON— At the invitation of Pope Francis, the Bishops of the United States will gather for a spiritual retreat set to take place at Mundelein Seminary in the Archdiocese of Chicago.  The bishops will gather in prayer and unity for seven days, from January 2-8, as brothers in the Episcopacy. “The Holy…

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Priest of Diocese of Fall River Placed on Leave, Previously Served in Richmond Diocese

10/23/18

October 23, 2018 The Catholic Diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts made the following announcement October 22, 2018, regarding Father Michael Kuhn, Y.A., and is available online at www.fallriverdiocese.org. Father Michael Kuhn previously served in the Diocese of Richmond as chaplain for Old Dominion University’s Catholic Campus Ministry from 2011 to 2016. The Diocese of Richmond urges anyone who knows…

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Bishop Knestout’s Statement Regarding Pope Francis Acceptance of Cardinal Wuerl’s Resignation

10/12/18

October 12, 2018 “Today, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl as archbishop of Washington. Having assisted Cardinal Wuerl for nearly a decade with the many events of the Archdiocese, including coordinating the Archdiocesan Synod and 75th Anniversary celebration, implementing programs for the New Evangelization, and as co-chair of the committees to coordinate…

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Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl

10/12/18

October 12, 2018 WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl from the pastoral governance of the Archdiocese of Washington. The resignation was publicized in Washington, DC, October 12, 2018, by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States. Cardinal Wuerl had presented his resignation almost three years ago, when he reached…

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El Presidente de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de Estados Unidos recibe con agrado el anuncio de la Santa Sede sobre los pasos adicionales que está dando para que los fieles estén protegidos contra el mal de la agresión sexual

10/8/18

7 de octubre de 2018 ROMA— El Cardenal Daniel N. DiNardo, Arzobispo de Galveston-Houston y Presidente de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de los Estados Unidos (USCCB, por sus siglas en inglés) recibe con agrado el reciente anuncio de la Santa Sede que describe los pasos para garantizar que los fieles estén protegidos contra el…

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President of U.S. Bishops’ Conference Welcomes Steps Holy See is Taking to Ensure Faithful are Protected from the Evil of Sexual Abuse

10/8/18

October 7, 2018 ROME—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), is welcoming the recent announcement by the Holy See outlining steps to ensure the faithful are protected by the evil of sexual assault. Cardinal DiNardo’s full statement follows: “On behalf of my brother bishops…

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Delegados al V Encuentro enviados a construir una cultura de encuentro que reviva la esperanza

10/1/18

1 de octubre de 2018 WASHINGTON— El Arzobispo Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, Arzobispo de San Antonio y Presidente del Comité para la Diversidad Cultural en la Iglesia de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de Estados Unidos (USCCB) emitió un comunicado con motivo de la conclusión del V Encuentro Nacional de la Pastoral Hispana/Latina que se realizó…

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