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Statement from Bishop Knestout on the Appointment of Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory to the College of Cardinals

10/26/20

October 26, 2020 I offer warm congratulations to Cardinal-designate Wilton D. Gregory, Archbishop of Washington, on his elevation to the College of Cardinals. Through this appointment, the Holy Father has named the first African American a cardinal, which is a significant event in the life of the universal Church. I am praying for the continued…

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Statement of U.S. Bishops’ President Upon the Naming of Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory to the College of Cardinals

10/26/20

October 25, 2020 WASHINGTON—Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a statement following the naming of Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Washington to the College of Cardinals by Pope Francis today. Archbishop Gomez’s full statement follows: “By naming Archbishop Wilton Gregory as a Cardinal,…

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Statement from Bishop Knestout Concerning Remarks Attributed to Pope Francis

10/24/20

For Immediate Release: October 24, 2020 Bishop Barry C. Knestout Statement Following Recent News Coverage of Pope Francis’ Film “Francesco” and Comments Within the Film Regarding Civil Unions (RICHMOND, Va.) – I’d like to take this opportunity to provide clarity on recent reports shared about the Holy Father and comments attributed to him in a…

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Election Novena will begin on Oct. 26

10/23/20

WASHINGTON (CNS) —As it did in 2016, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is encouraging people of faith to take part in an election novena beginning Oct. 26 and ending Nov. 3, Election Day. A closing prayer for elected leaders will be offered Nov. 4, the day after the election. “Bearing in mind our nation’s…

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Concluye el Programa de Reconciliación Independiente para la Diócesis Católica de Richmond

10/15/20

English Para su publicación inmediata: 15 de octubre de 2020 Independent Reconciliation Program Concludes for Catholic Diocese of Richmond La Administradora del Programa Independiente Ofrece Pagos Monetarios a las Víctimas Sobrevivientes Elegibles La Diócesis de Richmond publicó hoy un informe resumido que concluye su Programa de Reconciliación Independiente (“Programa”) – un programa diseñado para ayudar…

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Independent Reconciliation Program Concludes for Catholic Diocese of Richmond

10/15/20

En Español For Immediate Release: October 15, 2020 Independent Program Administrator Distributes Monetary Payments to Qualifying Victim Survivors The Catholic Diocese of Richmond today released a summary report concluding its Independent Reconciliation Program (“Program”) – a Program designed to assist in the healing of those who endured child sexual abuse committed by Catholic clergy.  The…

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Bishop Knestout Names Our Lady of the Rosary Community in Crozet

10/5/20

On Sunday, Oct. 4, Bishop Knestout traveled to Crozet, where he officially named the existing Crozet Catholic Community to Our Lady of the Rosary in honor of the upcoming feast of Our Lady of the Rosary on Oct. 7. He celebrated 1:30 p.m. Mass at the Crozet Baptist Church, which the community has been using…

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U.S. Bishops’ President Welcomes “Fratelli Tutti,” Pope Francis’ Encyclical on Human Fraternity

10/5/20

October 4, 2020 WASHINGTON—Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued a statement today welcoming Pope Francis’ new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti: On Fraternity and Social Friendship. Archbishop Gomez’s full statement follows: “On behalf of the Catholic Church in the United States, I welcome the Holy Father’s new…

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U.S. Bishops’ Education Chairman Decries Exclusion of Catholic School Students and Families from Revised HEROES Act

10/1/20

October 1, 2020 WASHINGTON – As soon as today, the U.S. House of Representatives will consider House Democrats’ new COVID-19 aid package, the revised Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act. The bill includes $225 billion for education, including $182 billion for K-12 schools. However, the bill provides no equitable services for students…

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U.S. Bishops’ Virtual Rosary on the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary

9/30/20

September 30, 2020 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will host a virtual rosary event on October 7, the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary. Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the USCCB has called for this moment of prayer with the intention of uniting Catholics across the…

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