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Priest Assignments 2018


The Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout, bishop of the Diocese of Richmond, has announced the following appointments, effective July 11, 2018, unless otherwise noted: Pastoral Center Administration Msgr. Mark Richard Lane from Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia to Retired Status, effective July 1, 2018. Father Michael Boehling from Vicar for Vocations and Priest Secretary to Bishop Knestout to Vicar…

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USCCB Chairmen Applaud Supreme Court’s Respect for Religious Liberty in Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision


June 4, 2018 WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The case involves a Christian baker named Jack Phillips who declined in 2012 to create a custom wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony. State officials sought to compel Phillips to create such cakes under Colorado’s public…

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U.S. Bishops’ Migration Chairman Urges Administration to Keep Families Together


June 1, 2018 WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security has recently acknowledged implementation of the policy. . . of separating families arriving at the U.S./Mexico Border. Most Reverend Joe S. Vásquez, Bishop of Austin and Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Migration, issued the following statement in response: “Forcibly separating children…

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Bishop Knestout speaks about New Evangelization on ‘The 700 Club’


Bishop Barry Knestout appeared on the Christian Broadcasting Network TV program, “The 700 Club” Thursday, May 31, with host, Christian broadcaster, Dr. Pat Robertson. Bishop Barry C. Knestout was a guest of Dr. Pat Robertson on “The 700 Club,” Thursday, May 31, on the Christian Broadcasting Network. Bishop Knestout and Dr. Robertson spoke about the…

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President of U.S. Bishops Conference Responds to Santa Fe High School Shooting


May 18, 2018 Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement in the aftermath of the Santa Fe High School shooting: “Our community and our local church joins an ever-growing list of those impacted by the evil of gun violence. I extend my heartfelt…

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2018 Seminarian Parish Assignments


Continuing Pastoral Year Assignments Anthony Ferguson – Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Newport News, Fr. John David Ramsey Julio Reyes – Saint Francis, Amherst and Saint Mary, Lovingston, Fr. Carlos Lerma Pastoral Year Assignments Phil Decker – Saint Joseph, Petersburg, Fr. Brian Capuano Tom Lawrence – Saint Mary, Blacksburg, Fr. John Asare John Minnich –…

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Statement from His Excellency, The Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout, on the Death of Bishop Emeritus David E. Foley


Richmond, Va. – The following is a statement from The Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout, Bishop of Richmond, where Bishop Emeritus David E. Foley served as Auxiliary Bishop from 1986-1994 before his appointment as Bishop of the Diocese of Birmingham. “I met Bishop Foley a number of years ago when he served as a priest…

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Pope Francis releases Apostolic Exhortation: Rejoice and Be Glad


President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Welcomes Pope Francis’s Apostolic Exhortation on Holiness in the Contemporary World; Rejoice and Be Glad April 9, 2018 WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, is welcoming the release of Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation, “Gaudete et Exsultate” (Rejoice…

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U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Join in Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Church Bell Tolls; April 4


April 3, 2018 WASHINGTON—On April 4th at 7:05 pm (EDT), the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will join in solidarity with the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in remembering the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., by tolling the Shrine’s bells 39 times to honor the number of years Dr. King…

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Holy Week 2018


Join His Excellency, Bishop Barry Knestout, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart during Holy Week. Begins March 25th with Palm Sunday, also called Passion Sunday. Chrism Mass is March 26th at 6:00 pm Holy Thursday, March 29th at 7 pm, we remember the Lord’s Last Supper and Institution of the Eucharist. Good Friday, March…

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