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Bishop appoints President for Bishop Sullivan H.S.


3/21/2017 Richmond, VA – The Most Reverend Francis Xavier DiLorenzo, Bishop of Richmond, is pleased to announce the appointment of Father Dan Beeman, Vicar, Catholic Mission and Identity, as the transitional President of Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School.  The appointment is effective immediately.  Bishop Sullivan CHS is currently in the process of recruiting and naming…

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USCCB Chairman to Congress on Health Care Policy


USCCB Chairmen Call on Congress to Consider Moral Criteria During Debates on Health Care Policy March 8, 2017 WASHINGTON—As Congress prepares to discuss possible changes to the Affordable Care Act, the chairmen of four United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committees called on lawmakers to consider important moral criteria, especially pertaining to the most vulnerable…

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St. Gregory the Great Principal Called to Serve


March 1, 2017 Gina Ibarra Coss, Principal of St. Gregory the Great, Virginia Beach, was featured in an article in the Virginia Pilot. It is an inspiring account of her call to serve, first as a teacher, and then as an administrator.  

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USCCB Responds to DHS Immigration Memo


February 23, 2017 U.S. Bishops Chair on Migration Responds to DHS Memoranda on Immigration Enforcement and Border Security Washington, D.C. – On February 20, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued two memoranda implementing Executive Orders 13768 and 13767, relating to border and interior immigration enforcement. In response to the memoranda, the Most Reverend Joe…

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Virginia Bishops Issue Statement about Governor’s Veto


February 21, 2017 Virginia Catholic Bishops Statement on Governor McAuliffe’s Veto of Bill Defunding Planned Parenthood Richmond, VA – For the second consecutive year, Gov. Terry McAuliffe has demonstrated his unwavering commitment to the nation’s largest abortion provider – at the expense of comprehensive health care for women. This morning, Gov. McAuliffe vetoed HB 2264, which would have…

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Letter Urges Administration to Care for Creation


February 17, 2017 Washington –  In a letter to the United States Secretary of State today, chairmen of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development and Committee on International Justice and Peace, along with Sean Callahan, President of Catholic Relief Services, urged the Administration to do everything they can to care for…

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Congress urged to pass conscience protections


2/10/2017 Washington – Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and Archbishop William E. Lori – as chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities and Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, respectively – wrote to both Houses of the United States Congress on February 8, urging support for the Conscience Protection Act of 2017…

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Black History Month Resources


African American Catholic Youth Bible is a resource to evangelize and educate all people of faith on the gifts and contributions of Black people throughout salvific history. Brothers and Sisters To Us, Pastoral Letter on Racism Candidates for Sainthood in the African-American Community provide the faithful with encouragement and hope on how to live a…

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Catholic Virginian Editor to Retire


2/6/2017 Richmond, VA – Bishop DiLorenzo issued the following announcement: Since 1971 Steve Neill, Editor of the Catholic Virginian, has provided the Catholic faithful with news and information about topics and issues that have affected our Diocese, with diligence and care for his profession. After many years of dedicated and loyal service, Steve has decided to…

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Strong Prayer Life Influences Vocation According to CARA Study


Washington – Nearly all of the religious men and women who professed perpetual vows in 2016 had a strong prayer life before entering their religious institution according to a study by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate. The survey results were released today and can be found here.

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