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Virginia Catholic Conference Statement on New Federal District Court Order

5/15/19

May 15, 2019 In an unexpected May 14 Order, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson reversed his own dangerous ruling of May 6 which had put Virginia’s women at even greater risk of harm from surgical abortion. However, this action only means that the question of whether or not physicians-only may perform first-trimester and second-trimester abortions will be…

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Office of Christian Formation Hosts Workshop on Maturing Adult Faith Formation

5/15/19

May 15, 2019 This morning, the Office of Christian Formation hosted “A New Vision for Maturing Adult Faith Formation,” a workshop presented by Dr. Richard P. Johnson, Ph.D., PCSG. The workshop focused on providing successful maturing adult faith formation that lifts parishioners up, helps them stay connected with God and highlights the positive aspects of…

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Excellence in Education Awards Presented by Office of Catholic Schools

5/10/19

The Diocese of Richmond’s Office of Catholic Schools honored 22 teachers at its second annual Excellence in Catholic Education Awards dinner, Thursday, May 9, at the Roslyn Center. The regional winners are: Deb Miller, St. Anne, Bristol; Kathleen Hill, Our Lady of Lourdes, Richmond; Annie Gallagher, Bishop Sullivan, Virginia Beach. Deb Miller Kathleen Hill Annie…

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Bishop Knestout Statement on Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter

5/10/19

May 10, 2019 I welcome Pope Francis’ recent apostolic letter “Vos estis lux mundi,” issued Motu proprio, regarding the crime of sexual abuse. It further expresses his firm commitment to protecting children, young adults and the vulnerable from being sexually abused by church personnel, and it reiterates his expectation that care for victims and their families…

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President of U.S. Bishops’ Conference Issues Statement on Pope Francis’s Motu Proprio Ordering Worldwide Response to the Evil of Sexual Abuse

5/9/19

May 9, 2019 WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement regarding the release of Pope Francis’s Motu Proprio. . . earlier today. The Motu Proprio, Vos estis lux mundi (“You are the light of the world”), is a worldwide order to the…

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Virginia Bishops’ Statement on Federal District Court Decision

5/8/19

May 8, 2019 On May 6, laws enacted by the people of Virginia were undermined, when a U.S. district court decision further advanced the extreme agenda of the abortion industry and placed Virginia’s women at ever greater risk of harm from surgical abortion. In Falls Church Medical Center v. Oliver, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson’s…

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A Call to Holy Orders

4/30/19

His Excellency Bishop Barry C. Knestout has called to holy orders six seminarians from the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, five of whom will be ordained priests of the diocese and one to be ordained as a transitional deacon, the last step on the path to priesthood. On Saturday, May 18, Bishop Knestout will ordain as…

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In Memoriam: Father James E. Parke

4/30/19

The funeral Mass for Father James E. Parke will be celebrated Thursday, May 2, at Church of the Ascension, Virginia Beach. Father Parke, 79, died Monday, April 22. Father Parke was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Pittsburgh in 1965 and incardinated into the Diocese of Richmond in 1977. He moved to Richmond to…

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Holy Week 2019 Homilies

4/23/19

Bishop Knestout’s Holy Week homilies are now available on our YouTube channel for anyone who was unable to be with us for the celebration of the Sacred Triduum. (Photos/Michael Mickle) Holy Thursday “The awareness of the sacrifice of Jesus, his loss to us in his earthly human life, should heighten our appreciation of him in…

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Father Nick Redmond Reflects on Recent Visit to the Cathedral of Notre Dame

4/16/19

Father Nick Redmond recently returned to the Diocese of Richmond from a visit to Paris, France. While abroad, he had the opportunity to concelebrate Mass at the Cathedral of Notre Dame. After learning of the devastating fire that ravaged the famed cathedral, a worldwide symbol of Christianity, on Monday, April 15, Father Redmond reflected on…

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