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V Encuentro Delegates Charged with Building a Culture of Encounter that Rekindles Hope

10/1/18

October 1, 2018 WASHINGTON—Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, Archbishop of San Antonio and chairman of the Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement today following the close of the V National Encuentro that took place September 20-23 in Grapevine, Texas. Archbishop García-Siller’s full statement follows:…

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Diocese of Richmond Reorganized as Deaneries; Replace LPAs

9/27/18

September 27, 2018 The Diocese of Richmond has been reorganized into 15 deaneries, effective September 27, 2018. The deaneries were established through a canonical decree by Bishop Knestout which was officially announced on the Feast Day of St. Vincent de Paul, the Diocese’s patron saint. You can read Bishop’s announcement letter here. The Richmond Diocese is…

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Statement in Response to Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Immigrants and Public Benefits

9/24/18

September 23, 2018   WASHINGTON–On September 22, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that dramatically alters certain longstanding government policies related to legal immigrants’ access to essential safety net programs.   Bishop Joe Vasquez, Chair of the Committee on Migration and Bishop of Austin, Texas, together with Bishop Frank Dewane,…

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U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Administrative Committee Statement on Sex Abuse Scandals: Committee Releases Actions to be Taken

9/19/18

September 19, 2018 WASHINGTON–The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Administrative Committee has issued the following statement today in response to the recent sex abuse scandals. In the statement, the bishops say they pledge to “heal and protect with every bit of the strength God provides us.” Turning to the Lord “When each of us…

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Diocese of Richmond Notifies Civil Authorities of Decades Old Sexual Abuse Allegation Involving Former Priest

9/17/18

For Immediate Release: September 17, 2018 Diocese of Richmond Notifies Civil Authorities of Decades Old Sexual Abuse Allegation Involving Former Priest The Diocese of Richmond was made aware of an allegation of sexual abuse through the attorney of the victim. According to the adult male’s account, when he was a minor in the 1970s, then…

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The Importance of Our Urban Catholic Schools: Free Event at VCU

9/14/18

Many of us know the benefits of a Catholic education. But did you know that there is actually research behind the integral role that Catholic schools play in urban communities like Richmond? Join Dr. Eugene Trani, President Emeritus of VCU, and guest speakers Mrs. Wanda Wallin, Principal of All Saints Catholic School and Mr. Joseph…

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Weather Update: Mass of Atonement and Ordination of Permanent Deacons

9/12/18

September 14, 2018 The National Hurricane Center says that the path of Hurricane Florence has shifted and will make landfall farther south into the Carolinas. The Diocese of Richmond will hold both weekend events at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond: The Mass of Atonement, Friday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m., and the…

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Statement Regarding Diocese of Harrisburg’s List of Clergy and Seminarians Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Child

9/7/18

Statement Regarding Diocese of Harrisburg’s List of Clergy and Seminarians Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Child Information published by the Diocese of Harrisburg, Pa., in early August 2018, regarding clergy and seminarians of that diocese who were part of the allegations of sexual abuse of children identified within the release of that report a…

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Statement from the National Review Board

8/28/18

August 28, 2018 WASHINGTON—The National Review Board (NRB) has issued the following in response to the release of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report and recent allegations against Archbishop McCarrick. In the statement, the NRB calls for a lay-lead investigation into all allegations of sexual misconduct within the Church as well as strengthening the Charter for…

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President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Renews Commitment for Greater Effectiveness and Transparency in Disciplining Bishops

8/27/18

August 27, 2018 WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued the following statement. Cardinal DiNardo’s full statement follows: “In communion with the Holy Father, I join the Executive Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in taking upon ourselves his exhortation, ‘this…

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