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Bishop Barry C. Knestout Speaks on Evangelization at Diocesan Summit

1/30/19

January 30, 2019 Bishop Barry C. Knestout told more than 60 participants in a diocesan evangelization summit that “Encounter the Joy of the Gospel and Set the World Ablaze” will serve as an important part of spiritual preparation for the Diocese of Richmond’s bicentennial in 2020. He said that in reflecting about what could be…

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President of U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Conference with Chairman of Bishops’ International Justice Committee Condemn Philippine Cathedral Bombings as “Act of Terrorism”

1/28/19

January 28, 2019 WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston and President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Timothy P. Broglio, Archbishop for the Military Services USA and Chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace, have issued the following statement in response to the January 27 bombings in and around…

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Pro-Life Committee Chairman’s Roe v. Wade Anniversary Statement Encourages Faithful to be “Witnesses of Merciful Love”

1/18/19

January 18, 2019 WASHINGTON—Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City called on the faithful “to pray for an end to the human rights abuse of abortion, and for a culture of life, where through God’s grace all will come to know they are made in His Divine Image.” His statement on January 18 marks the…

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President Trump Announces Commitment to Uphold Pro-Life Laws

1/18/19

January 18, 2019 WASHINGTON—Today, President Trump reiterated his enduring support for pro-life laws or policies. Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, chairman of the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities responded with the following statement: “As Chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, I commend President Trump for announcing at today’s March for Life…

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‘So small a thing’ can be a big deal, Bishop Knestout says at march vigil’s end

1/18/19

January 18, 2019 Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Bishop Barry C. Knestout quoted from Catholic author J.R.R. Tolkien to make a pro-life point during his homily at the Friday, Jan. 18 Mass that closed the Vigil for Life. “In J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ there is a passage where Boromir, a…

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Catholic Diocese of Richmond Announces Office of Ethnic Ministries

1/18/19

January 18, 2019 Bishop Barry C. Knestout is pleased to announce the creation of the Diocesan Office of Ethnic Ministries, effective January 15, 2019. The formulation of this office combines the ministries of: Hispanic, Asian, and Native American offices in coordination with the Office for Black Catholics, in order to merge and strengthen administrative resources,…

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National Catholic Schools Week Begins January 27-February 2; With the Theme, “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.”

1/16/19

January 16, 2019 WASHINGTON—National Catholic Schools Week 2019 (CSW) will be observed in dioceses around the country January 27–February 2. This year’s theme, “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.,” focuses on the important spiritual, academic and societal contributions provided by a Catholic education firmly rooted in the Truth of the Gospel. As Bishop Michael C….

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Bishops Express Dismay at Court Ruling Enjoining Moral and Religious Exemption to HHS Mandate

1/15/19

January 15, 2019 WASHINGTON–In response to Monday’s federal court ruling from Pennsylvania granting a nationwide injunction barring the broadened moral and religious exemption to the HHS mandate, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, Chairman of the…

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2018 Independent Audit Determines Catholic Diocese of Richmond Remains in Compliance with Child Protection Charter

1/11/19

For Immediate Release: January 11, 2019 The Catholic Diocese of Richmond has received confirmation that it remains in compliance with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. Most Rev. Barry C. Knestout, Bishop of the Diocese of Richmond, received notice of compliance from StoneBridge Business Partners, Rochester, N.Y., which conducts the yearly…

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National Prayer Vigil for Life Taking Place in Nation’s Capital, January 17-18; Plenary Indulgence May be Obtained

1/11/19

January 10, 2019 WASHINGTON—The National Prayer Vigil for Life will be held from Thursday afternoon, January 17 to Friday morning, January 18, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Over 20,000 pilgrims from around the nation will gather at the Shrine to pray for an end to abortion before the annual…

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