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The Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout Announces Clergy Appointments

1/18/18

Richmond, VA – His Excellency, the Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout, Bishop of Richmond, announced the following clergy appointments, for a term of six months, effective immediately: Very Reverend Monsignor Mark Richard Lane, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia. Reverend Timothy M. Kuhneman, Episcopal Vicar for the Clergy. Reverend Monsignor R. Francis Muench, Judicial…

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Diocese of Richmond in Compliance with Child Protection Charter

1/16/18

2017 Independent Audit Determines Catholic Diocese of Richmond Remains in Compliance with Child Protection Charter (RICHMOND) – The Catholic Diocese of Richmond has received word from an independent auditor that the diocese remains in compliance with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. The diocese participates in the audit process annually. Monsignor…

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National Prayer Vigil for Life

1/16/18

National Prayer Vigil for Life in Nation’s Capital, January 18-19; Plenary Indulgence May be Obtained by Those Taking Part in “Sacred Celebrations” Surrounding March for Life January 12, 2018 WASHINGTON—The National Prayer Vigil for Life will be held from Thursday afternoon, January 18 to Friday morning, January 19, at the Basilica of the National Shrine…

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A Message from U.S.C.C.B. President During National Migration Week, January 7-13

1/8/18

January 5, 2018 WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), offers a National Migration Week message to the nation with special gratitude for the gift of immigrants and refugees. Cardinal DiNardo’s statement as follows: “On Sunday, the Catholic Church across the United States will celebrate the beginning…

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Regional Mass Schedule

12/21/17
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Pope Francis Names Washington Auxiliary Bishop to Lead Richmond Diocese

12/5/17

RICHMOND, Va. – Within hours of being announced as the 13th Bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, the Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout, 55, Auxiliary Bishop of Washington, celebrated Mass with Pastoral Center staff for the first time in the diocese he will soon oversee. Earlier, he held a press…

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Statements By Cardinals, Bishops and Dignitaries

12/5/17

Statement by Monsignor Mark Richard Lane, Diocesan Administrator Statement by Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington Statement by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington Statement by Bishop Martin D. Holley, Diocese of Memphis Statement by Most Rev. William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore Statement by the Virginia Catholic Conference Statements by the Auxiliary Bishops…

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Please Pray for Rev. Gerard Creedon

11/17/17

Rev. Gerard Creedon died on November 16, 2017. He was a priest of the Diocese of Richmond until the establishment of the Diocese of Arlington in 1974. Please pray for the repose of his soul. May he rest in peace. You can read more about Father Creedon here: http://catholicherald.com/News/Local_News/Fr__Gerard_Creedon_dies_at_73/  

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Pope Francis Prays for People of Iraq and Iran

11/13/17

Vatican City – In the two messages signed by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, Pope Francis says he “was deeply saddened” by news of the 7.3-magnitude earthquake which struck the border region between Iran and Iraq.   Message – Iraq: His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the severe earthquake which…

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President of USCCB Responds to Mass Shooting in Texas

11/6/17

  WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N DiNardo, of Galveston-Houston, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has issued the following statement in response to the mass shooting during a church service in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Cardinal DiNardo’s full statement follows: “Earlier today, we heard of the mass shooting at the Baptist Church in Sutherland…

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