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Catholic Virginian Editor to Retire

2/7/17

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

2/2/17

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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Bishop DiLorenzo Issues Statement on Refugee Policy

1/31/17

January 31, 2017 Richmond, Va. – Today, Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo released the following statement: “Today, I stand in union with my brother bishops who have spoken out about the recent executive order on the new refugee admissions policy. Recently, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued statements on the matter. I encourage…

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Bishop DiLorenzo Issues Statement on the 2017 March for Life

1/30/17

January 26, 2017 Richmond, VA. – Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo issued the following statement on the 2017 March for Life. “I send my blessings and prayers to the many faithful who plan to participate in the 2017 March for Life. I am always encouraged and it fills me with great joy when I witness the…

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Trump Reinstates Mexico City Policy on Abortion

1/23/17

USCCB Pro Life Chairman Applauds Reestablishment of Mexico City Policy January 23, 2017 WASHINGTON, DC—Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, applauded the memorandum issued today by President Donald Trump restoring the Mexico City Policy and extending its requirements to all U.S. global assistance.   Cardinal Dolan offered the following statement in…

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Catholic Diocese of Richmond Launches New Website

1/20/17

With the start of a new year, the Catholic Diocese of Richmond launched a redesigned website at www.richmonddiocese.org to provide more consistent communication across diocesan ministries. Read the announcement here.

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Bishops’ Statement on Death Penalty

1/19/17

Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo and Bishop Michael Burbidge issued the following statement today about Virginia’s continued use of the death penalty: Read here.

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Bishop’s Statement on Aid to Those Affected by Hurricane Matthew

10/13/16

Today, I ask the good people of this diocese to open their hearts to our brothers and sisters to the south of us who are still experiencing the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew.

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Deacon named Diocese’s first Director of Cemeteries

9/9/16

Rev. Mr. Edward Handel, a permanent deacon in the Diocese of Richmond, has been selected as the Diocese’s first Director of Cemeteries for the newly created Office of Catholic Cemeteries, effective September 1, 2016.

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Bishop’s statement regarding Catholics in public office

7/22/16

The Catholic Church makes its position very clear as it pertains to the protection of human life, social justice initiatives, and the importance of family life. From the very beginning, Catholic teaching informs us that every human life is sacred from conception until natural death. The right to life is a fundamental, human right for…

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