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Pope prays for victims of attack in Manchester


May 23, 2017 By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Decrying the “barbaric attack in Manchester,” England, Pope Francis sent his condolences and prayers to all those affected “by this senseless act of violence,” an attack on a concert that British officials said was the deadliest case of terrorism since 2005. In a telegram…

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Bishop DiLorenzo celebrates 49th anniversary


On May 18, 1968, Bishop Francis DiLorenzo was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia by John Cardinal Krol. This year marks his 49th anniversary of priestly ordination.

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Prayer Request for Deacon Arthur “Chip” Pagnini


May 4, 2017 Richmond, VA – Please pray for the repose of the soul of Deacon Arthur “Chip” Pagnini, a deacon of the Diocese of Richmond, who died on May 2nd. Funeral arrangements are as follows at St. Ann Catholic Church, 105 S. Snead St., Ashland, VA 23005: On Friday, May 5: Visitation with the…

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USCCB President: Today’s Executive Order Begins a Process 


May 4, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C.– Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has issued a response to President Donald J. Trump’s executive order signed this morning. Cardinal DiNardo’s full statement follows: “Today’s Executive Order begins the process of alleviating the serious burden of the…

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A Belated Congratulations to Ms. Chubb-Hale on receiving the St. Katharine Drexel


Congratulations Ms. Chubb-Hale on receiving the St. Katharine Drexel Award during the 2017 Office for Black Catholics Leadership Awards Banquet. Ms.Chubb-Hale_Ad  

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Cardinal Dolan Calls Pro-Abortion DNC Pledge Extreme


April 26, 2017 WASHINGTON–Cardinal Timothy Dolan, chair of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, reacted to the announcement by the Democratic National Committee’s chair pledging support only for pro-abortion candidates. Calling the pledge “very disturbing,” Cardinal Dolan urged party members to “challenge their leadership to recant this intolerant position.” Full statement follows: “The recent pledge…

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Bishops’ Statement on Governor’s Decision to Commute Death Sentence


Statement by Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo and Bishop Michael F. Burbidge on Governor’s decision to commute death sentence of Ivan Teleguz April 20, 2017 Richmond, VA – We are all children of the same merciful, loving God, and he alone has dominion over all life. Because we have a profound respect for the sanctity of…

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Prayer Request for Father David Nott


April 18, 2017 Richmond, VA – Please pray for the repose of the soul of Rev. David Nott, who died on April 16, 2017. Funeral arrangements for Father Nott are as follows: Visitation will be held on Monday, April 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bliley’s Funeral Home, 3801 Augusta Avenue, Richmond, with Christian…

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Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo Releases Easter Message


April 17, 2017 WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has issued the following Easter message as we celebrate the joy of Christ’s Resurrection. A video version of Cardinal DiNardo’s Easter message is also available at: Full statement follows: “Through Christ’s passion, His…

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Vatican Announces Telecasts Information for Holy Week and Easter  


April 11, 2017 WASHINGTON—The Vatican Television Center has released information for broadcasters regarding worldwide telecasts of the events presided over by Pope Francis on Good Friday and Easter.  All times are UTC/GMT (Coordinated Universal Time/Greenwich Mean Time). •  Good Friday, April 14, 19.15-21.00 hours, Way of the Cross presided over by Pope Francis at the…

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