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Letter Urges Administration to Care for Creation


February 17, 2017 Washington –  In a letter to the United States Secretary of State today, chairmen of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development and Committee on International Justice and Peace, along with Sean Callahan, President of Catholic Relief Services, urged the Administration to do everything they can to care for…

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Congress urged to pass conscience protections


2/10/2017 Washington – Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and Archbishop William E. Lori – as chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities and Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, respectively – wrote to both Houses of the United States Congress on February 8, urging support for the Conscience Protection Act of 2017…

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Black History Month Resources


African American Catholic Youth Bible is a resource to evangelize and educate all people of faith on the gifts and contributions of Black people throughout salvific history. Brothers and Sisters To Us, Pastoral Letter on Racism Candidates for Sainthood in the African-American Community provide the faithful with encouragement and hope on how to live a…

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Catholic Virginian Editor to Retire


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


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


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


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


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


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

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Bishops’ Statement on Death Penalty


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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