Catholic Diocese of Richmond

Search Parishes

All News

Catholic Diocese of Richmond Announces Property Under Contract in Lynchburg

5/19/21

For Immediate Release: May 19, 2021 Land for sale is property of the former Holy Cross Regional Catholic School (RICHMOND, Va.) – The Catholic Diocese of Richmond has announced the pending sale of property in Lynchburg which housed the former Holy Cross Regional School and Tabor Retreat Center on 21 acres of land. It is…

Continue Reading >

Catholic Diocese of Richmond Responds to Virginia Attorney General Announcing Charges Against a Former Priest of the Ballarat Diocese (Australia) Who Served in Virginia Beach

5/4/21

For Immediate Release: May 4, 2021 (RICHMOND, Va.) – Paul David Ryan, a former priest of the Catholic Diocese of Ballarat located in Victoria, Australia, was indicted for two felony counts of child sexual abuse on April 13, 2021.  Ryan had already been named on the Catholic Diocese of Richmond’s list of priests against whom…

Continue Reading >

Catholic Diocese of Richmond Office of Catholic Schools Holds Virtual 2021 Excellence in Catholic Education Awards

4/30/21

For Immediate Release: April 30, 2021 Catholic Diocese of Richmond Office of Catholic Schools Holds Virtual 2021 Excellence in Catholic Education Awards Honors Include Regional Excellence and Elizabeth Ann Seton Awards (RICHMOND, Va.) – The Diocese of Richmond’s Office of Catholic Schools hosted the fourth annual Excellence in Catholic Education Awards virtually on April 29,…

Continue Reading >

Statement of U.S. Bishop Chairmen on Verdict in Trial of Derek Chauvin

4/21/21

April 20, 2021 WASHINGTON – Following the verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, Minnesota today, Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism, and Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Domestic…

Continue Reading >

Bishop Knestout Announces New Pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas, Charlottesville

4/16/21

The Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout, bishop of the Diocese of Richmond, has announced the following appointment, effective Thursday, July 1, 2021: Dominican Father Walter Wagner, pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas, Charlottesville. Dominican Father David Mott will continue to serve as administrator of the parish until that date.

Continue Reading >

Bishop Knestout Calls Thomas Lawrence and Dillon Bruce to Holy Orders

4/16/21

Bishop Barry C. Knestout has called seminarians Thomas “Tom” B. Lawrence III and Dillon Bruce to holy orders. Deacon Lawrence will be ordained a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond. Deacon Lawrence, 41, is currently working on a Master of Divinity…

Continue Reading >

Dillon Bruce to be Ordained a Deacon

4/15/21

Bishop Barry C. Knestout will ordain Dillon Bruce, son of Brian and Jeannette Bruce and a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Staunton, a transitional deacon for the Diocese of Richmond, 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 22, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond. Following graduation from Stuarts Draft High School in 2012, Bruce,…

Continue Reading >

Catholic Diocese of Richmond Hosts Rosary for the Protection of Children and Families in Recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month

4/6/21

For Immediate Release: April 6, 2021 Catholic Diocese of Richmond Hosts Rosary for the Protection of Children and Families in Recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month All Diocesan Digital Platforms Will Stream the Rosary Live on April 14 (RICHMOND) – For the third year, the Diocese of Richmond invites you to join in praying for…

Continue Reading >

U.S. Bishop Chairman Welcomes Repeal of Death Penalty in Virginia

3/24/21

March 24, 2021 WASHINGTON — Following passage of legislation to repeal the death penalty in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development issued the following statement: “I welcome Virginia’s repeal of the death penalty as a…

Continue Reading >

Statement by Bishop Burbidge and Bishop Knestout on Governor Northam’s Signature of Legislation Abolishing Virginia’s Death Penalty

3/24/21

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington and Bishop Barry C. Knestout of the Diocese of Richmond issued the following statement on Governor Northam’s signature of legislation abolishing Virginia’s death penalty: “Today, Governor Ralph Northam signed into law SB 1165/HB 2263, making Virginia the first southern state, and the 23rd state overall, to…

Continue Reading >