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U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Administrative Committee Statement on Sex Abuse Scandals: Committee Releases Actions to be Taken

9/19/18

September 19, 2018 WASHINGTON–The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Administrative Committee has issued the following statement today in response to the recent sex abuse scandals. In the statement, the bishops say they pledge to “heal and protect with every bit of the strength God provides us.” Turning to the Lord “When each of us…

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Diocese of Richmond Notifies Civil Authorities of Decades Old Sexual Abuse Allegation Involving Former Priest

9/17/18

For Immediate Release: September 17, 2018 Diocese of Richmond Notifies Civil Authorities of Decades Old Sexual Abuse Allegation Involving Former Priest The Diocese of Richmond was made aware of an allegation of sexual abuse through the attorney of the victim. According to the adult male’s account, when he was a minor in the 1970s, then…

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The Importance of Our Urban Catholic Schools: Free Event at VCU

9/14/18

Many of us know the benefits of a Catholic education. But did you know that there is actually research behind the integral role that Catholic schools play in urban communities like Richmond? Join Dr. Eugene Trani, President Emeritus of VCU, and guest speakers Mrs. Wanda Wallin, Principal of All Saints Catholic School and Mr. Joseph…

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Weather Update: Mass of Atonement and Ordination of Permanent Deacons

9/12/18

September 14, 2018 The National Hurricane Center says that the path of Hurricane Florence has shifted and will make landfall farther south into the Carolinas. The Diocese of Richmond will hold both weekend events at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond: The Mass of Atonement, Friday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m., and the…

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Statement Regarding Diocese of Harrisburg’s List of Clergy and Seminarians Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Child

9/7/18

Statement Regarding Diocese of Harrisburg’s List of Clergy and Seminarians Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Child Information published by the Diocese of Harrisburg, Pa., in early August 2018, regarding clergy and seminarians of that diocese who were part of the allegations of sexual abuse of children identified within the release of that report a…

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Statement from the National Review Board

8/28/18

August 28, 2018 WASHINGTON—The National Review Board (NRB) has issued the following in response to the release of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report and recent allegations against Archbishop McCarrick. In the statement, the NRB calls for a lay-lead investigation into all allegations of sexual misconduct within the Church as well as strengthening the Charter for…

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President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Renews Commitment for Greater Effectiveness and Transparency in Disciplining Bishops

8/27/18

August 27, 2018 WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued the following statement. Cardinal DiNardo’s full statement follows: “In communion with the Holy Father, I join the Executive Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in taking upon ourselves his exhortation, ‘this…

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Bishop Barry C. Knestout Statement Following U.S. Bishops’ Announcement on a Plan to Address “Moral Catastrophe”

8/22/18

For Immediate Release: August 22, 2018 Bishop Barry C. Knestout Statement Following U.S. Bishops’ Announcement on a Plan to Involve Laity, Experts, and the Vatican to Resolve and Address “Moral Catastrophe”  On Aug. 16, the President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, announced a statement detailing…

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President of U.S. Bishops’ Conference Announces Effort That Will Involve Laity, Experts, and the Vatican stating, “Let me ask you to hold us to all of these resolutions,” as U.S. Bishops’ Offer Firm Resolve to Address “Moral Catastrophe”

8/17/18

August 16, 2018 WASHINGTON— Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has issued the following statement after a series of meetings with members of the USCCB’s Executive Committee and other bishops. The following statement includes three goals and three principles, along with initial steps of a…

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Mass of Atonement for Victims of Abuse

8/15/18

Bishop Knestout will celebrate nine regional Masses of Atonement with the faithful. The Masses begin at 7:30 P.M. at the locations and times provided below except where otherwise noted. All are welcome. Christ the King, Abingdon–Thursday, October 4 Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Salem–Friday, October 5 Resurrection, Moneta–Saturday, October 6 ** Church of the Redeemer,…

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