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Local philanthropist ‘happy to invest’ in All Saints Catholic School


Well known Richmond entrepreneur and philanthropist Marcus Weinstein presented a $1 million check to All Saints Catholic School on August 27. The donation prompted the beginning of the “The Future is Now” campaign to raise an additional $1.3 million with the goal of adding 6,800 square feet of classroom and office space, increasing security measures…

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Bishop Knestout Visits Blessed Sacrament Huguenot Catholic School for Playground Dedication


On Friday, Sept. 13, Bishop Knestout attended the dedication of Flutterfly Park at Blessed Sacrament Huguenot Catholic School, Powhatan. Keith and Kathleen Brower, whose late granddaughter was a student of BSH, donated $1.4 million to the school for renovations and technology improvements. At the ribbon cutting ceremony, Bishop Knestout said the opening prayer and blessed…

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President of U.S. Bishops Conference Calls for Prayers After Deadly Hurricane Hits the Bahamas and Moves Closer to the Southeastern Coast


September 4, 2019 WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement regarding Hurricane Dorian that left seven people dead in the Bahamas and is moving closer to the southeastern United States. Cardinal DiNardo’s full statement follows: “As we continue to be…

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USCCB President Issues Statement Following Shootings in Midland and Odessa


September 1, 2019 WASHINGTON— Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), issued the following statement in response to the tragic shootings in Midland and Odessa, Texas. The full statement follows: “As we travel to Sunday Mass, we do so with heavy hearts. Just a few…

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President of the USCCB and Committee Chairmen of International Justice and Peace and Domestic Justice and Human Development issue a statement of concern regarding the fires in the Amazon


August 27, 2019 WASHINGTON- The President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Bishop Frank J. Dewane, Chairman of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, and Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, Chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace issue the following statement regarding the fires in the Amazon:…

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USCCB Chairmen Applaud Proposed Regulations Preventing Government Discrimination Against Faith-Based Federal Contractors


August 21, 2019 WASHINGTON— Bishop chairmen of three committees of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) expressed support for proposed regulations from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) clarifying religious protections that may be invoked by federal contractors, including faith-based organizations. Bishop Robert J. McManus of Worcester,…

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Bishop Knestout Meets with Newly Formed Diocesan Pastoral Council


On Saturday, Aug. 17, the newly formed Diocesan Pastoral Council met for the first time with Bishop Barry Knestout. The council is composed of 18 individuals, nine men and nine women, who were selected from each of the diocese’s 15 deaneries. The Diocesan Pastoral Council is one of several advisory bodies that will provide consultation…

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Bishop Knestout Announces the Appointment of Three New Deans within the Diocese of Richmond


Bishop Knestout has announced the appointment of three new deans within the Diocese of Richmond, effective Tuesday, August 13. The appointments are: Very Rev. Eric Ayers, V.F., pastor of Blessed Sacrament in Norfolk, as dean of Deanery 1; Very Rev. W. Daniel Beeman, V.F., pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Newport News, as dean of…

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Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations Expresses Gratitude for Letter from Pope Francis to Priests on the 160th Anniversary of the Death of St. John Vianney


August 7, 2019 WASHINGTON – On August 4, 2019, Pope Francis marked the 160th anniversary of the death of the Curé of Ars, St. John Vianney, the patron saint of parish priests, by addressing a letter to all priests throughout the world. In the letter, the Holy Father acknowledges the pain and suffering that the…

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President of USCCB and Domestic Justice Chairman Issued Statements Following Mass Shootings in El Paso and Dayton


President of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Domestic Justice Issued a Statement After a Tragic Shooting in Dayton, Ohio August 4, 2019 WASHINGTON— Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, of Galveston-Houston, and President of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Bishop Frank J. Dewane, of Venice, Florida, Chairman…

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