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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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President of U.S. Bishops Conference Responds to Explosions at Two Coptic Churches


April 9, 2017 WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has issued the following statement in response to explosions on Palm Sunday at two Coptic Christian churches in Egypt that have killed at least 40 and injured at least 100: “In the early hours of Palm Sunday, as Christians…

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President & Vice President of U.S. Bishops Conference Respond to Syria Chemical Attack


April 5, 2017 Syrian Chemical Attack “Shocks the Soul” WASHINGTON—  Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, vice president of the USCCB, have issued the following joint statement on yesterday’s chemical weapons attack in northern Syria. Full statement follows:…

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Cardinal Dolan Welcomes Congressional Action to Nullify Title X Rule


March 31, 2017 WASHINGTON—Cardinal Timothy Dolan, chair of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, praised both chambers of the U.S. Congress for taking action to nullify a bad policy imposed by the Obama Administration. Congress’ joint resolution of disapproval (H.J. Res 43 / S. Res. 13) was passed by the House in mid-February, and by…

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Bishop’s Statement on Passing of Cardinal Keeler


March 23, 2017 Richmond, VA – The Most Reverend Francis X. DiLorenzo released the following statement today on the passing of William Cardinal Keeler, 14th Archbishop of Baltimore: “Today, I, along with the clergy, religious communities and the faithful of the Diocese of Richmond, offer our prayers to the Catholic community within the Archdiocese of…

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Bishops’ Statement on Governor’s Veto


Bishop Michael Burbidge & Bishop Francis DiLorenzo Statement on Governor’s Veto of Bill Defending Right of Religious Organizations to Practice Faith March 23, 2017 Virginia – For the second straight year, Governor McAuliffe has vetoed legislation that would have protected clergy and religious organizations from being punished by the state because they follow the deeply…

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Bishop appoints President for Bishop Sullivan H.S.


3/21/2017 Richmond, VA – The Most Reverend Francis Xavier DiLorenzo, Bishop of Richmond, is pleased to announce the appointment of Father Dan Beeman, Vicar, Catholic Mission and Identity, as the transitional President of Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School.  The appointment is effective immediately.  Bishop Sullivan CHS is currently in the process of recruiting and naming…

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