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August 18, 2014 | Volume 89 Number 21

Msgr. Chester Michael, oldest priest in diocese, dies at 97

photo: Father Michael

The Reverend Monsignor Chester Paul Michael, who at 97 was the oldest priest in the Diocese of Richmond, died July 31 in Richmond. He had fallen a week earlier and broken his hip.

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Msgr. Chester Michael… A Remembrance

Msgr. Chet Michael and I are cousins a generation apart. My mother would speak of how Chet as a young teen would drive her to school.

Bishop’s statement regarding special collection for victims of the Crisis in Iraq

Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo has asked parishes in the Diocese to take up a special collection for victims of the crisis in Iraq.

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Teens visit sites marking civil rights struggle

Ten high school students, two deacons, and two youth ministers walked into a room at nine o’clock on a July morning.

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believe as you pray by Deacon Christopher Colville21st Sunday in Ordinary Time



in light of faith by barbara hughesThe Miracle of the Grape


Children with autism need to feel included

The fact that one in every 50 children in the Unites States is born with autism is a staggering statistic to many Americans.

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Mother of two sons with autism feels blessed

Waverly Bamman knows a lot about autism in children.

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Vietnamese woman finds peace and joy as Poor Clare nun

After a long and uncertain journey, Sister Marie Elise of Jesus Crucified recently made her solemn vows to be a Poor Clare nun.

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Artist P. Buckley Moss: works that reflect her faith

Before she dips the tip of her brush into paint and spreads color across a blank canvas, Patricia Buckley Moss savors the shapes and palette of nature and feels an overwhelming impulse to communicate that life—in spite of suffering—is beautiful.

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St. John Nepomucene, Dinwiddie

Ministerio de la Familia a través del Kerigma: Iglesia doméstica

Another assault on Catholic belief





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