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Resentment, complaints are rooted in the sin of sloth, pope says

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service People should stop blaming and complaining so they can be filled with God’s joy and rise up to ...

Catholic advocates critical of Trump’s order to review Clean Power Plan

By Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service Catholic environmental advocates decried President Donald Trump’s executive order that would ...

Pay close attention to pope’s words and actions, papal nuncio says

By Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the papal nuncio to the United States, gets plenty of questions about ...

Evangelization, mercy mark Pope Francis’ first four years

By Beth Griffin, Catholic News Service Evangelization, mercy, encounter and accompaniment are the hallmarks of the first four years of Pope ...

Saint Francis Home’s Nutrition Center Needs Your Help

By Kristen L. Byrd, Special to The Catholic Virginian Saint Francis Home is known as “the place where love never grows old.” They help the most ...

STEAM Expo weaves technologies and art together with fun for middle schoolers

By Jennifer Neville, Of The Catholic Virginian Enthusiasm permeated Bishop Sullivan High School’s STEAM Expo Feb. 25 as Catholic elementary and ...

Bishop DiLorenzo extends invitation to Chrism Mass

Bishop DiLorenzo writes to the faithful of the diocese . . .  My dear friends in Christ: I trust these first weeks of Lent are bearing the fruits ...

Jobs Assistance Ministry celebrates milestone in providing resources to Central Virginians

By Mary Howell, Special to The Catholic Virginian Personal experience inspired Ed Landry to establish the Jobs Assistance Ministry (JAM) at St. ...

Catholics often seen as ‘rowing against the tide’

By Steve Neill, Of The Catholic Virginian Catholics who try to live out God’s loving will each day and adhere to Church teachings will often find ...

Pope Francis: Treat each human person as a gift

CNA/EWTN News In his message for Lent 2017, Pope Francis reminded the faithful that they should heed the Scriptures and treat each human person ...

Lent provides opportunity for Catholics to focus attention on homeless

By Chaz Muth, Catholic News Service Almsgiving is a Lenten tradition and Washington resident Ron Van Bellen says his volunteer work feeding the ...

School vouchers gain support, see smoother path ahead

By Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service Things are looking up for school vouchers. Although there is currently more talk than action on school ...

Virginia ‘Ginger’ DiLoreto, dies in Williamsburg

Virginia “Ginger” DiLoreto, who for the past 15 years has been Executive Assistant to the Pastor of St. Bede Catholic Church in Williamsburg, ...

Youth Worker Appreciation awards given to those who serve youth throughout diocese

Angela Pometto, Special to The Catholic Virginian Throughout the month of March, Masses of Thanksgiving and dinners were held at five locations ...

Church experience more than just a cut-and-run flash mob, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service Young men and women can live a true experience of the church by joining together and reconnecting ...

Confirmation hearings open for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

By Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service The issues of religious liberty and abortion were briefly raised during the second day of Senate ...

Seminarians make mission trip to help families in Appalachia

By Steve Neill of The Catholic Virginian Five Richmond seminarians and a permanent deacon from the Diocese of Richmond were among a group of 16 ...

Roanoke Catholic School raises $100,000 in ‘Roanoke Valley Gives Day’

Roanoke Catholic School raised the most money among the 150 nonprofit organizations competing March 16 in “Roanoke Valley Gives Day,” a 24-hour ...

Virginia Bishops’ statement on Governor’s veto

On March 23, 2017 Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington & Bishop Francis DiLorenzo of the Diocese of Richmond issued the ...

London cardinal call for prayers for victims of Westminster attack

By Catholic News Service Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, whose cathedral is just a short walk from the scene of the London terrorist ...

Bishop DiLorenzo offers condolences on death of Cardinal Keeler

“Today, I, along with the clergy, religious communities and the faithful of the Diocese of Richmond, offer our prayers to the Catholic community ...

Cardinal Keeler, retired archbishop of Baltimore, dies at 86

By Catholic News Service Cardinal William H. Keeler, Baltimore’s 14th archbishop, who was an international leader in Catholic-Jewish ...

SHINE Conference to be held March 31-April 1

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12). These words from ...

Irish archbishop: St. Patrick was an ‘undocumented migrant’

By Catholic News Service The leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland has urged Irish people and those of Irish descent celebrating St. ...

Abortion, assisted suicide ‘always wrong,’ bishops tell Catholic lawmakers

By Catholic News Service Comments made by Catholic legislators in New Mexico in support of abortion and physician-assisted suicide “do not ...

The path toward corruption is a slippery road, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service Christians who trust in themselves rather than God eventually become unsympathetic to those in ...

17 Republicans seek House commitment to environmental stewardship

By Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service Seventeen Republicans in the House of Representatives are calling on their colleagues to express a ...

Ohio company’s candles helping church celebrate Easter for generations

By Katie Breidenbach, Catholic News Service Dozens of little wax flowers lay on the table in front of her. With a gentle grip, Judy Hamrick picks ...

Shady business deals that threaten employment a ‘grave sin,’ pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service Employers who make business deals that threaten people’s livelihood commit a sin that robs ...

Pope: Conversion doesn’t happen through magic, but concrete actions

By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service Conversion doesn’t come from the wave of a magic wand, but from learning to do good through ...

Vatican official thinks Catholic brand will be defined locally

By Matt Palmer, Catholic News Service McDonald’s, Apple, Starbucks and … the Catholic Church? In terms of recognizable organization names, ...

Rite of Election message stresses new life in baptism

By Steve Neill, Of The Catholic Virginian Cody Hahn, a 7-year-old second grader at a Chesterfield County public school, who is eagerly seeking ...

Propagation of the Faith: Help given to mission parishes

By Deacon Bob Griffin, Special to The Catholic Virginian I am pleased to share a report on the activities of the Office of the Propagation of the ...

Early giving builds momentum for 2017 Annual Appeal

By Alex Previtera, Special to The Catholic Virginian During the weekends of March 11th-12th and March 18th-19th, the Diocese is conducting the ...

Logos Theatricus offers an unusual approach to community theatre in Roanoke

By Nanette Levin, Special to The Catholic Virginian Logos Theatricus Productions, Inc. began as a single production put on by Our Lady of ...

Simple acts of God’s grace should not be missed

By Steve Neill, Of The Catholic Virginian People sometimes worry that while they have Christian faith, they feel they don’t find significant ...

Students experience Distance Learning Center functionality first hand

By Jennifer Neville, Of The Catholic Virginian A pilot distance-learning course between Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School in Virginia Beach ...

VCC delivers 2017 Virginia General Assembly Session Report

The 2017 session of the Virginia General Assembly drew to a close after an intense month and a half. The General Assembly considered almost 3,000 ...

Award dinner to honor Black Catholics March 25

Donna Toliver Grimes, assistant director of the Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, ...

Blacksburg support group celebrates 8th anniversary

On Friday, February 17 Fr. John Asare, pastor of St. Mary Church in Blacksburg, celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving to commemorate the 8th ...

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