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Reflecting on the Life of Mary at Second Fiat Days Retreat

By Angela E. Pometto, Special to the Catholic Virginia The word Fiat refers to Mary’s response to the Angel Gabriel in Luke 1, “Let it be done to ...

On the Passing of Francis X. DiLorenzo, 12th Bishop of the Diocese of Richmond

The Most Rev. Francis Xavier DiLorenzo, the 12th Bishop of Richmond, died at Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond. Cause ...

Charlottesville’s Catholic students ready to heal wounds, chaplain says

By Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service After the weekend of mayhem in Charlottesville, Virginia, the town’s college Catholic community ...

We mourn the passing of Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo

Statement from Monsignor Mark Richard Lane, Diocese of Richmond, on the passing of Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo: “With great sadness, I announce ...

Back to school – Faith formation is for all

By Sheri Kemp, Special to The Catholic Virginian As families prepare households to return to school, now is the time to register for faith ...

Catholic schools prepare to welcome students again – or for first time

By Diana Sims Snider of The Catholic Virginian Along with the steady buzz of crickets chirping a new end-of-summer sound can now be heard ...

Good news: Catholic schools “Catholicity” key to growing disciples of the faith

By Rev. Dan Beeman, Special to The Catholic Virginian While we often speak in the Church of the “New Evangelization” called forth by the last ...

Make-a-Wish program helps Our Lady of Peace residents fulfill them

By Victoria Kearney, Special to The Catholic Virginian For decades, Sue Corney had dreamed of taking a hot air balloon ride over the mountains, ...

USCCB president urges Trump to quickly act to ease contraceptive mandate

By Catholic News Service The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has called on President Donald Trump to ease the “onerous” ...

Bishops ask for peace after white nationalist rally turns deadly

By Rhina Guidos, Catholic News Service In the aftermath of a chaos- and hate-filled weekend in Virginia, Catholic bishops and groups throughout ...

Our Lady of Vietnam church built on foundation of Christian faith

By Jennifer Neville, Special to The Catholic Virginian Renovating a synagogue into a church for a bustling Catholic parish was a labor of love as ...

Welcoming our New Catholic School Administrators and Principals

Kelly Lazzara is a proud product of Catholic education from elementary school, to high school, and even into college. She received a BA in ...

How to hold on to, grow the faith in college

By Andrew Waring, Special to The Catholic Virginian The middle of August is here and for many young adults that means they will be departing in ...

Register for the 5th Annual Catholic Women’s Conference

On Saturday, November 4, 2017 the Diocese will host the 5th Annual Catholic Women’s Conference at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. There ...

St. Edward’s volunteers show commitment to community

Teaming up with St. Anthony’s While in Southwest Virginia, the St. Edwards volunteers worked along-side members of St. Anthony’s parish in Norton ...

Tabb, Haitian parish celebrate 17 years of a beautiful relationship

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church in Tabb celebrated their 17th year of twinning with St. Michel, Boucan-Carre, Haiti this year. The parish ...

Boy Scout explores nature, inner faith, on St. George trek

By Joseph Staniunas, Special to The Catholic Virginian For 17-year-old Jesse Derringer of Blue Ridge a two-week trip to New Mexico was a chance ...

Filipino Festival 2017

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St. Peter’s Ministry Partners with Soles2Share to provide shoes for the needy

By Kristen L. Byrd, Special to The Catholic Virginian One in four people in Richmond wakes up in poverty. Hundreds are left homeless on the ...

“Loaves and fishes” parable comes to life at Chesapeake’s Prince of Peace food pantry

By Wendy Klesch, Special to The Catholic Virginian Summer can prove a challenging time for food pantries; as temperatures rise, donations to food ...

Quo Vadis camp for high school men

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Knights of Columbus charity KOVAR awards grants to Little Sisters, others

KOVAR, a Virginia Knights of Columbus charity that provides financial support to non-profit organizations serving people with intellectual ...

One year after blaze St. Patrick’s rebuilds rectory “better than before”

Stephen Previtera, of The Catholic Virginian Friday, July 15, 2016 was a hot day. Temperatures had reached nearly 100 degrees by mid-afternoon as ...

Knights put out special request to brother Knights

For a Knight charity begins at home. This local project needs your help! The Knights of Columbus Council 5476 Brothers is challenging brother ...

First set of parish sharing checks sent as Appeal eclipses $4 million raised

By Alex Previtera, CFRE With the support of 18,273 donors across the Diocese, the 2017 Annual Diocesan Appeal has now raised $4,000,149, ...

St. John the Evangelist Church of Waynesboro, celebrates groundbreaking for new church

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Priest-celebrity chef shows how biblical teaching offers recipe for food and faith

By Jennifer Neville, Special to The Catholic Virginian Calling Jesus “the biggest foodie ever” and jesting that Christ “is the biggest Food ...

Clergy Assignment Correction

We regret that a listing of clergy assignments in the July 17 edition of The Catholic Virginian incorrectly reported that Rev. Francis Clooney, ...

One sister’s three decades of service to southwest Virginia

By Nanette Levin, Special to The Catholic Virginian Jim and Eydie Triplett first met Sister Jean Korkisch in 2007. “We fell in love with her,” ...

Filipino Commission to host annual youth retreat

The Office of Asian Ministry Filipino Commission invites youth, 8th grade to college freshmen, for an exciting weekend of fellowship, prayer, ...

Office for Black Catholics offers men’s day of reflection

All men are invited to the Office for Black Catholics Men’s Day of Reflection, Saturday, August 26, 8:00-4:30, at the Basilica of St. Mary of the ...

Virginia Beach artist drawn to share his faith

By Wendy Klesch, Special to The Catholic Virginian Br. Leonard, a missionary brother with the Oblate Apostles of the Two Hearts, spent much of ...

Honey bees to provide experiential learning for Blessed Sacrament Huguenot students

By Mary Howell, Special to The Catholic Virginian It’s been a year since Pope Francis’ second encyclical, Laudato Si, challenged Christians to ...

Vatican shuts down fountains as Rome deals with drought

By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service While Rome reels from one of its worst droughts in decades, the Vatican is doing its part to ...

Catholic cartoonist draws inspiration from fantasy classics, family life

By Ashleigh Kassock, Catholic News Service As many parents know, all kids come into the world ready to draw, but as the years pass, each child ...

Four-day convocation in Orlando called ‘a journey’ for U.S. church

For more information on our local Diocesan Leaders who attended the Convocation please visit: http://www.catholicvirginian.org/?p=5457 By Laura ...

Reflections of Convocation from diocesan leaders who attended

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Fishers of men: military chaplain helped new diocesan priest discern vocation

EDITOR’S NOTE: On June 3, 2017, Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo ordained three men to the priesthood – Fr. Jose Miguel Melendez, Jr., Fr. John Robert ...

Pope Francis names Atlanta auxiliary bishop to head Diocese of Raleigh

By Catholic News Service Pope Francis has named Atlanta Auxiliary Bishop Luis R. Zarama to head the Diocese of Raleigh, North Carolina. He ...

Pope approves new path to sainthood: heroic act of loving service

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service Pope Francis has approved a fourth pathway to possible sainthood – giving one’s life in a heroic act of ...

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