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Bishop: ‘Fundamental defects’ persist in Senate’s version of health bill

By Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service The Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act contains “many of the fundamental defects” ...

Bishops urge renewed dedication to efforts to protect religious liberty

By Josephine von Dohlen, Catholic News Service In launching this year’s Fortnight for Freedom, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is ...

Fr. James Kauffmann Dies

***UPDATED FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS BELOW Reverend James F. Kauffmann, a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, died on Monday, June 19, 2017, ...

Newly ordained priests ‘can’t wait to get started’

By Steve Neill Of The Catholic Virginian The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond was filled to capacity on Saturday, June 3, as three young ...

Father Biber enjoyed seeing people grow in faith

By Steve Neill Of The Catholic Virginian Looking back on his 32 years of priesthood as he prepares to retire in late June, Father Jay Biber says ...

Father Gerald Przywara celebrates 50th anniversary

Father Gerald Przywara quietly observed his 50th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood by celebrating Mass at the Poor Clares Monastery in ...

Nine women commissioned as Lay Ecclesial Ministers

By Steve Neill Of The Catholic Virginian Few people today would be familiar with the names Katharine Blodgett and Stephanie Kwolek, inventors who ...

One Lay Ecclesial Minister talks about her journey

By Wendy Klesch, Special to The Catholic Virginian Janet Jones has traveled a long way on her faith journey to her commissioning this week as a ...

Lay Ecclesial Ministry Institute (LEMI)

•The Lay Ecclesial Ministry Institute (LEMI) was created in 2011 at the request of Bishop DiLorenzo to provide comprehensive ministry formation ...

Graduation Feature

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Clergy Appointments

Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo has announced the following clergy appointments, effective July 1, 2017...

Jarod Hoffman

Jarod Hoffman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Hoffman of Chesapeake, VA, recently received the Boy Scout Highest Rank of Eagle at a Eagle Court of ...

Priest recalls memories of Kay Morhard

By Msgr. Tom Miller, Special to The Catholic Virginian On March 18, 2017 Catherine Rita Morhard (affectionately known to many as Kay) passed into ...

Walter Gannon Scholarship Awards

The Walter Gannon Scholarship Award is a charitable trust from Mr. Walter Gannon to be used for college scholarships for high school seniors. ...

School Nurse makes a difference

Betsy Looney, school nurse at St. Gregory the Great School in Virginia Beach was able to secure free EpiPens for every Catholic school in the ...

$1,000 scholarship from Knights of Columbus Council 5476

Two graduating 8th grade students from St. Bridget School in Richmond each won a $1,000 scholarship from Knights of Columbus Council 5476 to help ...

For Ward Centre singers, ‘Everything Old Is New Again’

By Rosemarie Morrisette, Special to The Catholic Virginian On a quiet, rainy evening in Richmond a few weeks ago, a group of young people ranging ...

STEM Project Comes to Life at Christ the King School, Norfolk

By Wendy Klesch, Special to The Catholic Virginian It’s been said that the flutter of one butterfly’s wings has the power to cause great change; ...

65th Anniversary: Mary Immaculate Hospital, Newport News

By Jennifer Neville, Of The Catholic Virginian Weaving compassion and faith with cutting-edge medical care, Mary Immaculate Hospital (MIH) in ...

Spanish victim of London attackers recalled for commitment to justice

By Simon Caldwell, Catholic News Service The Spanish government paid tribute to a Catholic man stabbed to death as he used his skateboard to try ...

Bishop’s memories of World War II Army service in Italy still vivid

By Lou Baldwin, Catholic News Service It is no accident that each year many films shown on television between Memorial Day and the June 6 ...

Pence addresses religious freedom at National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

By Josephine von Dohlen, Catholic News Service Vice President Mike Pence and other speakers addressed securing religious liberty and protecting ...

New deacons likened to America’s Greatest Generation

By Steve Neill Of The Catholic Virginian The Catholic lay faithful of the Diocese of Richmond who had gathered at the Cathedral May 20 for the ...

Catholic School Tuition Assistance Fund report now available

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100 years of following in the footsteps of St. Vincent de Paul

By Jennifer Neville Of The Catholic Virginian The “laundry list” of community and world needs has not changed since St. Vincent de Paul Parish in ...

Bishop’s Thanks

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St. Michael’s “OneMass” a celebration of past, future

By Stephen Previtera Of The Catholic Virginian In May, 1992, St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Glen Allen celebrated its first Mass as ...

Migration said a choice, not ‘something forced’

By Catholic News Service Migration should be “a choice rather than something forced or involuntary,” said Philippine Archbishop Bernardito Auza, ...

New Clergy Assignments Announced in May 2017

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St. Vincent de Paul Society Helps Southwest Virginians in Need

By Karen Adams, Special to The Catholic Virginian When a small group of parishioners stood up for a blessing during Mass at St. Andrew’s Catholic ...

St. James, Hopewell: Restoration returns old altar and center aisle

By Steve Neill Of The Catholic Virginian Parishioners of St. James in Hopewell are happy about the completion of the restoration of their church ...

Memorial Mass for Brother Cosmas set June 14

A memorial Mass for Xaverian Brother Cosmas Rubencamp, who died earlier in May in Danvers, Mass. at 84, will be held on Wednesday, June 14, at 6 ...

Liturgy conference set June 12-13 in Richmond

A two-day conference “Called from Worship into Service” will be held at St. Mary’s Church in Richmond Monday and Tuesday, June 12-13. ...

Oral historian Pyle to chronicle the Richmond Diocese

By Mary Howell, Special to The Catholic Virginian Noted oral historian and author Molly Pyle has been commissioned to write a history of the ...

African Archbishop visits Virginia

By Paul Flanagan, Special to The Catholic Virginian The Church of the Ascension, Virginia Beach, has been blessed for the past four years by the ...

Knowledge and talents stream at school expo

By Jennifer Neville, Special to The Catholic Virginian Students at St. John the Apostle School in Virginia Beach were bubbling with excitement ...

At Holy Family, Virginia Beach, helping out is always in style

By Wendy Klesch, Special to The Catholic Virginian High school students at Holy Family have formed a ministry that is tailor-made for teens. With ...

Oregon Catholic father of four killed trying to protect fellow passengers

By Ed Langlois, Catholic News Service On a crowded Portland commuter train May 26, a selfless Catholic father of four stepped forward to calm a ...

Pope, President Trump speak of hopes for peace

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump spent 30 minutes speaking privately in the library of the ...

Pope, English church leaders offer prayers after Manchester Arena attack

By Simon Caldwell, Catholic News Service Pope Francis decried the “barbaric attack” on concertgoers in Manchester, adding his voice ...

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