Mass of Remembrance at St. Mary’s Richmond

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Jenni Ellis to lead St. Mary School

St. Mary Catholic School, Richmond, has hired Jenni Ellis as its principal, effective Nov. 1. Since 2015, Ellis served as head of school at ...

Catholic group will accept Scouts’ decision to allow girls to join

Catholic News Service IRVING, Texas (CNS) — The leaders of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting, which has its headquarters in the ...

Says priests lack ‘credibility’ in that area

Sarah MacDonald, Catholic News Service BELFAST, Northern Ireland — Marriage ministry needs to be done by married couples because priests have “no ...

Oasis Ministry serves Portsmouth area

Wendy Klesch, Special to The Catholic Virginian The familiar saying, “It takes a village,” becomes more than a metaphor at Oasis Social Ministry ...

Day of Service in photos

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Speakers draw upon Dr. King’s essay

Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s support of nonviolence to bring about social change ...

All are called to support missionary work

Deacon Bob Young, Special to The Catholic Virginian In the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 28, verse 19, Jesus initiates and inspires the call to ...

Sees it as part of evangelization

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian Bishop John Afoakwa of the Diocese of Obuasi, Ghana, is enthusiastic about helping the Diocese of ...

Nearly $10 million in scholarships to diocesan students since 2013

Nanette Levin, Special to The Catholic Virginian Virginia Catholic schools have seen incredible enrollment increases, particularly in the ...

A special moment of encounter

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Chesapeake parish marks 25 years

Michael Goshgarian, Special to The Catholic Virginian On Sunday, Sept. 17, St Benedict Parish, Chesapeake, marked 25 years of devotion to the ...

Candidates for Governor and where they stand

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Most Americans support celebrating Columbus Day

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CNS) — A new survey shows that almost six in 10 Americans, or 57 percent, believe that celebrating Columbus Day is a ...

Justice Department issues memo on religious liberty

Julie Asher Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice issued guidance Oct. 6 to all administrative agencies and executive ...

Trump administration expands exemptions on contraceptive mandate

Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The Trump administration Oct. 6 issued interim rules expanding the exemption to the ...

Congressman: Inaction on aid to those suffering in Iraq unconscionable

Kurt Jensen Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, blasted unnamed “career staff” at the State ...

Pope: Sin is a rebellious act

Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Sin is a rebellious act against God that requires more than just a trip to the dry ...

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in Hampton

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Family celebration for Blacksburg school

Joseph Staniunas, Special to The Catholic Virginian A month after classes started, students from St. John Neumann Academy, Blacksburg, gathered ...

Do not let hate, violence ‘have the last word,’ says Las Vegas bishop

Catholic News Service LAS VEGAS (CNS) — At an emotional interfaith prayer service at Guardian Angel Cathedral, Las Vegas Bishop Joseph A. ...

Bishops’ conference president calls for prayers after Las Vegas mass shooting

WASHINGTON—On Monday, Oct. 2, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, and president of the United States Conference of ...

Pope’s communications day theme: Truth in age of ‘fake news’

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Given the strong divisions sparked and fueled by “fake news,” Pope ...

Share hope with those seeking better lives, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The same hope that moves people to seek a better life for themselves ...

St. Mary School aids Texas relief effort

Kristen L. Byrd, Special to The Catholic Virginian As coverage of Hurricane Harvey was consuming most TV newscasts, Jackie Moore watched and ...

Cardinal, others rankled by attacks on judicial nominee

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Washington-based Judicial Crisis Network Sept. 15 launched a 10-day digital ad campaign objecting to a U.S. Democratic ...

Names written on trusses at Roanoke parish

Karen Adams, Special to The Catholic Virginian Next year, when parishioners look up into the new, light-filled clerestory high above the ...

Goal is to promote unity, not uniformity

Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis talks about the need for a “healthy decentralization” in the Catholic Church, but ...

Office of Social Ministry focuses on core mission during diocesan transition

Diana Sims Snider, Special to The Catholic Virginian Since last spring, the Office of Social Ministry (OSM) has undergone changes in staffing and ...

Seen as fulfillment of Fatima promise

Robert Duncan, Catholic News Service MOSCOW — Catholics across Russia are celebrating the centenary of the 1917 apparitions of Mary to shepherd ...

Olszewski welcomes opportunity to serve diocese

Mary Howell, Special to The Catholic Virginian For Brian T. Olszewski (pronounced Ohl-shef-ski), faith has been a steady guidepost throughout his ...

Generosity provides pastors, seminarians ability to pursue studies in Christian origins

Alex Previtera, Special to The Catholic Virginian Father James Kauffmann spent his entire life in the Diocese of Richmond. He was born in ...

Catholic High alum retires as school’s principal

Wendy Klesch, Special to The Catholic Virginian Former principal Dennis Price has played a lead role in the story of Bishop Sullivan Catholic ...

Rothers still rooted to land where martyred priest and siblings grew up

By Anamaria Scaperlanda Biddick, Catholic News Service OKARCHE, Okla. (CNS) — Tom Rother and his wife of 52 years, Marti, live on the farm ...

Don’t expect quick changes in liturgical texts

Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The shouts of joy and cries of despair that greeted Pope Francis’ recent changes to ...

Catholic roots key in providing relief

James Ramos, Catholic News Service HOUSTON — Wearing a pair of black cowboy boots, Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale eyed a growing line of 150 ...

Pope cites St. Frances Cabrini as exemplar of ministry to immigrants

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Although she died 100 years ago, St. Frances Cabrini is a shining example of ...

Salesian priest recounts harrowing tale of his capture, liberation

By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil was sitting in a room in an unknown location ...

Carmelite sister cleans up after Irma with a chainsaw, becomes sensation

By Rhina Guidos, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Carmelite Sister Margaret Ann Laechelin saw a ...

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