Worthy service at the Lord’s table: The Ministry of Acolyte

By Father Anthony Marques, Special to The Catholic Virginian “Make your life worthy of your service at the table of the Lord.” With these words, ...

Fatima: 100 Years of Miracles

By Kristen L Byrd, Special to The Catholic Virginian Maureen Hayes didn’t know what to expect; she only knew she was grateful to be there. She ...

‘Welcoming the stranger among us’ is examined

By Steve Neill Of The Catholic Virginian The plight of immigrants and refugees in the United States who face possible deportation deserves a ...

Fr. Jim Dorson: 40 years of priesthood doing ‘worthwhile things for other people’

By Steve Neill Of The Catholic Virginian While growing up as the oldest of five children and attending Catholic school from the first grade ...

St. Catherine of Siena, Clarksville: Church expansion allows greater welcome for visitors

By Steve Neill Of The Catholic Virginian Summer vacationers to Bugg’s Island and Lake Kerr who attend Sunday Mass at St. Catherine of Siena ...

‘Jesus, the Jewish storyteller…’ opens third annual Keane Institute lecture series

By Jennifer Neville, Of The Catholic Virginian Take a moment to step back when you hear or read a parable in the Bible. Go past the simple ...

Seminarian Assignments

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Virginia Knights of Columbus hold annual meeting

Delegates representing Virginia’s more than 28,000 Knights of Columbus gathered at the Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center May 5-7, and ...

Deacon ‘Chip’ Pagnini, of Ashland parish, dies

Deacon Arthur “Chip” Pagnini, who was in ministry at St. Ann Parish in Ashland, died May 2 in his sleep. He was 56. Chip was born in Brooklyn, ...

Sacred Heart Parish in Norfolk

Sacred Heart Parish in Norfolk celebrated the 10th anniversary of its partnership with twin parish, Saint Gabriel, Lascahobas, Haiti May 7. The ...

Roanoke Catholic School Celtic Singers

Members of the Roanoke Catholic School Celtic Singers recently won second place in the mixed choir category for high schools with less than 750 ...

Hartford Archdiocese calls for parish closings, mergers and name changes

By Shelley Wolf, Catholic News Service The new pastoral plan that the Archdiocese of Hartford announced May 7 involves a number of parish ...

Reflection on the Fatima Prayer

By Father Thomas Collins As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of Our Blessed Mother’s appearances at Fatima, Portugal, it is worth taking the ...

Pentecost and You

By Father John Catoir We celebrate the birthday of the Church on Pentecost Sunday 50 days after Easter. The Holy Spirit came upon the apostles, ...

An Irrational Ideology of Abortion

By Bishop James D. Conley Bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska In 2005, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who would soon be elected Pope Benedict XVI, preached ...

Nineteen installed into Ministry of Acolyte during Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes, May 12

By Steve Neill Of The Catholic Virginian As he spoke to the 19 men in formation for the permanent diaconate, Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo stressed ...

Msgr. Michael McCarron celebrates 40 years of priesthood

By Steve Neill Of The Catholic Virginian As he looks back on his 40 years of priesthood, Msgr. Michael McCarron recalls that when he was assigned ...

Schools work together to make science twice as much fun

By Wendy Klesch, Special to The Catholic Virginian At Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and St. Mary Star of the Sea, science is twice the fun. The two ...

Three to be ordained to priesthood June 3 at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

By Steve Neill Of The Catholic Virginian When he was in a Catholic high school and first shared his thoughts about becoming a priest, Deacon John ...

God dreams big, wants to transform world, defeat evil, pope says

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service God is right by the side of each person on earth, seeing each individual’s pain and wanting to bring ...

A tender gaze: Fatima trip shows pope’s respect for pilgrims’ faith

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service Pope Francis is not shy about showing his love for Mary in public and, like many Latin American bishops, ...

Vatican official urges Canadians to work to reverse euthanasia decisions

By Michael Swan, Catholic News Service The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled, Parliament has legislated and provinces have set up new systems. ...

Railroad is beginning of line for 100-year-old South Carolina church

By Christina Lee Knauss, Catholic News Service For a century, a simple but serenely beautiful wooden building tucked away in the picturesque ...

Pope Francis names North Carolina priest auxiliary bishop for Atlanta

By Catholic News Service Pope Francis has appointed Father Bernard E. Shlesinger III, a priest of the Diocese of Raleigh, North Carolina, to be ...

Since ’47, donor has asked flowers be put at Mary statue for Mother’s Day

By Jean Peerenboom, Catholic News Service There’s a Mother’s Day mystery afoot at St. John Nepomucene Church in Little Chute. For the ...

Convocation delegate said becoming Catholic was something he ‘had to do’

By Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service When Isaiah Burroughs, a 20-year-old student at The Catholic University of America in Washington, gets ...

Pope says Fatima visit is pilgrimage of peace and hope

By Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service In a video message to the people of Portugal, Pope Francis said he would visit Fatima as a pilgrim ...

Zumbathon for a cause at Our Lady of Lourdes, Richmond

At Henrico’s Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, there was a whole lot of shaking going on.  And jumping and stomping.  But all for a good ...

Bishops among first signatories to pledge to end death penalty

By Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service Bishops attending a meeting were among the first to sign the National Catholic Pledge to End the Death ...

True faith means loving others to the extreme, pope tells Egypt’s Catholics

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service The only kind of fanaticism that is acceptable to God is being fanatical about loving and helping others, ...

Three men to be ordained deacons May 20 at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

Three men will be ordained to the diaconate on Saturday, May 20, at 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart by Bishop Francis X. ...

Fr. Anthony Morris incardinated priest of the Richmond Diocese

Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo has announced that Father Anthony Morris, pastor of the Portsmouth Cluster Parishes, has been officially incardinated ...

Catholic school in southwest Virginia set for growth spurt as students get look inside

By Joseph Staniunas, Special to The Catholic Virginian “And this is going to be a conference room, where we can have talks with you and your ...

Catholics heed Pope Francis’ call on protect creation

By Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service Carrying banners and signs with quotes from Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’,” hundreds of ...

Illinois Governor praised for pledging to veto abortion bill

By Catholic News Service Chicago Cardinal Blase J. Cupich said Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has taken a “principled stand” by promising to veto a ...

2017 Annual Diocesan Appeal exceeds goal

By Alex Previtera, Special to The Catholic Virginian With the support of 15,007 donors across the Diocese, the 2017 Annual Diocesan Appeal has ...

Christian unity said to come by hearing others

By Tim Puet, Catholic News Service Catholics and those of other Christian faith traditions will come closer as they get better at practicing ...

Pope says U.S., North Korea need to practice diplomacy

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service A diplomatic solution must be found to the escalating tension between North Korea and the United States, ...

Foster care, foster hope

Foster care gives children and teens a home they need and deserve. It gives them hope to see that there is a world where love, safety and ...

New Tribunal procedure will simplify annulment process

Our Holy Father in his Apostolic Letter Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus, recalls the wishes of the majority of [his] brother bishops gathered at the ...

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