Bishop-designate’s first day includes visit to Our Lady of Lourdes School

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian Bishop-designate Barry C. Knestout received a rousing reception from some of the youngest members of ...

Family’s example of love, faith key to bishop’s vocation

Mark Zimmermann, Catholic News Service In an interview just before his ordination to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Washington in 1989, ...

Bishop Knestout introduced to Diocese of Richmond

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian Four hours after Pope Francis named him the 13th bishop of the Diocese of Richmond on Tuesday, Dec. 5, ...

Meet the new Bishop of Richmond

Mark Zimmermann, Catholic Standard Editor Pope Francis on Dec. 5 named Washington Auxiliary Bishop Barry C. Knestout to be the new bishop of ...

Pope Francis appoints new Bishop for Richmond Diocese

With great joy, the Diocese of Richmond announces the Holy Father, Pope Francis, appointed the Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout, Auxiliary Bishop ...

Simbang Gabi Mass, Dec. 9 – Novena begins Dec. 15

Simbang Gabi, an ancient but little-known way of preparing for the coming of the Child Jesus, will be  celebrated at parishes throughout the ...

Projects’ founders explain transformative youth work

Jennifer Neville, Special to The Catholic Virginian Helping gang members and severely troubled youth develop healthier and hopeful lives doesn’t ...

Parishes preparing the way of the Lord

Victoria Kearney, Special to The Catholic Virginian No sales. No door busters. No screams of, “Shop now!” In the Catholic community, it’s Advent, ...

Student achievement, marketing priorities at Holy Cross

Nanette Levin, Special to the Catholic Virginian Holy Cross Regional Catholic School, the oldest continuously running school in Lynchburg, has ...

A Letter from our Diocesan Administrator Very Rev. Msgr. Lane

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, For many of us, Christmas is a season of great joy. God showed His abundant love for us by sending His son ...

Why Catholics celebrate the Immaculate Conception

This Friday, Dec. 8, Catholics will celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, a holy day of obligation. It is the patronal feast of ...

Archdiocese goes to court over rejected ads

Richard Szczepanowski Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The Archdiocese of Washington filed suit in federal court Nov. 28 over the Washington ...

Support grows for Sacred Heart Center endeavor

Mary Howell, Special to the Catholic Virginian Imagine you are young and have only recently arrived in this country. While many students at your ...

Solanus Casey joins ranks of the beatified

DETROIT (CNS) — Blessed Solanus Casey always said that “as long as there is a spark of faith,” there can be no discouragement or sorrow, said ...

No greater loss – Four Emmaus retreats planned for 2018

Wendy Klesch, Special to The Catholic Virginian There is no greater loss, perhaps, than the loss of a child. “It’s truly one of the hardest roads ...

Cycling Without Age comes to St. Francis Home

Rosemarie Morrisette, Special to The Catholic Virginian Cycling Without Age, a cycling program originating in Denmark, has made its way to ...

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USCCB marks 100th anniversary

Julie Asher, Catholic News Service BALTIMORE —“Happy 100th anniversary, my brother bishops,” Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York said at a ...

Racism – ‘the pain it causes is very real’

Mark Zimmermann,  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The sin of racism must be recognized, confronted and overcome, Washington Cardinal Donald W. ...

Office for Black Catholics welcomes cardinal’s words

Leaders hope local application will be made Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian While Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl was writing to ...

Nearly 400 attend annual women’s conference

Jennifer Neville, Special to The Catholic Virginian At a simple camp in upstate New York that the Sisters of Life use for their own retreats and ...

Church must help couples form consciences

Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Marriage and family life are blessings for individuals and for society, but both are filled ...

Viewing of Nativities has raised more than $150K

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian In many Catholic homes, one finds at least one Nativity set displayed during Advent and the Christmas ...

Carrera twins flourish through hard work, opportunities

Kristen L Byrd, Special to The Catholic Virginian Every weekday, 17-year old Brian and  Gerson Carrera, and their mother, Blanca, make the ...

Ready or not, here comes Advent

Msgr. J. Brian Bransfield, Catholic News Service So … what are you giving up for Advent?” Lent gets all the attention. There is Shrove ...

‘Papal’ Lamborghini gift to be auctioned off for charity

Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While a Lamborghini would make a stylish popemobile, Pope Francis has ...

Mass and lunch: Pope to lead celebration of World Day of the Poor

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis will celebrate the Catholic Church’s first World Day of the Poor Nov. 19 by ...

Walk in Glen Allen event first for central Virginia

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian Stephanie Brown understands what it feels like to need help. “We were helped out by the Church one ...

Richmond Sister reflects on 71 years of religious life

Karen Adams, Special to The Catholic Virginian As a young girl in Richmond, Sister Josephine Murphy dreamed not of religious life but of growing ...

USCCB president decries massive shooting at Texas Baptist church

WASHINGTON (CNS)— The U.S. Catholic Church stands “in unity” with the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and the ...

Process can take 6-8 months

The ultimate decision in appointing bishops rests with the pope, and he is free to select anyone he chooses. But how does he know whom to select? ...

Priest encourages them to be ‘instruments of the Holy Spirit’

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian While the Gospel (Lk 12:49-53) proclaimed for Thursday, Oct. 26 spoke of fire and divisions, Father ...

Richmond pastor leads walking pilgrimage

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian A Catholic practice dating to the 16th century was introduced to more than 50 people, most of them ...

Cardinal tells Catholics to confront sin of racism

Mark Zimmermann, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The sin of racism must be recognized, confronted and overcome, Washington Cardinal Donald W. ...

Care for seminarians, retired priests at core of Bishop DiLorenzo’s legacy

Alex Previtera, Special to the Catholic Virginian As part of the Living Our Mission campaign, the Catholic Community Foundation established three ...

Priest says movies’ depiction of the exorcism rite only partially correct

Peter Finney Jr., Catholic News Service NEW ORLEANS — Father Gary Thomas has served for the past 12 years in the Diocese of San Jose, California, ...

Evangelization — and an apple pie, too

Kevin Wondrash, Catholic News Service MONONA, Wis. —  “Hello, we’re from Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Monona. We understand that you ...

Update: ‘Horrendous attack weighs on all our hearts,’ says cardinal

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The “horrendous act” by a driver in a pickup truck who mowed down pedestrians and ...

Pope condemns terror attacks

Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis prayed for victims of the terrorist attack in New York, as well as ...

Assassin happy for beatification of Indian Clarist nun

By Anto Akkara, Catholic News Service BANGALORE, India (CNS) — An Indian nun stabbed to death in 1995 will be beatified Nov. 4, and one of ...

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