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‘So small a thing’ can be a big deal, Bishop Knestout says at march vigil’s end

Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Bishop Barry C. Knestout quoted from Catholic author J.R.R. Tolkien to make a pro-life point ...

Virginia bishops sign Catholic Climate Declaration

RICHMOND — On Wednesday, Jan. 16, Virginia Bishops Michael F. Burbidge of Arlington and Barry C. Knestout of Richmond signed the U.S. Catholic ...

Bishops critical of judges’ decisions to block expansion of religious exemptions to HHS mandate

Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service   WASHINGTON — Two federal judges temporarily blocked the government from putting into effect new ...

‘Wrangler’ is therapeutic presence in Catholic hospital

Katie Scott, Catholic News Service PORTLAND, Ore. — Wrangler doesn’t have an MD and he can’t write prescriptions, but he works hard to help ...

Use of robots, artificial intelligence deemed life issues

VATICAN CITY — Even though today’s modern tools and technologies are hardly human, the Pontifical Academy for Life is zeroing in on the ...

50 years after death, monk remains spiritual influence

Ruby Thomas, Catholic News Service LOUISVILLE — Fifty years after his death, Father Thomas Merton is still helping to draw others nearer to ...

Catholic parish of teen who escaped abduction credits power of prayer

Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — For nearly three months, parishioners at St. Peter Catholic Church in Cameron were praying ...

Indonesian archbishop urges Catholics to forgo plastic bags

JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNS) — Months after Indonesia’s military was summoned to unclog Jakarta Bay, Archbishop Ignatius Suharyo has joined a chorus ...

Knights decry senators’ judicial litmus test

Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus, calling the organization “an American Catholic ...

Entries sought for bicentennial hymn, logo

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian In preparation for its bicentennial in 2020, the Diocese of Richmond is sponsoring two competitions — ...

Jesuit remains as House chaplain

Rhina Guidos, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — A Jesuit whom former Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan sought to oust in 2018 ...

Jay Brown named CEO for CCC

Jason (Jay) Brown has been named chief executive officer of Commonwealth Catholic Charities (CCC), effective Jan. 5, 2019. He succeeds Joanne ...

Martin Luther King Jr. – Concurso de ensayos

The Office of Black Catholics, in collaboration with the Office of Catholic Schools, sponsors the Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest each year. ...

Energized during first year of leading diocese

  Brian T. Olszewski The Catholic Virginian When Pope Francis named him the 13th bishop of the Diocese of Richmond on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, ...

Oppose dangers, deceptions of the ERA

Amy McInerny, Guest Commentary As 2019 begins, we find proponents of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) seeking to take Virginia back to 1972 in an ...

Vatican may be deciding fate of former cardinal

Rhina Guidos, Catholic News Service   WASHINGTON — As U.S. bishops gathered in early January at a seminary in Illinois to pray and reflect ...

Knights’ leader takes umbrage at Senate questioning of judicial nominee

Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus, calling the organization “an American ...

Jesuit remains as House chaplain

Rhina Guidos, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — A Jesuit whom former Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan sought to oust in 2018 ...

Pope to U.S. bishops: Abuse crisis requires conversion, humility

Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The clerical abuse crisis and the “crisis of credibility” it created for the ...

Knights providing free rides to March for Life

For the 36th consecutive year, the Knights of Columbus will provide free bus transportation for people in the Richmond metropolitan area to ...

Says Church must recognize imperfections, correct them

Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Acknowledging the gravity of the clerical sexual abuse crisis, Pope Francis told members of ...

October will be devoted to missionary work

Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Many people have big expectations that Pope Francis will take major steps in 2019 to address ...

At Sacred Heart, SVDP brings ‘Matthew 25 alive’

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian As a parishioner at St. Louis Catholic Church, Alexandria, Lorenzo Abella had been a member of his ...

Grants available for approved restoration, preservation

Father Wayne Ball, Special to The Catholic Virginian It has been 35 years since the current Code of Canon Law went into effect, and yet there are ...

‘Priest in the House,’ ‘Nuns in the Know’ popular at St. Gregory the Great School

Wendy Klesch, Special to The Catholic Virginian Ask and ye shall receive an answer.  Even if it’s the answer to a question as simple as: “What’s ...

St. Joseph Parish was spiritual core in black community

Jennifer Neville, Special to The Catholic Virginian Though demolished nearly 60 years ago, St. Joseph Catholic Church and School in Norfolk ...

Blacksburg parishioners help feed the hungry

  Nanette Levin Special to The Catholic Virginian Forty volunteers gathered around an 18-wheeler with 36,000 pounds of potatoes in a Virginia ...

Sister Thea Bowman’s cause for sainthood

Dan Stockman, Catholic News Service Sister Thea Bowman, a trailblazing African-American sister who was the first and only black nun in her ...

Pope: Being holy is what brings joy

Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — This Christmas will people go to adore and be amazed by Jesus, or will they let themselves be ...

Practice temperance — a holiday virtue

Gina Christian, Catholic News Service PHILADELPHIA — Parties, cookie exchanges, family get-togethers and that bowl of Christmas candy on your ...

Annual ‘9 Days for Life’ prayer, action campaign begins Jan. 14

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops announced Dec. 18 the annual “9 Days for Life” prayer and action campaign ...

Bishops’ official calls defense of fetal tissue research ‘deeply disturbing’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — An official at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said recent comments made by Dr. Francis Collins, director of the ...

Path to departure begins at age 13

Nicholas Wolfram Smith, Catholic News Service SANTA CLARA, Calif. — To find Catholics who have left the Church, start looking at the faces in the ...

Bishops say revisions on ‘parking lot tax’ were needed

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairmen of two U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committees welcomed a new explanation from the Treasury Department ...

Pope: God’s Christmas wish isn’t buying-frenzy, feast, but gift of self

Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY — Christmas will not be authentic if people get caught up in a frenzy of shopping, ...

Drowning of 3-year-old son spurs awareness effort

Bill Brewer, Catholic News Service It has taken time for Nicole Hughes to get settled back into her routine as the literacy coach at St. Anne ...

Petition senator to back legislation exempting those with severe mental illness

Janna Reynolds, The Catholic Virginian Prison ministry volunteers from St. Edward the Confessor and Epiphany parishes, Chesterfield, met with ...

Christmas Eve is 200th anniversary of ‘Silent Night’

Richard Szczepanowski, Catholic News Service   WASHINGTON — Exactly 200 years ago this Christmas Eve — Dec. 24, 1818 — in a little church in ...

Life-size, illuminated crèche seen from US 17

Jennifer Neville, Special to The Catholic Virginian The hand-crafted, life-size crèche on the grounds of St. Joan of Arc Parish, Yorktown, is so ...

Prays for peace with leaders of other faith traditions

Joseph Staniunas, Special to The Catholic Virginian As they prepared to begin a meeting on Christian unity Friday, Nov. 30, leaders of four ...

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