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Dedication celebrated at St. Peter the Apostle, Onley

Jennifer Neville Special to The Catholic Virginian Any church that brings people together to encounter the Lord through sacraments is a treasure, ...

Visit to border focuses on humanity, not politics

Rhina Guidos, Catholic News Service MCALLEN, Texas — The journey for many of the new migrants entering the U.S. near the border town of McAllen ...

Bishop blesses renovations at Holy Comforter, Charlottesville

Joseph Stanuinas, Special to The Catholic Virginian More than an hour before Mass on a hot, humid Sunday morning, Darlene and Brian Beard were in ...

Kavanaugh would be 14th Catholic to serve on Supreme Court

Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced July 9 that his nominee for the Supreme Court is Judge ...

Nun-physician taught fertility awareness to teens

Lou Baldwin, Catholic News Service PHILADELPHIA — Sister Hanna Klaus is an OB-GYN, a member of the Medical Mission Sisters and best known as ...

‘Digging for God’

Youth practice faith through service at diocesan work camp Karen Adams, Special to the Catholic Virginian Two days of heavy June rain turned many ...

Report: Young adults less religious than older adults

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A study by the Pew Research Center found that young adults worldwide are generally less religious than older adults by a ...

‘Mac’s Kitchen’ serves 7,500 lunches annually

Nanette Levin, Special to The Catholic Virginian Ronnie Haney and Annie Trent shared a dream. They dreamed of creating a food resource for ...

Bishop dedicates altar at Our Lady of Nazareth

Karen Adams, Special to The Catholic Virginian With a bright San Damiano cross hanging overhead, Bishop Barry C. Knestout dedicated the altar of ...

Yorktown ‘missionaries’ aid Ecuadoran parish

Jennifer Neville, Special to The Catholic Virginian Parishioners at St. Joan of Arc (SJA), Yorktown, are striving to be the face of Christ when ...

Father Boehling to serve as vicar general

Bishop Barry C. Knestout has appointed Father Michael G. Boehling to serve as vicar general and moderator of the curia for the Diocese of ...

Catholics remember, mourn victims killed in Maryland newspaper shooting

George P. Matysek Jr., Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — While Catholics throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore offered prayers and ...

Msgr. Lane reflects on 44 years of service

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian Early on in his life, growing up in Philadelphia, Msgr. Mark Richard Lane had a specific professional ...

Calls from those willing to foster detained kids swamp USCCB

Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Maybe it was the request by the Pentagon for 20,000 mattresses as military bases become, at ...

Justice Anthony Kennedy to retire from Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced June 27, the last day of the Supreme Court’s current term, that he ...

Canadian bishops: Marijuana use sinful

OTTAWA, Ontario (CNS) — Marijuana use across Canada may soon be legal in the eyes of the law, but it will remain a sin in the eyes of the church, ...

Bishop tells lay ministers ‘be alert to Lord’s surprises’

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian With words of encouragement and instruction, Bishop Barry C. Knestout commissioned his first group of ...

St. Thomas Aquinas replacing church built in 1995

Karen Adams, Special to The Catholic Virginian St. Thomas Aquinas said, “To live well is to work well, to show a good activity.” The good ...

‘Family united in faith’ at Easter

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian Vallerie Inocencio recently completed a busy junior year at Atlee High School. In addition to her ...

Catholic schools foster self-discipline, study finds

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A new study conducted by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute found that children in Catholic schools are less disruptive and have ...

‘Abide in God’s love,’ bishop tells 3 new priests

    Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian More than 900 people filled the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond, Saturday, June ...

Progress made, but dioceses warned about complacency

Peter Finney Jr., Catholic News Service NEW ORLEANS — Despite groundbreaking steps the U.S. Catholic Church has taken to prevent the sexual abuse ...

Bishop to commission 12 lay ecclesial ministers

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian Bishop Barry C. Knestout will commission as lay ecclesial ministers 12 men and women who have ...

African-Americans reflect on parish closures of the 1960s

Molly Pyle, Special to the Catholic Virginian During the past year, in researching the bicentennial history, I held two roundtables with ...

­­Bishop praises work being done in diocese

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CLERGY APPOINTMENTS

The Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout, bishop of the Diocese of Richmond, has announced the following appointments, effective July 11, 2018, unless ...

Bishop Knestout talks about New Evangelization on CBN

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian Bishop Barry C. Knestout was a guest of Dr. Pat Robertson on “The 700 Club,” Thursday, May 31, on the ...

Bishop hopes pope will bring healing to Ireland

Michael Kelly, Catholic News Service DUBLIN — An Irish bishop said he hopes Pope Francis’ August visit can help bring healing after a divisive ...

Success result of multiple factors

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian The 2018 Annual Diocesan Appeal may well be remembered for positive superlatives, e.g., highest and ...

Notes ‘daunting task’ of New Evangelization in secular world

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian More than 500 people were in attendance at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Saturday, May 19, as ...

Seven awarded Gannon Scholarships

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Priest recalls parishioner support in aftermath of VT tragedy

Karen Adams, Special to The Catholic Virginian When Father Jim Arsenault was pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church, Blacksburg, in 2007, he lived ...

Jo Lynn Brown served Catholic school for 38 years

Jennifer Neville, Special to The Catholic Virginian Jo Lynn Brown has been the face of Portsmouth Catholic Regional School (PCRS) for 38 years. ...

Bishop expresses gratitude for all ‘who made the greatest sacrifice’

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian More than 200 people gathered at Holy Trinity Parish, Norfolk, Memorial Day, May 28, as Bishop Barry ...

Medal of Honor recipient advocates for PTSD vets

Zita Ballinger Fletcher, Catholic News Service Captain Gary M. Rose, awarded the Medal of Honor in 2017 for extraordinary heroism during the ...

Graduation Issue

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For veterans at Lourdes, a ‘life-changing’ experience

Zita Ballinger Fletcher, Catholic News Service Veterans taking part in the 2018 Warriors to Lourdes pilgrimage to France said the journey has ...

Memphis bishop to keynote evangelization conference, July 21

The Diocese of Richmond’s Office for Black Catholics will host its post-Congress XII evangelization conference, “Our Faith in Action,” Saturday, ...

Education, social services focus of ministry in Virginia

Mary Howell, Special to The Catholic Virginian This May marked the sesquicentennial of the first Benedictine sisters’ arrival in Virginia. It was ...

Visitation Sister Marie Augustine Hutton makes solemn religious profession

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian If there is a typical path to answering the call to religious life, Visitation Sister Marie Augustine ...

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