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Supreme Court rules historic cross on public property can stay

Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — In a 7-2 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of preserving a historic cross-shaped ...

Serves as one’s personal reconciliation with God

Chaz Muth, Catholic News Service SALEM, Ore. — When Ethan K. Alano walks into the reconciliation room at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Salem, ...

Pope advances sainthood cause for Father Tolton

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Signing a decree issued by the Congregation for Saints’ Causes June 11, Pope Francis advanced the sainthood cause of Father ...

Bishops to revise U.S. catechism’s capital punishment section

Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service   BALTIMORE — The U.S. bishops voted June 13 to revise what the U.S. Church teaches its adult ...

Bishop celebrates Masses at two Virginia Beach parishes

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian Bishop Barry C. Knestout celebrated Masses at two Virginia Beach parishes — St. Gregory the Great and ...

Bishop sees need to renew covenant with the faithful in response to abuse

Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service   BALTIMORE — As the U.S. bishops have developed their response to the renewed clergy sexual abuse ...

Community prays for victims of May 31st shooting

Wendy Klesch, Special to The Catholic Virginian  “There will always be those who are attracted to the darkness,” Benedictine Brother Tobias Yott, ...

Review board chair emphasizes ‘co-responsibility,’ accountability

Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service BALTIMORE — National Review Board chairman Francesco Cesareo offered the U.S. bishops meeting in Baltimore ...

Bishop announces clergy assignments

        The Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout, Bishop of the Diocese of Richmond, has announced the following appointments, effective Monday, July ...

Cardinal, Bishop Knestout meet with survivors of clergy sexual abuse

BALTIMORE (CNS) — Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, along with Bishop ...

Bishop ordains 5 priests, largest class since 1989

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian Calling it a “significant moment” in the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, Bishop Barry C. Knestout ...

Bishops approve third-party reporting system; to be in place by May 31, 2020

Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service BALTIMORE — A nationwide third-party system for receiving confidential reports of “certain complaints” ...

Focus on getting ‘nones’ back, Bishop Barron says

Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service   BALTIMORE — Although the U.S. bishops’ spring assembly in Baltimore was mostly devoted to ...

Knights name hall for Father Adrian

Knights of Columbus Father Robert W. McDonald Council 395 in Richmond dedicated the main hall of its Columbian Center in honor of Benedictine ...

Father Rafferty ‘sees hand of God’ in his priesthood

Janna Reynolds, The Catholic Virginian Father Brian Rafferty, who celebrated 25 years of priesthood on Tuesday, May 21, was working for the ...

‘Conquer bitterness with sacrificial love,’ bishop tells Virginia Beach parishioners

Brian T. Olszewski Bishop Barry C. Knestout of the Diocese of Richmond celebrated Masses at two Virginia Beach parishes — St. Gregory the Great ...

Bishop to commission 6 lay ecclesial ministers

Bishop Barry C. Knestout will commission as lay ministers six women who have completed studies through the diocese’s Lay Ecclesial Ministry ...

Eight awarded Gannon Scholarships

The following students, as determined by the principals of their respective high schools, are receiving $1,500 Walter Gannon Diocesan ...

Catholic school artists paint mural for courthouse

Karen Adams, Special to The Catholic Virginian Thanks to the imaginations of Roanoke Catholic art students, many people will soon see the ...

Anthony Ferguson ordained

Janna Reynolds, The Catholic Virginian Nearly 200 people were in attendance at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond, on Saturday, May 18, ...

The Valedictorian and Salutatorians of the Class of 2019

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Speaker emphasizes value of adult faith formation

Kristen L. Byrd, Special to The Catholic Virginian Dr. Richard P. Johnson believes there is a serious epidemic facing the world today: ...

Washington’s new archbishop urges renewed faith amid challenges

Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — During his installation ceremony as the new archbishop of Washington, Archbishop Wilton D. ...

St. Gerard, Roanoke, gives new look to church

Karen Adams, Special to The Catholic Virginian After more than 30 years in storage at the Catholic Historical Museum of the Roanoke Valley, the ...

Grateful for 50 years doing ‘work of the Spirit’

Janna Reynolds, The Catholic Virginian Msgr. William Carr recalls his mother, Martha, saying that she always knew he would be a priest. He, ...

Missionary work big part of Father Brownell’s ministry

Janna Reynolds, The Catholic Virginian Currently residing in his grandparents’ house in King William County where he was raised, Father Robert ...

Archbishop Gregory ready to get ‘out in field’

Julie Asher, Catholic News Service   HYATTSVILLE, Md. — Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory will have a lot of things on his plate when he becomes ...

Family provided core of early faith formation

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian For the first 12 years of his life, he was a Baptist. He was home-schooled through high school and ...

Welcomes ‘whole experience’ of being parish priest

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian One of the most important things Deacon Kyle O’Connor learned during his sophomore year at William ...

Daily Mass, spiritual direction integral to decision

 Editor’s note: Bishop Barry C. Knestout will ordain five priests for the Diocese of Richmond on Saturday, June 1, at the Cathedral of the Sacred ...

First parish to formally honor Lumen Christi Legacy Society members

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian St. Michael the Archangel, Glen Allen, one of 14 parishes in the Diocese of Richmond to have a Lumen ...

Prayer, faith aid in recovery from rare bone disease

Wendy Klesch, Special to The Catholic Virginian In the past, when John Domingo, director of religious education at St. John the Apostle, Virginia ...

22 educators honored for excellence

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian During an evening celebrating and recognizing the best in Catholic education, Bishop Barry C. Knestout ...

Office of Christian Formation hosts workshop on maturing adult faith formation

The Office of Christian Formation hosted “A New Vision for Maturing Adult Faith Formation,” a workshop presented by Dr. Richard P. Johnson, ...

Seventh Street Christian Church gives $40K for ‘gap funding’

Kristen L. Byrd, Special to The Catholic Virginian Almost 90 years ago, Letitia Cauthorn, a member of Seventh Street Christian Church (SSCC) in ...

Not ruling on apparitions, pope allows pilgrimages to Medjugorje

Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Parishes and dioceses are now allowed to organize official pilgrimages to Medjugorje, ...

Why Pope Francis is assisting migrants

David Agren, Catholic News Service TAPACHULA, Mexico — Pope Francis has donated $500,000 to assist migrants attempting to travel through Mexico, ...

Pope issues new norms on mandatory abuse reporting, bishop accountability

Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has revised and clarified norms and procedures for holding bishops and religious ...

Virginia Bishops’ Statement on Federal District Court Decision

  On May 6, laws enacted by the people of Virginia were undermined, when a U.S. district court decision further advanced the extreme agenda of ...

Documentary focuses on priest’s civil rights work

Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Patrick Creadon, who made the recently released documentary “Hesburgh” about Holy Cross Father ...

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