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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 ...

Family supports Katinka de Aguilar through RCIA

Jennifer Neville, Special to The Catholic Virginian Katinka de Aguilar was brimming with excitement when she received the sacraments of ...

First-time Catholic education event features educators from 24 schools

Rose Morrisette, Special to The Catholic Virginian Catholic school teachers from across the diocese, their principals, and special guests ...

Bishop Knestout tells ministry leaders: ‘Lead others to encounter Christ’

(Editor’s note: The following is the text of Bishop Barry C. Knestout’s address to participants in the ministry leaders’ convocation, Wednesday, ...

Refugee says ‘accept suffering as opportunity to love’

Jennifer Neville, Special to The Catholic Virginian Maya Wani saved her mother’s life. In late 2013 and early 2014, her mother, Mariam Ibraheem, ...

Dinner raises funds for school’s 11th Station of the Cross

Jennifer Neville, Special to The Catholic Virginian They are the unsung heroes. They work quietly behind the scenes to make their parishes ...

Ireland’s fight for life

From America magazine In a political development that would have been unimaginable two decades ago, the voters of the Republic of Ireland will go ...

Galveston-Houston Archdiocese to offer healing, support after shooting

HOUSTON (CNS) — In response to the May 18 school shooting at a Houston-area high school, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston said the ...

More than 300 attend collaborative convocation

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian More than two years in the planning, a collaborative undertaking between the Diocese of Richmond’s ...

OFFICIAL

Bishop Barry C. Knestout has announced the following seminarian assignments, effective Monday, June 4, 2018:...

All of Chile’s bishops offer resignations after meeting pope on abuse

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Every bishop in Chile offered his resignation to Pope Francis after a three-day meeting at the Vatican to discuss the ...

Mountains, valleys impact Church life

This is the fifth in a series of articles offering readers glimpses into the diocese’s history via entertaining and enlightening vignettes ...

Answers God’s call after seeking, receiving a ‘sign’

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian (Third in a series of articles featuring the three men who will be ordained priests by Bishop Barry C. ...

Pope: Pray rosary for peace, Focus is on Syria

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis prayed that the hopes for peace strengthened by the meeting of the leaders of North and South Korea will not be ...

Program welcomes all who have left Church

Wendy Klesch, Special to The Catholic Virginian It’s a story as old as the flicker of a campfire and as new as the flicker of a movie screen: the ...

Bishop to ordain 5 transitional deacons, May 19

Bishop Barry C. Knestout will ordain five transitional deacons, Saturday, May 19, 10:30 a.m., at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond. The ...

Appeal total could become largest in history

Alex Previtera, Special to The Catholic Virginian With the support of 16,444 donors across the Diocese of Richmond, the 2018 Annual Diocesan ...

Impact includes more, healthier meals for residents

One of the biggest challenges Saint Francis Home has faced since opening 45 years ago was how to adequately feed its 125 residents of various ...

150 volunteers pray, speak in front of Roanoke Planned Parenthood

Nanette Levin, Special to The Catholic Virginian Parishes in the western part of the Diocese of Richmond have become active in the 40 Days for ...

Toddler dies after doctors remove life support system

Simon Caldwell, Catholic News Service LIVERPOOL, England — Pope Francis said he was mourning the death of English toddler Alfie Evans, who died ...

Project gets attention of ‘bishop of the internet’

Wendy Klesch, Special to The Catholic Virginian The scriptural instruction is, “Knock and it will be opened to you” (Lk 11:9).  Students at ...

Students build Spanish, prayer skills reciting the rosary

Sam Lucero, Catholic News Service HOWARD, Wis. — The voices of children praying in unison fill the classroom inside St. John the Baptist School. ...

Catechumen gained ‘greater sense of peace’ through RCIA

Mary Howell, Special to The Catholic Virginian  Kristie Smith grew up in a family that identified itself as Catholic. Her grandparents helped ...

Priests, assistant recall former auxiliary’s kindness

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian  Following the death of Bishop David E. Foley people in the Diocese of Richmond recalled the kindness ...

Vocation shaped by various life experiences

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian (Second in a series of articles featuring the men who will be ordained priests.) After he was ordained ...

Teaching and preaching: The vocations of Deacon Michael Ellerbrock

Margot Davis, Special to the Catholic Virginian Deacon Michael Ellerbrock has faithfully served God for 26 years as a deacon and as a professor ...

Spiritual support, sacraments help Catholic family

Chris Donahue, Catholic News Service HAMILTON PARK, N.J. — Robert and Eleanor Reiss talked to their son, Bobby, in Palm Beach County, Florida, ...

Pope asks Catholics to pray rosary for peace daily in May

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis prayed that the hopes for peace strengthened by the meeting of the leaders of North and South Korea will not be ...

‘I should have been baptized long ago’

Nanette Levin, Special to The Catholic Virginian March 31 was a milestone for Erick Alexander (“Alex”) Hernandez, as he was baptized, confirmed ...

Coordinators see increased awareness as a result of program

Joseph Staniunas, Special to The Catholic Virginian According to Sue Ellerbrock, some people still seem surprised there is a program that ...

Service marks 11th anniversary

Nanette Levin, Special to The Catholic Virginian April 16th is a somber day of reflection but also a day to celebrate life at the Virginia Tech ...

French Food Festival marks 10th year

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian The RVA French Food Festival will mark its 10th anniversary, Friday, April 27, 4-8 p.m., and Saturday, ...

In the palm of God’s hand and parishioners’ hearts

Kristen L Byrd, Special to The Catholic Virginian Jeff and Lauren Schooler were already parents of three healthy sons when they learned they were ...

Pursuit of vocation followed college, work

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian (First in a series of articles featuring the men who will be ordained priests) When student John Baab ...

Committee votes impact VCC priorities in General Assembly

Most of the Virginia Catholic Conference’s (VCC) top legislative priorities during this year’s 60-day Virginia General Assembly session were ...

Recollections of Danville in the 1960s

Molly Pyle, Special to the Catholic Virginian Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of articles offering readers glimpses into the ...

Bishop Foley’s compassion remembered

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian Bishop David E. Foley, 88, who served as auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Richmond from 1986 to ...

Pope Francis consoles boy who lost his father.

ROME — After circling a massive, crumbling public housing complex on the outskirts of Rome, Pope Francis had an emotional encounter with the ...

What Pope Francis says about holiness

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Here is a selection of quotations from “Gaudete et Exsultate” (“Rejoice and Be Glad”), Pope ...

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