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Faith, humor help Jeannie Gaffigan survive health scare

Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service   WASHINGTON — Jeannie Gaffigan didn’t initially set out to write a book about having her ...

Archbishop Sheen will be beatified Dec. 21

PEORIA, Ill. (CNS) — Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen will be beatified Dec. 21, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of Peoria announced late Nov. 18. He said the ...

Pope calls for action against destructive culture of food waste

Paige Hanley, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY — A negligent and selfish culture of food waste is fueling the global hunger crisis, ...

Parish celebrates 125th anniversary

Jennifer Neville, Special to The Catholic Virginian Parishioners at Sacred Heart Parish, Norfolk, are proud of how involved their 125-year-old ...

George Weigel emphasizes upholding moral law in written law

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian The dinner that followed the Red Mass Saturday, Nov 2, not only heard George Weigel reflect on the ...

Father Joly marking 25 years of priesthood

Janna Reynolds, The Catholic Virginian “Is this all there is?”  Father Michael Joly asked that question of God when he found himself an ...

Resurrection Parish links celebration to diocese’s bicentennial

Karen Adams, Special to The Catholic Virginian St. Anthony bobbed for apples, the Blessed Mother made a tissue-paper lantern and angels ate candy ...

Holy Cross Regional Catholic School to Close at the End of the Academic Year

For Immediate Release: November 12, 2019 HOLY CROSS REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL TO CLOSE AT THE END OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR Continued Low Enrollment ...

Deeply-rooted part of a Richmond Catholic family is leaving home.

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian A deeply-rooted part of a Richmond Catholic family is leaving home. Family is an apropos word, as ...

‘Spiritual rebirth’ needed to address threats against life

Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY — The global ecological crisis is just one of the effects of a distorted and diseased view ...

US bishops set to begin ‘ad limina’ visits to Rome

Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The bishops of every diocese in the United States have prepared detailed reports ...

Pope: Synod discussion ‘falls short’

Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY — Members of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon asked that women be given leadership ...

Diocese joins national effort to help parishes, schools, ministries

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian   Like Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday has become a part ...

Campaign stresses why civility is important as 2020 election approaches

Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Rancor in politics, especially these days, may be the norm, but a nationwide effort is ...

Catholic Women’s Conference held at St. Bede Parish on Nov. 2

The Diocesan Women’s Conference at St. Bede Parish in Williamsburg, Saturday, Nov. 2 drew 350 people from across the diocese. Keynote speakers ...

Airstream is base for Fairfax woman’s apostolate to campers

Zoey Marist, Catholic News Service ARLINGTON — Lynda Rozell was at a crossroads in her life when, while driving to Richmond for a meeting, she ...

Immaculate Conception Parish serves entire community

Jennifer Neville, Special to The Catholic Virginian When parishioners at Immaculate Conception Parish in Hampton were asked to describe their ...

Little Sisters of the Poor leaving Richmond

The Little Sisters of the Poor, whose service in the Diocese of Richmond dates to 1874, announced Wednesday, Oct. 30 that they are withdrawing ...

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Haitian bishop addresses those involved in outreach

Jennifer Neville, Special to The Catholic Virginian There’s an adage that says, “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man ...

Pope apologizes that statues were vandalized, says they were recovered

Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis apologized that two men entered a church near the Vatican, took ...

Path to women deacons opened by Pope Benedict, Brazilian bishop says

Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY — A change to the Code of Canon Law made by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009 provides a ...

Mind your own business each day to grow in holiness, pope says

Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY — Too often Catholics know what is going on in their neighbor’s house but pay little or ...

Common climate crisis: Regional Church networks tackle shared problems

Barbara J. Fraser, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY — Deforestation, land grabbing and climate change — life-and-death issues raised at ...

Vatican security chief resigns following leak of internal document

Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Domenico Giani, head of the Vatican police, ...

Pope: Food ‘avenue of destruction’

Paige Hanley, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY — Resolving the global crises of world hunger and malnutrition demands a shift away from ...

Nationals’ Catholic chaplain calls World Series team his parish

Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service   WASHINGTON — Like most parish priests, Msgr. Stephen Rossetti celebrates Mass, baptizes babies, ...

Summit explores outreach to the incarcerated

Wendy Klesch, Special to The Catholic Virginian   “The highest form of love is forgiveness,” said Deacon Frank Nelson of Holy Rosary, ...

‘Multi-layered’ document touches dioceses, parishes

Janna Reynolds, The Catholic Virginian   A post-Encuentro meeting was held at the Catholic University of America in Washington on Saturday, ...

Julio Reyes ordained to diaconate

Bishop Elías S. Bolaños of the Diocese of Zacatecoluca, El Salvador, ordained Juilo Reyes a transitional deacon on Sunday, Oct. 13, at the ...

Roanoke music minister pens bicentennial hymn

Joseph Staniunas,  Special to The Catholic Virginian   Choirs and congregants will soon have a new song to learn, the official hymn marking ...

Pilgrimage sets tone for diocese’s bicentennial

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian   Welcoming nearly 600 pilgrims from the Diocese of Richmond to the Basilica of the National ...

Divine intervention: Papal tweet of support for ‘Saints’ goes viral

Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY — A hashtag mix-up caused a papal tweet meant to give thanks for the Catholic ...

Freedom fighter motivated by vow not to ‘deny Jesus’

Sam Lucero Catholic News Service GREEN BAY, Wis. — As long as she can remember, Polly Olsen, 29, said she has handed out heart-shaped cards on ...

Bishop highlights need for lay ministries in Amazon

Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY — Lay men and women involved in ministry have been fundamental in spreading the ...

Seeking common ground on aid, trafficking

Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY — Promoting religious freedom, providing humanitarian assistance and fighting human ...

Most Amazon bishops support ‘viri probati,’ women deacons, bishop says

Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY — Most bishops who lead dioceses in the Amazon support the ordination of married ...

Designed to ‘jolt, motivate us’ to do good, pope says

Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY — God wants everyone to take a risk to share with others the gifts he has given to them — ...

Notre Dame panel brings different perspectives to issue

Ann Carey, Catholic News Service   NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The annual University of Notre Dame forum on topics of importance began its 2019-20 ...

Synod members call for greater role of women, laity in ministry

Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Synod participants offered several proposals to address the lack of ...

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