Bishop’s skydive helps pilgrims get to Lourdes

HOVE, England (CNS) — “The Moth has landed,” tweeted the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton. The tweet Friday, Sept. 14 and a similar post on the ...

Saint Gertrude Flexible Tuition Plan about social justice

Administration hopes sliding scale helps diversify student body Kristen Byrd, Special to The Catholic Virginian When the Benedictine Sisters of ...

Diocese, hospice help dying fan realize dream

‘Just wanted to see one Packer game’ Sam Lucero, Catholic News Service ALLOUEZ, Wis. — When David Marosek, who had been battling stage 4 rectal ...

How to move beyond ‘Summer of Shame’

Editor’s note: The following appeared in the Sept. 5 issue of Our Sunday Visitor, a weekly Catholic publication based in Huntington, Indiana. The ...

Archbishop to help West Virginians begin healing

Colleen Rowan, Catholic News Service WHEELING, W.Va. — In his celebration of Mass at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling Sept. 15, Archbishop ...

Church plans third-party abuse reporting system, bishops’ code of conduct

Julie Asher, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Pledging to “heal and protect with every bit of the strength God provides us,” the ...

‘Leadership was not listening’

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian In celebrating the Diocese of Richmond’s first Mass of Atonement for victims of abuse, Friday, Sept. ...

How to deal with spiritual, emotional trauma of abuse

How to deal with spiritual, emotional trauma of abuse Catholic psychologist, abuse survivor, offers advice for victims, families WASHINGTON — ...

Archbishop asks pope to cancel synod, meet about bishops

Matthew Gambino, Catholic News Service PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput is asking Pope Francis to call off the Synod of ...

Faith in God, devotion to Mary guide blind woman’s life

Sam Lucero, Catholic News Service GREEN BAY, Wis. — For the past 40 years, Pat Boerschinger has been legally blind. And while she cannot see, her ...

Why Church law forbids violating seal of confession

Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The seal of confession is so important and sacred that a priest would be automatically ...

Teacher with ‘servant’s heart’ donates kidney to stranger

Karen Adams, Special to The Catholic Virginian Tim Carlin lives by the belief that it is more blessed to give than to receive. Over the summer, ...

‘Industry of distraction’ leads to emptiness, pope says

Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — People need to make peace with their lives and anything they are running from, rather than lose ...

Ministry of deacons rooted in service to Church

Father Anthony Marques, Special to The Catholic Virginian This is the third in a series of three articles about the diaconate as Bishop Barry C. ...

Major League Sister

CHICAGO — Not only is Dominican Sister Mary Jo Sobieck a nun, she’s also an internet sensation.  The ceremonial first pitch she tossed prior to a ...

Christ remains at the center of their lives

Mark Zimmermann, Catholic News Service   GAITHERSBURG, Md. — As identical twin sisters, Sister Judith and Sister Maristella Maldonado not only ...

USCCB president seeks papal audience, answers to former nuncio’s questions

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said he was “eager for an ...

Ministry of deacon can be traced to apostolic times

Father Anthony Marques, Special to The Catholic Virginian This is the second in a series of articles about the diaconate as Bishop Barry C. ...

Giving Garden expands size, mission

Nanette Levin, Special to The Catholic Virginian What started as a 140-square-foot plot from which 60 pounds of produce was harvested in 2015 has ...

Five begin studies for priesthood

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian They range in age from 19 to 55. They come from different parts of the Diocese of Richmond. Three have ...

Ascension Parish assists Tanzanian parish

Wendy Klesch, Special to The Catholic Virginian According to Father Daniel Malingumu, it’s a long story — a story that begins with three cows, ...

Priest attacked in church; assailant cited abuse scandal

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (CNS) — A Byzantine Catholic priest was attacked Aug. 20 in the altar servers’ sacristy of his church in Merrillville, near ...

‘Complete transparency’ requires action

Rhina Guidos, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — In an Aug. 16 interview with Eternal Word Television Network, Erie Bishop Lawrence T. Persico ...

19 permanent deacons to be ordained Sept. 15

Bishop Barry C. Knestout ordained 19 men as permanent deacons, Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond. The Catholic ...

Expresses gratitude to parents of seminarians

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian Celebrating his first Mass with 27 of the diocese’s seminarians, many accompanied by their parents, ...

Pope: ‘Abuse victims’ outcry more powerful than efforts to silence them’

Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — “No effort must be spared” to prevent future cases of clerical sexual abuse and ...

Vatican wants accountability for abusers, those who protected them

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In the wake of a grand jury report on clergy sexual abuse in six dioceses in Pennsylvania, a ...

Include laity in McCarrick investigation, bishop says

WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. Catholic Church leaders have been calling for an internal investigation into the handling of allegations of abuse and ...

Bishops must practice Extreme Ownership

Editor’s note: The following is based upon Bishop Barry C. Knestout’s homily for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Aug. 12, 2018.  I recently ...

Reminds those who struggle ‘they’re not alone’

Wendy Klesch, Special to The Catholic Virginian From a very young age, Kelly Tallent had her battle plan all drawn out.  When she was 12, she ...

Knowing terminology provides understanding of diaconate

Father Anthony Marques, Special to The Catholic Virginian This is the first in a series of articles about the diaconate, as Bishop Barry C. ...

Genocide survivor inspires Catholic student

John Shaughnessy, Catholic News Service INDIANAPOLIS — The game stopped for a moment, but the smiles continued as everyone paused for a group ...

Haitian educator to meet with twin parishes

Richard Joseph, director of the Bureau of Education for the Diocese of Hinche, Haiti, will visit the Diocese of Richmond, Tuesday, Aug. 21 ...

Calls it ‘contrary to the Gospel’

Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Building on the development of Catholic Church teaching against capital punishment, Pope ...

Weddings, Masses celebrated

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian A fire, Friday morning, Aug. 2, destroyed the kitchen of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart hall, but ...

Virginia Knights revamp website

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian In a letter to his brother Knights, Ed Polich, State Deputy for the Knights of Columbus State Council ...

Pope revises catechism to say death penalty is ‘inadmissible’

Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Building on the development of Catholic Church teaching against capital punishment, Pope ...

Harrisburg bishop releases names of abusers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (CNS) — Harrisburg Bishop Ronald W. Gainer Aug. 1 released information from the diocese’s own internal investigation on ...

Ethicist offers advice on how to consider options

Jennifer Neville, Special to The Catholic Virginian When we or a loved one is dying, it is imperative to determine if there is hope for recovery, ...

‘Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life” begins Friday, Aug. 3

WASHINGTON (CNS) — New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, called July 19 for a ...

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