Lighting darkness, serving people themes of WV bishop’s installation

Christopher Gunty, Catholic News Service   WHEELING, W.Va. — Bishop Mark E. Brennan was welcomed Aug. 22 at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in ...

Salem teen speaks from experience

Joseph Staniunas, Special to The Catholic Virginian   Imagine you were asked to write something you knew by heart, but that each time ...

New principals at four schools

The 2019-2020 school year opened with new principals at four elementary Catholic schools. Michael Kelleher, a Richmond native and alumnus of St. ...

Calls it time of ‘ecclesial purification’

Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis acknowledged the shame and frustration felt by priests who are ...

Knights give more than $185M to charity

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CNS) — In 2018, the Knights of Columbus gave $185.7 million to charity and donated 76.7 million hours of hands-on service. The ...

5 executions to take place by end of January

Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The July 25 announcement by the Justice Department that it is reinstating the federal death ...

Offers educators ideas for piquing students’ interest in aeronautics

Janna Reynolds, The Catholic Virginian Most people probably envision rockets, moon landings or the solar system when they hear “NASA.” However, ...

Bishops of four Mississippi churches condemn ICE raid, roundup of workers

JACKSON, Miss. (CNS) — Mississippi’s Catholic bishops joined with the state’s Episcopal, Methodist and Lutheran bishops in condemning the Trump ...

Shari Evans’ entry wins competition

Janna Reynolds, The Catholic Virginian Following a five-month competition in which the Catholic Diocese of Richmond sought an image to brand its ...

Champ’s tennis bag includes ‘Jesus Calling’

Kate Turgeon Watson, Catholic News Service   RALEIGH, N.C. — Abbey Forbes, the 18-year-old winner of the junior girls doubles championship ...

‘Vocation of the Business Leader’ steeped in theology

Christina Capecchi, Catholic News Service   ST. PAUL, Minn. — A guidebook for business leaders that was developed largely by Minnesota ...

How Catholicism influenced Toni Morrison’s life, work

Carol Zimmerman, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Toni Morrison, award-winning author of 11 novels whose words brought to life the experiences ...

Survey shows majority of Catholics don’t believe in Real Presence

Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service   WASHINGTON — A new study about the level of Catholic belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the ...

Church leaders respond to shootings

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The bishop of El Paso, Texas, met with the families of those who were killed and wounded during the Aug. 3 shooting at a ...

Pope Francis joins prayers for victims of bloody weekend in U.S.

By Rhina Guidos, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis joined Catholic Church leaders expressing sorrow after back-to-back ...

Cupich: ‘Never forget’ policies that led to Holocaust began with words

By Catholic News Service CHICAGO (CNS) — Adolf Hitler’s rise to power and the policies that led to the Holocaust all began with ...

SJV seminary plaque blessed at Benedictine

Alumni from St. John Vianney Seminary’s classes of ’64, ’66, ’67, ’69 and ’71 gathered Saturday, July 13 at the site of their former school for ...

Company took workers’ money

Robert Alan Glover, Catholic News Service LEXINGTON, Ky. — The old saying about a looming payday is that “the money is already spent.” In Harlan ...

Gerry Jones inducted into PCRS Circle of Saints

Jennifer Neville, Special to The Catholic Virginian Whether it’s organizing a funeral reception at her parish, St. Therese in Chesapeake, or ...

Sees need for ‘habitat on the moon’

Jo Ann Zuniga and James Ramos, Catholic News Service HOUSTON — Upcoming space travel plans need to include living on the moon, similar to ...

Catholic leaders object to reinstatement of federal death penalty

By Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The July 25 announcement by the Justice Department that it is reinstating the ...

Sacred Heart Center awarded ‘Green Grant’ for community garden

Janna Reynolds, The Catholic Virginian Richmond’s Sacred Heart Center, a nonprofit whose mission is to provide education and support for area ...

Woman still missing after 30 years

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican press office said that the results of a morphological analysis of bones and bone fragments found at an ...

Father O’Brien celebrating 40th anniversary

Janna Reynolds, The Catholic Virginian When Father Kevin O’Brien says he considers himself a “lifer,” he isn’t referring just to his 40 years of ...

Forensic experts studying bones in Vatican ossuaries

Carol Glatz , Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — During a search for the remains of a young Italian woman missing for more than 30 years, ...

Powhatan parish sponsors camp for children with autism

Kristen L. Byrd, Special to The Catholic Virginian Only a few years ago, Charlie was non-verbal, communicating with his parents by holding up ...

Expresses gratitude for ‘sacrificial love’ of volunteers

“Hope responds to the aspiration of happiness, and each one of us is seeking that happiness, somewhere; within each one of us, God has placed ...

St. Benedict School celebrating centennial

Kristen L. Byrd, Special to The Catholic Virginian At the age of 4, Rita Macias Donohoe and her family left Cuba for the United States. It was ...

Healing diocese priority for new WVa bishop

Christopher Gunty, Catholic News Service BALTIMORE — Bishop Mark E. Brennan, named by Pope Francis July 23 as the ninth bishop of the Diocese of ...

Order of Malta, others donate time, talent, resources to project

Janna Reynolds, The Catholic Virginian For the first time since the doors of St. Francis Home opened in 1973, the home’s four weekly Masses will ...

Be angels to migrants, pope says

Junno Arocho, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Christians are called to follow the spirit of the beatitudes by comforting the poor and the ...

Intercession seen as miracle that saved baby’s life

Jennifer Willems, Catholic News Service PEORIA, Ill. — As Bonnie Engstrom watched lifesaving measures being taken for her son, who had been born ...

‘Visible prayer presence’ marks 40 years in Roanoke

Karen Adams, Special to The Catholic Virginian For four decades, an old brick house with a wide porch in downtown Roanoke has been, as it calls ...

Priest list includes affiliation and status

The Diocese of Richmond added six priests to its list of clergy with credible and substantiated claims of child sexual abuse, Thursday, June 27.  ...

St. Bede hosts first youth mission week in Williamsburg

Wendy Klesch, Special to The Catholic Virginian The first week of summer vacation found 27 teens from St. Bede, Williamsburg, getting right back ...

Cardinal looking for risk-takers

Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service   ROME — The papal vicar for Rome has asked every pastor in the diocese to form a “pastoral team” of ...

Southwest Virginia gets a helping hand

By the numbers: Here is what the 90 participants in the Diocesan Youth Work Camp accomplished in southwestern Virginian during the last week of ...

Bishop establishes policy for naming buildings, institutions

Effective Thursday, June 27, Bishop Barry C. Knestout initiated a policy directing all diocesan institutions, schools and parish buildings to ...

Church leaders saw it as attack on religious liberty

Pablo Kay, Catholic News Service LOS ANGELES — In a last-minute twist, a California bill that would have required priests to break the ...

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge and Bishop Barry C. Knestout issue joint statement on Virginia General Assembly Special Session

Joint Statement from Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington, and Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout, Bishop of Richmond, on July 9th ...

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