Bishop will remain ‘no matter how long they stay’

Michael Sainsbury, Catholic News Service HONG KONG (CNS) — Catholic leaders in Hong Kong have widely supported nearly seven months of ...

Despite difficulties, Catholic family remains in Bethlehem

Judith Sudilovsky, Catholic News Service BETHLEHEM, West Bank — Brothers Peter and Eli Hosh grew up knowing that their hometown was not only the ...

Bishop Barry C. Knestout makes ad limina visit to Rome

Pope Francis greets Bishop Barry C. Knestout at the Vatican during the bishop’s ad limina visit, Tuesday, Dec. 3. Bishop Knestout writes about ...

Catholics urged to pray novena for Archbishop Sheen’s beatification

Tom Dermody, Catholic News Service   PEORIA, Ill. (CNS) — Supporters of the canonization cause for Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen have been ...

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 brain tumor ...

Declining enrollment, increasing debt cited as causes

Karen Adams, Special to The Catholic Virginian After 140 years, Holy Cross Regional Catholic School, Lynchburg, will be closing at the end of the ...

Church must help military families face unique challenges, archbishop says

Junno Arocho Esteves, Catholic News Service   VATICAN CITY — The brutal reality of war is just one of the challenges the Catholic Church is ...

Father Lewis credits family, cathedral for roots of vocation

Janna Reynolds, The Catholic Virginian Where one grows up and attends school can have a major impact on the person one grows to be.  The ...

Beatification for Archbishop Sheen postponed

PEORIA, Ill. (CNS) — Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of Peoria said Vatican officials have told him that the upcoming beatification of Archbishop Fulton ...

Father Benoit celebrating 40 years of priesthood

Janna Reynolds, The Catholic Virginian Religious life for Father Louis Benoit began right after his high school graduation in 1958. During the ...

Archbishop: ‘Pastor from day one’

Mark Zimmermann, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — First impressions of Pope Francis in 2013 revealed his style and pastoral priorities, and ...

Charles Mikell seen as ‘valuable resource’ for pastors, principals

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian Drive the roadways, park in one of the garages or fly out of a terminal at the Richmond International ...

4 in Hampton Roads get Purple Star designation

Wendy Klesch, Special to The Catholic Virginian Audrey Burfield and Mailey Walters, eighth-grade students at St. Pius X, Norfolk, understand what ...

Credits guidance from Blessed Mother for placing benches at Mt. Calvary Cemetery

Kristen L. Byrd, Special to The Catholic Virginian Their names were Gabriel, Angela, Faith-Marie and Lucy Hodge. Each was loved by their family, ...

Deployment over, mom surprises daughter at school

Jennifer Neville, Special to The Catholic Virginian Seventh-grader Sophia Sherman was a little confused as to why a video of her mother talking ...

West Virginia bishop asks predecessor to repay $792,000 to diocese

Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service   WASHINGTON — Bishop Mark E. Brennan of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia, has asked the former ...

Pope honors martyrs, missioners, bombing victims in Asia

Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — At the end of his trip to Thailand and Japan, Pope Francis said he found truth in the saying, ...

Immigration reform top concern for bishops’ new leader

Chaz Muth, Catholic News Service BALTIMORE — It will come as no surprise to anyone who has followed Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez that ...

Offered as guide for 2020 elections

Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service BALTIMORE — Current issues and references to the teachings of Pope Francis can be found throughout the ...

Bishop Barron offers 5-step plan

Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service BALTIMORE — Auxiliary Bishop Robert E. Barron of Los Angeles did not just bemoan the fact many young ...

350 women attend annual event in Williamsburg

Jennifer Neville, Special to The Catholic Virginian “God is good — all the time.”  Such was a message that was woven throughout the ...

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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