Bishops’ response to abuse ‘incomplete’

Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — Members of the National Review Board see their work as one way to continue challenging ...

Diocese plans to hire director for Office for Black Catholics

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian Calling it an opportunity to “assess and reflect on what would be the best way to move forward with ...

Sister Thea Bowman sainthood effort OK’d

Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service   BALTIMORE (CNS) — The U.S. bishops gave their assent to the canonization effort launched for Sister ...

Bishops approve pastoral letter against racism

Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service   BALTIMORE — The U.S. bishops overwhelmingly approved a statement against racism Nov. 14 during their ...

National Review Board expects to push bishops on abuse accountability

Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service   BALTIMORE (CNS) — Members of the National Review Board see their work as one way to continue ...

Bishops consider, comment on proposed pastoral against racism

Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service   BALTIMORE — The U.S. bishops took the first steps toward approving a pastoral letter against racism ...

Bishops’ meeting: Rome steps in, reform votes delayed

Greg Erlandson, Catholic News Service BALTIMORE — Seasoned bishop watchers know that just about every fall meeting of the U.S. Conference of ...

Vatican asks bishops to delay vote on sex abuse response proposals

Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service BALTIMORE — At the urging of the Vatican, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will not vote on two ...

Archbishop Gomez: ‘Pray hard’ for all affected by California shooting

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — After a shooting spree late Nov. 7 at a country-music bar in Thousand Oaks, about 40 miles from the heart of Los Angeles, ...

Pope: Devil enters people’s lives ‘through the pockets’ with money

Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Life is for loving, not amassing possessions, Pope Francis said.  In fact, the true meaning and ...

Pittsburgh parishes asked to collect funds for Jewish congregations

PITTSBURGH (CNS) — Parishes throughout the Diocese of Pittsburgh will take up a special collection for the three Jewish congregations that ...

Praying for an end to abortion

Katharine O’Brien, director of outreach for 40 Days for Life, holds her son, Edward, while praying the rosary in front of the Planned Parenthood ...

Task force chair hopes it will deepen faithful’s appreciation of Church

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian As chairman of the task force preparing for the celebration of the Diocese of Richmond’s bicentennial ...

Jesse Grapes models faith for Benedictine students

The swift cannot flee, nor the warrior escape: There up north, on the banks of the Euphrates they stumble and fall. – Jer 46:6 Stephen Previtera, ...

In Memoriam

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Father John Joseph Dorgan, Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Basilica of St. Mary, Norfolk. Father Dorgan, ...

St. Benedict to host cemetery walk

St. Benedict Parish, Richmond, will conduct a pilgrimage to Mount Calvary Cemetery on Saturday, Nov. 10.  The event, led by Father Tony Marques, ...

Prayer, abuse crisis top bishops’ meeting agenda

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Discussion and voting on concrete measures to address the abuse crisis and a day of spiritual discernment and prayer will top ...

Why purgatory deserves a better reputation

Father Tony Marques, Special to The Catholic Virginian The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed, better known as All Souls’ Day (Nov. 2), ...

Chesapeake parishioners do mission work in West Virginia

Wendy Klesch, Special to The Catholic Virginian They left on Oct. 7, 2018, the feast day of Our Lady of the Rosary — known for centuries as Our ...

Celebrating National Vocation Awareness Week, Nov. 4-10

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Faith leaders vow to fight violence after synagogue killings

PITTSBURGH — Thousands of people gathered outside and inside the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall of the University of Pittsburgh Oct. 28 at an ...

Dressing up for Halloween ‘devotional in spirit,’ says bishop

TULSA, Okla. (CNS) — Halloween is an opportunity for Catholics “to express in every detail of our observance the beauty and depth of the ...

Pope, bishops condemn shooting at synagogue

Julie Asher, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON —The U.S. Catholic bishops stand with “our brothers and sisters of the Jewish ...

Being Citizens Faithful to the Lord

  October 2018 Election Day is November 6. To be the faithful citizens our Lord calls us to be, we must form our consciences through prayer, ...

Joint Statement

Joint Statement from Bishop Michael F. Burbidge (Diocese of Arlington) and Bishop Barry C. Knestout (Diocese of Richmond) in Response to the ...

Pope wants stronger preparation for sacrament of marriage

Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Every heart longs for unconditional love and fidelity, Pope Francis said. ...

Bishop prays with 40 Days for Life participants

More than 40 people gathered to pray the rosary with Bishop Barry C. Knestout in front of a Richmond Planned Parenthood clinic, Tuesday, Oct. 23. ...

Saint Luke Institute honors Bishop Knestout

The Saint Luke Institute of Silver Spring, Md. honored Bishop Barry C. Knestout with the Saint Luke Award during its annual benefit dinner, ...

‘Indivisible’ is film about healing, love

Denis Grasska, Catholic News Service SAN DIEGO — Most people will never know firsthand what it’s like to see their real-life marital struggles ...

Would be first Latin American to be given that honor

Junno Arocho Esteves and Melissa Vida, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Archbishop Jose Luis Escobar Alas of San Salvador asked Pope Francis ...

Sandy Martino leads monthly Bible studies at Henrico jail

Kristen Byrd, Special to The Catholic Virginian Cane in hand, 89-year-old Sandy Martino walks into Henrico County’s Regional West Jail. ...

Report highlights academic standards, learning environment

Kristen Byrd, Special to The Catholic Virginian The Catholic Diocese of Richmond has become the first diocesan school system in the country to ...

Bishop tells lawyers to look to Holy Spirit for inspiration

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian Bishop Barry C. Knestout, celebrating his first Red Mass in the Diocese of Richmond, encouraged ...

More than 2,200 people view relics at 8 parishes

Karen Adams, Special to the Catholic Virginian According to Father Carlos Martins, the saints want to be our friends and all we have to do is ...

Candidates for U.S. Senate

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Florida Church officials seek volunteers, food, supplies, money

Tom Tracy, Catholic News Service MIAMI — The physical impact of Hurricane Michael and the anticipated recovery period for parts of the Florida ...

Fire destroys home for mentally ill

Jennifer Neville, Special to The Catholic Virginian A fire Wednesday, Oct. 10, destroyed a Williamsburg residence the Little Sisters of St. ...

Cardinal: To follow Jesus, embrace the cross

Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston used his episcopal motto — “Hail O ...

Brewers chaplain connects love of priesthood, sports

Maryangela Roman, Catholic News Service MILWAUKEE — Champagne corks popped in the visiting clubhouse Oct. 7 as the Milwaukee Brewers celebrated ...

Pope accepts Cardinal Wuerl’s resignation as archbishop of Washington

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl as archbishop of Washington but did not name a ...

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