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Bicentennial publication highlights people who formed diocese

The 391 pages of “Shine Like Stars,” the Diocese of Richmond’s bicentennial coffee table book, have been in the making for 200 years. It goes ...

Livestreaming, new ways of using social media keep parishioners connected

Brian T. Olszewski, Janna Reynolds, The Catholic Virginian “Necessity is the mother of invention.” – Plato For parishes in the Diocese of ...

Translation of the Apostolic Brief founding the Diocese of Richmond

To Our Beloved Son Patrick Kelly, Priest of the Diocese of Ossory in Ireland, elected as the New Bishop of Richmond                          Pope ...

Bishop updates bicentennial plans

For more than 18 months leading up to 2020, the Diocese of Richmond had big plans for the commemoration of its bicentennial. It still does, but ...

Exercising precautions, parishes will welcome congregations May 23-24

Editor’s Note: On May 14, 2020, local leaders of the City of Richmond and the County of Accomack requested a two-week delay to enter Phase ...

Bishop cautions about email scams

Bishop Barry C. Knestout is asking members of the Diocese of Richmond to be aware of emails from scammers who are impersonating him. The emails ...

Staff reductions made at Pastoral Center

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian The financial impact of COVID-19 was felt by employees of the Diocese of Richmond on Friday, March 27, ...

Mission activity touches parishes, diocese, world

Deacon Bob Griffin, Special to The Catholic Virginian   I have the privilege of sharing with you a report on the activities of the Office of ...

Bishop: ‘Brutal ferocity of political winds’ can impact pro-life measures

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian   As rain fell and winds blew outside the Richmond Convention Center, inside Bishop Barry C. ...

Diocesan commemoration begins Jan. 18 in Norfolk

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian   For more than 18 months, Father Anthony E. Marques, rector of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart ...

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 ...

Calls members’ input ‘important, valuable’

In welcoming members of the Catholic community serving on the reconstituted Diocesan Pastoral Council to their first meeting, Saturday, Aug. 17, ...

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.  ...

22 educators honored for excellence

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian During an evening celebrating and recognizing the best in Catholic education, Bishop Barry C. Knestout ...

“We rejoice in a special way today”

The 2019 Easter Vigil in pictures and quotes from The Most Rev. Bishop Barry C. Knestout’s homily for the evening.  “We rejoice in a ...

Healing Begins

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian Fulfilling a promise he made in his Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 pastoral letter, “From Tragedy to Hope,” ...

Diocese releases clergy names associated with sexual abuse crisis

Today, Wednesday, Feb. 13, Bishop Barry C. Knestout released the names of 42 clergy who have served in the Catholic Diocese of Richmond and ...

Entries sought for bicentennial hymn, logo

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian In preparation for its bicentennial in 2020, the Diocese of Richmond is sponsoring two competitions — ...

Joint Statement

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

Initiatives, resources increased enrollment

Mary Howell, Special to The Catholic Virginian According to data compiled by the National Catholic Educational Association, between 1961 and ...

‘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. ...

­­Bishop praises work being done in diocese

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Bishop Knestout marks his first Holy Week in diocese

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian During the final week of March, Bishop Barry C. Knestout experienced his first Holy Week as bishop of ...

‘Building communities means everything’

This is Our Story Molly Pyle, Special to the Catholic Virginian Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of articles offering readers ...

More than 2,100 attend annual events

Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian There were three lines — one for Starbucks in the downtown Marriot, two for the sacrament of ...

Priests, parishioners are ‘story of accomplishment’

This is Our Story – Molly Pyle, Special to the Catholic Virginian Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles offering ...

In Celebration of Catholic Schools Week

We asked Catholic schools in the Richmond Diocese to submit photos of how they celebrated a week dedicated to them. From Open Houses to Spirit ...

Celebrating Catholic Schools Week

The Office of Catholic Schools presents a special section each year in the Catholic Virginian celebrating Catholic Schools Week, January 28 ...

Reflects universality of Catholic Church

Father Anthony Marques, Special to The Catholic Virginian On Jan. 12, for the 13th time in its nearly 200-year history, the Diocese of Richmond ...

‘Journey of hope’ begins

Bishop Barry C. Knestout named 13th bishop of Richmond Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian Referencing Advent and its emphasis on hope, ...

Office for Black Catholics welcomes cardinal’s words

Leaders hope local application will be made Brian T. Olszewski, The Catholic Virginian While Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl was writing to ...

Office of Social Ministry focuses on core mission during diocesan transition

Diana Sims Snider, Special to The Catholic Virginian Since last spring, the Office of Social Ministry (OSM) has undergone changes in staffing and ...

Welcoming our New Catholic School Administrators and Principals

Kelly Lazzara is a proud product of Catholic education from elementary school, to high school, and even into college. She received a BA in ...

Youth Worker Appreciation awards given to those who serve youth throughout diocese

Angela Pometto, Special to The Catholic Virginian Throughout the month of March, Masses of Thanksgiving and dinners were held at five locations ...

Bishop DiLorenzo speaks about Louisiana and Minnesota shootings

Richmond, VA – Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo issued the following statement: “Today, I would like to express my deep sorrow and sadness ...

Diocese creates expanded Office of Communications

Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo is pleased to announce the creation of an expanded Office of Communications for the Diocese of Richmond.  This ...

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