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Bishops in US emphasize importance of life, Church teaching in voting guidances

As election day looms, Catholic bishops throughout the country are issuing pastoral guidance on how Catholics should think about their... Read more

Virginia Governor, Ralph Northam speaking in front of Alexandria City Hall, March 2019.

Virginia bishops condemn Good Friday signing of abortion bill

Virginia’s Catholic bishops lamented a decision by the state’s governor to sign abortion legislation passed in the Virginia legislature earlier... Read more

Crowds at the 2020 March for Life.

Virginia bishops join second annual state March for Life

Bishop Michael Burbidge opened the rally with a prayer, and thanked the members of the state’s Senate and House of... Read more

Bishop Barry Knestout. Photo Courtesy of Archdiocese of Washington

Catholic parish will not host Episcopalian consecration

The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia will no longer hold an episcopal consecration and ordination at a Catholic parish in... Read more

Bishop Barry Knestout. Photo Courtesy of Archdiocese of Washington

‘An act of charity’: Virginia bishop defends parish hosting Episcopalian consecration

Bishop Barry Knestout of the Diocese of Richmond has issued a statement responding to concerns that a local parish church... Read more

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Virginia Catholic Conference: 'Public accountability' important in death penalty cases

The Virginia Catholic Conference has spoken in support of a lawsuit demanding that the public be able to view the entirety... Read more

Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington, VA.

Virginia bishops speak out over 'appalling' Senate abortion vote

Virginia’s two bishops issued a joint statement saying they were “dismayed and outraged” that the state’s two senators voted against... Read more

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Virginia bishops ‘distraught’ at abortion bill, governor’s comments

Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington and Bishop Barry C. Knestout of the Diocese of Richmond issued statements... Read more

Virginia State Capitol building in Richmond, Virginia.

Virginia dioceses pledge to cooperate with attorney general

In a statement released last Wednesday and repeated at Masses over the weekend, Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Diocese of... Read more