Bishop Michael Burbidge

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Crowds at the 2020 March for Life.

Virginia bishops join second annual state March for Life

Feb 13, 2020

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

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge accepting the offertory gifts at the Mass for Persons with Disabilities, Sept. 29. 

Catholics with special needs ‘show us the face of Christ,’ says Burbidge

Oct 1, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Catholics with special needs are a central part of “who we are and what we do” as a community, Bishop... Read more

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

Sep 24, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

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

Cardinal Timothy Dolan attends Columbus Day parade in New York City.

US bishops mark 9/11 with prayers

Sep 11, 2019

On the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, Catholic leaders in the United States has spoken in honor of... Read more

Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington, VA.

Virginia bishops speak out over 'appalling' Senate abortion vote

Feb 27, 2019

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

State Capital Building, Richmond Va.

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

Jan 31, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

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

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 2017.

Indulgence available for participants in National Prayer Vigil for Life

Jan 14, 2019

The Holy See has granted that a plenary indulgence may be obtained by those who participate in the National Prayer... Read more

Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington, VA.

Catholics in Tennessee, Virginia pray as their bishops face surgery

Nov 27, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington, VA, is recovering after a scheduled surgery for prostate cancer on Nov. 27. Bishop Richard... Read more

Virginia State Capitol building in Richmond, Virginia.

Virginia dioceses pledge to cooperate with attorney general

Oct 29, 2018

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