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Arlington Bishop Appoints Chief Communications Officer

The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of the Diocese of Arlington, announced today the appointment of Mr. Billy Atwell as Chief Communications Officer, effective August 1, 2017. As Chief Communications Officer, Mr. Atwell will report directly to the Office of the Bishop, serve as the diocesan spokesperson, and directly oversee the Office of Communications, the Arlington Catholic Herald, media relations, publications, and digital and social media.

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Virginia Outreach Program Tries to Prevent Children From Joining Gangs

NBC 4 | May 23, 2017
Father Ramon Dominguez, a priest with the Catholic Diocese of Arlington and a Catholic Youth Apostle, works with the Don Bosco Center in Manassas trying to prevent Hispanic kids from joining gangs by giving them a place where they can study, play and hang out after school.

Saint James Catholic Church celebrates 125 years

WUSA 9, NBC 4, WTTG Fox 5, Falls Church News Press | May 22, 2017
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St. Lawrence Parish celebrates golden anniversary

May, 22nd 2017

Msgr. Mahler was the homilist for the parish’s golden anniversary Mass May 20, which was celebrated by Arlington Bishop Michael F. Burbidge.

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I am deeply saddened to learn of the injury and tragic loss of life caused by the barbaric attack in Manchester, and I expresses my heartfelt solidarity with all those affected by this senseless act of violence.