Given by Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde for the “Together in the Heart of Christ” celebration Nov. 2 at Falls Church Marriott Fairview Park.
I am profoundly grateful, more than I can put adequately into words. I heard so many beautiful things this evening, and I am very grateful for those heartfelt expressions. I kept thinking, “I wonder if there is someone else here named Paul Loverde! Who is he?” And yet it would be ungracious of me not to accept them and to acknowledge the progress that has taken place in these 16 years here. We have done it together, in Christ, and from that power that comes from the overflowing love of His heart. Indeed there has been much progress, much achievement, but as I said, we have done it together. No bishop can do things by himself. Impossible. And all the more impossible for me. So yes, in Christ’s name, we have done it: yes, with my leadership, yes with the collaboration of all of you.
Special Issue Marks 50th
the bishop celebrates his 50th anniversary as a priest, the Herald looks back
on his years of ministry.
Tribute to Our Shepherd
the month of November, the Diocese of Arlington marked Bishop Paul Loverde’s 50th
Anniversary of priestly ministry with a tribute dinner, Mass of Thanksgiving
and special issue of the Arlington Catholic Herald. more...
Bishop Loverde honored by the National Catholic Education Association as a 2015 Seton Award Honoree
Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde, Bishop of the Diocese of Arlington has dedicated himself and steered the diocese to focus on education, charity and addressing the multicultural needs of our area. Bishop Loverde considers his responsibility to the diocese to be his “duty and calling by God to encourage and teach the Faith to those who need it, with the gentle patience that each of God's children may need.”
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