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    Welcoming the Holy Father

    A column written by The Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde featured in the Arlington Catholic Herald

    In a few short weeks, Pope Francis will land at Joint Base Andrews across the Potomac River and begin his Apostolic Visit to the United States. Given that this will be the first visit of a Pope to the United States since 2008 and that this will be the first time Pope Francis has set foot in this country in his 78 years, there is much about which to be excited. In order to give him a hospitable welcome, many practical preparations are underway: Altars are being built for the Masses he will celebrate; traffic routes are being laid out; and multimedia campaigns are being launched to cover his travels and speeches. However, my dear brothers and sisters, the most important preparation that we can undertake is to ready our hearts to receive his message...


    Race Relations: Educating to End Racism and Build Solidarity

    On September 5, 2015 the Peace and Justice Commission will host a panel discussion at Marymount University in Arlington.

    Race for Seminarians

    Run the Marine Corps Marathon/10k and support vocations in the Diocese of Arlington! A kick off event will be held on September 9 at St. Charles Borromeo. 

    Why Marriage (Still) Matters Videos Now Available

    On August 8, 2015 the Diocese of Arlington hosted a workshop at St. Joseph Church in Herndon. The workshop, with an audience of over 300, was addressed by Bishop Paul S. Loverde and Dr. W. Bradford Wilcox, Director of the National Marriage Project and Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia.