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Teens Cut Their Summer Vacation Short- to Fix Homes

More than 800 teenagers from the Catholic Diocese of Arlington will make home repairs for needy families in 9 central and northern Virginia counties. This labor of love is called WorkCamp 2017.

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CNS Top Story: New priests follow many paths to answering call to serve God's people

Catholic News Service | June 20, 2017
Recently ordained priest, Father Steven Oetjen, speaks about what lead him to the priesthood.  

Va. mass remembers shooting at congressional ballgame practice with special prayers

WTOP | June 19, 2017
A mass Sunday night at St. Mary Catholic Church in Alexandria included special prayers with the shooting victims from last week's congressional baseball practice attack in mind.

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Catholic Herald Fortnight for Freedom Opening Mass 2017

Arlington Catholic Herald

Bishop Burbidge at Fortnight for Freedom Mass: Be God’s loyal servants

June, 23rd 2017

“As God’s loyal servants, we should never compromise our beliefs and convictions within our workplaces, communities and homes,” said Arlington Bishop Michael F. Burbidge during the opening Mass for the Fortnight for Freedom.

Pope Francis portrait

Jesus was broken; he is broken for us. This is the Eucharist. And he asks us to give ourselves, to break ourselves, as it were, for others.