Statement of Bishop Paul S. Loverde on the death of Father Dominic Irace 2016-09-08
The Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde, Bishop of Arlington, has released the following statement today concerning the passing of Father Dominic Irace. ... read more
Pornography discussion at local high school 2016-09-08
On Friday, September 9, 2016, a nationally recognized speaker Matt Fradd, author and founder of The Porn Effect, will present "Porn: 7 Myths Exposed" to the entire student body at Bishop O'Connell High School in Arlington. ... read more
Statement of Bishop Paul Loverde on the Canonization of Mother Teresa 2016-09-02
The Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde, Bishop of Arlington, released the following statement: "Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who was canonized as a saint September 4, 2016, is a model for us, identifying with the poor, and seeing Christ in every needy person regardless of their state, nationality, religion or physical condition." ... read more
Free school supplies for dozens of children 2016-08-25
"When I saw so many families with school-age children without school resources, I knew I had to do something," says Ruth Guillen, Emergency Assistance Case Coordinator for the CCDA. ... read more
First Korean-American Catholic Vocational Conference in Virginia 2016-08-18
The Catholic Diocese of Arlington has an estimated 10,000 registered Korean-American Catholics - the highest concentration in the country, according to the Korean American Priests Association. And, while many have embraced American culture and society, they also yearn for the cultural traditions they left behind. One such tradition is the annual celebration in Korea called Come and You Will See - and for the first time in Virginia, Korean Catholics will celebrate it on August 20. ... read more
Arlington Teens Travel to Poland to see Pope Francis 2016-07-18
At this very moment more than 150 teenagers and young adults from the Catholic Diocese of Arlington are packing their suitcases and backpacks for World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland. ... read more
Statement of Bishop Paul Loverde on Dallas Shootings 2016-07-11
The Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde, Bishop of Arlington, released the following statement today in regard to the Dallas Shootings: ... read more
Father William F. Davis, former School Superintendent of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, dies at 82 2016-07-07
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Oblate of St. Francis de Sales Fr. William F. Davis died July 4, 2016 at Annecy Hall at the De Sales Centre in Childs, Maryland, where he had been cared for during his six month struggle with pancreatic cancer. ... read more
Arlington Bishop Appoints Director of Media Relations 2016-06-30
Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde has announced the appointment of Angela Pellerano as Director of Media Relations, effective June 20th.  A bilingual Cuban-American with extensive experience in many facets of broadcast journalism, Angela will serve the needs of media within the diocese in her role as diocesan spokesperson.    ... read more
Workcamp Teen Batiendo Récords en el Servicio a los Más Desfavorecidos : ¿Cuál es su motivación? 2016-06-22
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA - Más de 850 jóvenes de toda la Diócesis Católica de Arlington servirá a los más desfavorecidos en seis condados del centro de Virginia durante WorkCamp 25 de junio al julio 1. ... read more
Teen Workcamp to Break Records in Service to the Underprivileged: What is their motivation? 2016-06-22
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – More than 850 teens from throughout the Catholic Diocese of Arlington will serve the underprivileged in six central Virginia counties during WorkCamp June 25 to July 1. ... read more
Clergy Appointments 2016 2016-06-10
The Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde, Bishop of Arlington, has announced the following clergy appointments effective on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, except where noted differently . ... read more
Pastor Placed on Administrative Leave 2016-05-28
Pastor Placed on Administrative LeaveRev. Kevin J. Downey, O.F.M., a priest of the Franciscan Friars of the Holy Name Province, has been placed on administrative leave pending investigation of an allegation of sexual misconduct involving a male minor in 1990 in another state.  The investigation is in its early phases, and no final determination has yet been made regarding the allegation.  ... read more
Over a Dozen Parishes to Hold Corpus Christi Processions this Sunday 2016-05-27
This Sunday, over a dozen parishes in the Catholic Diocese of Arlington will honor the Eucharist on the Feast of Corpus Christi with a Eucharistic procession. During this procession, a priest or deacon, will display the Eucharist in a gold vessel called a monstrance and lead the faithful in prayer as they process around the parish church and, at times, through the surrounding neighborhood. ... read more
Arlington Bishop Appoints New Diocesan Superintendent of Schools 2016-05-03
Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde announced today the appointment of Jennifer Bigelow to Superintendent of Schools for the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, effective July 5th. ... read more
Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School Principal to Lead New High School in Arizona 2016-03-22
Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde announced today that Sr. Mary Jordan Hoover, O.P., founding principal of John Paul the Great Catholic High School in Dumfries, Va., will conclude her duties to become the first principal of St. John Paul II Catholic High School in Avondale, Arizona."Sister Mary Jordan is a trailblazer," said Bishop Loverde ... read more
Statement of Bishop Loverde on the Death of Justice Antonin Scalia 2016-02-14
(ARLINGTON, VA) The Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde, Bishop of Arlington, released the following statement today:  "The sudden and unexpected death of a person we know always catches us off guard. This is all the more so when that person, so suddenly and unexpectedly taken from our midst, is a man so deeply rooted in his faith, so brilliant in the law and in jurisprudence, so clear and precise in his judicial statements, so wholly committed to his family, so engaging with colleagues and friends, often with great humor. ... read more
Job Fair for Teachers Seeks to Build the Community of Faith, Knowledge, and Service in Catholic Schools 2016-02-05
Teachers who are ready to help students strive to meet high standards are invited to meet with the principals of the Diocese of Arlington Catholic Schools on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at Paul VI High School at the annual Teacher Job Fair. ... read more
Statement from Bishop Paul S. Loverde Dispensing Catholics from Sunday Mass Obligation for 1-24-2016 2016-01-21
Due to the impending storm which is predicted to be severe, and bearing in mind that Governor Terry McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency in the Commonwealth of Virginia, all Catholics in the Diocese of Arlington are dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday, January 24, 2016 ... read more
More Than 14,000 Persons to Gather in Fairfax to Celebrate Life 2016-01-06
More than 14,000 persons from across the country will join the Diocese of Arlington in celebrating life at the eighth annual “Life is VERY Good” Evening of Prayer and Morning Rally on January 21-22, 2016. ... read more