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Arlington Diocese celebrates Black Catholic History Month with the theme: Getting Married and Staying Married 2016-11-17
A Day of Reflection to celebrate Black Catholic History Month in the Catholic Diocese of Arlington will be held this Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Vienna, Virginia.  The theme for this year's diocesan event is:  "Getting Married and Staying Married," which was selected by the National Black Catholic Congress. ... read more
New Bishop of Arlington to be Installed December 6 2016-11-15
Nearly eight weeks after being named the fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Arlington by Pope Francis, the Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, 59, will take possession of the Diocese at a Mass of Installation. ... read more
Closing of ‘Holy Door’ monumental for Catholics 2016-11-10
Sunday, November 13, 2016, the Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde, Bishop of the Diocese of Arlington will close the Holy Door at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More during Mass. ... read more
Announcement from the Missionaries of the Precious Blood 2016-10-15
Missionaries of the Precious BloodCincinnati Province  Press Release - October 15, 2016 ... read more
More than 250 couples celebrate their 25th and 50th wedding anniversary 2016-10-14
ARLINGTON, Va.  - Approximately 259 couples will attend the annual Marriage Jubilee Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More this Sunday, October 16, 2016 with Bishop Paul S. Loverde. The couples attending are celebrating their 25th or 50th wedding anniversary, and were married in either 1966 or 1991. ... read more
New bishop to celebrate Mass for the first time in Arlington 2016-10-05
Just one day after Pope Francis appointed Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, age 59, to serve as the new bishop of Arlington, he will celebrate Mass tomorrow together with his predecessor, Bishop Paul Loverde. ... read more
El Papa Francisco nombra nuevo Obispo de Arlington 2016-10-04
ARLINGTON, VA. - El Papa Francisco designó hoy a Monseñor Michael F. Burbidge, de 59 años de edad, como cuarto obispo de la Diócesis de Arlington. Hasta la fecha, fue Obispo de la Diócesis de Raleigh. Sucede en el cargo a Monseñor Paul S. Loverde, de 76 años, quien ha dirigido la Diócesis desde 1999. ... read more
Pope Francis Appoints New Bishop of Arlington 2016-10-03
ARLINGTON, Va.  - Pope Francis today appointed Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, 59, to serve as the fourth Bishop of Arlington. Until today, he was serving as Bishop of the Diocese of Raleigh.  He succeeds Bishop Paul S. Loverde, 76, who has led the Diocese since 1999. ... read more
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
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