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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
A Statement from Bishop Paul S. Loverde on the Approval of a Second Miracle Attributed to Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcultta 2015-12-18
The Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde shared the following statement on the Vatican's approval of a second miracle attributed to Blessed Mother Teresa:  ... read more
Superintendent of Schools Announces June Retirement 2015-12-14
Diocesan Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Sister Bernadette McManigal, B.V.M., has announced that she will retire at the end of the current academic year after eight years of service to the Diocese. ... read more
Bishop Loverde to Open Holy Door at Newly Renovated Saint Thomas More Cathedral 2015-12-08
Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde will open the Holy Door for the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy at Saint Thomas More Cathedral on December 13, 2015, at the 11:00 a.m. Mass. ... read more
Diocese Acquires Property for Saint Katherine Drexel Mission 2015-12-07
The Diocese of Arlington has purchased property in Haymarket (Prince William County) that will be the site of a future church for Saint Katherine Drexel mission. ... read more
Diocese of Arlington Identifies Two Partnerships for Relocation of Paul VI High School 2015-10-20
The Diocese of Arlington will partner with premier architectural and development firms as it proceeds with the relocation of Paul VI Catholic High School (PVI) to its new campus in South Riding, Virginia. ... read more
Clergy Appointments October 2015 2015-10-06
The Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde, Bishop of Arlington, has announced the following clergy appointments, which unless otherwise noted, are effective on October 6, 2015: ... read more
Statement of Bishop Paul S. Loverde on the Death of Father Leo Zonneveld, C.I.C.M. 2015-09-22
On Saturday, September 19, Father Leo Zonneveld was called home by the Lord. ... read more
Northern Virginia Catholics Prepare for Pope Francis' Apostolic Journey to the United States 2015-09-09
The Office of Youth Ministry will take more than 600 teens from parishes throughout the diocese to Philadelphia for the Festival of Families and the Papal Mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway from September 25-27. ... read more
Statement of Bishop Paul S. Loverde on the Transfer of Reverend Mark S. Mealey, O.S.F.S. 2015-09-09
On October 1, 2015, Reverend Mark S. Mealey, O.S.F.S. will begin a new assignment at the service of his international community, requested by the Superior General of the Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales. ... read more
Statement of Bishop Loverde Regarding Forgiveness of the Sin of Abortion 2015-09-03
With all of the Catholic faithful, I welcome Pope Francis’ message of mercy, which has been a consistent theme of his pontificate since its outset, and to which he will draw heightened attention during the upcoming Jubilee Year of Mercy. ... read more
Statement of Bishop Paul S. Loverde on the Death of Cardinal William Wakefield Baum 2015-07-27
The clergy, men and women living the consecrated life and the lay faithful join me in offering to His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl and to all who form the Archdiocesan Church of Washington the support of our fervent prayer and heartfelt sympathy on the death of Cardinal William Wakefield Baum, the third Archbishop of Washington. ... read more
Statement by Bishop Paul S. Loverde and Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo on Supreme Court Marriage Decision 2015-06-26
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution requires states to issue marriage licenses to two persons of the same sex, and requires a state to recognize as marriage the union of two people of the same sex when it was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-state. ... read more
More than 800 Arlington Teens to Trade Week of Summer Vacation for Service 2015-06-10
At a time when Millennials make up the largest group of self-identified “nones” – those who are religiously unaffiliated – more than 800 teens in the Catholic Diocese of Arlington will give up a week of their summer to rebuild their neighbors’ homes and to grow in their faith at the 29th annual Diocesan WorkCamp, which takes place from June 20-26. ... read more
Clergy Appointments June 2015 2015-06-06
The Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde, Bishop of Arlington, has announced the following clergy appointments effective on Thursday, June 25, 2015, except where noted differently. ... read more
Diocese of Arlington Announces Move of Paul VI High School to New Campus 2015-06-03
The Diocese of Arlington announced today that it will proceed with the relocation of Paul VI Catholic High School (PVI) from its current 18-acre campus in Fairfax City to a 68-acre property 12 miles west in South Riding, Virginia. ... read more
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