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Clergy Appointment

Friday, December 14, 2018

The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington, announces the following clergy appointment, effective December 17, 2018...

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Diocese of Arlington priest, serving in Purcellville, placed on leave

Friday, December 7, 2018

December 14, 2018 Update: The Diocese of Arlington has received the news that Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office will not press criminal charges against Father Escalante. Having received this news, the Diocese will conduct an investigation of matters that pertain to its Code of Conduct for Clergy and report its findings in a timely way...

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Visiting Priest Named Bishop of Kaya, Burkina Faso, West Africa

Friday, December 7, 2018

Pope Francis has named and appointed Reverend Théophile Naré, a priest currently serving as parochial vicar at St. John the Evangelist in Warrenton, as the Bishop of Kaya in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Bishop Michael Burbidge issued the following statement...

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Arlington Catholic Herald

Thousands honor Our Lady of Guadalupe in Woodbridge

December 13, 2018

Walking into Our Lady of Angels Church in Woodbridge, one felt transported in time. The scent of roses permeated the air, with enough roses to rival the Rose Parade in Pasadena surrounding large images of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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Loving God means serving our neighbour without reserve, and trying to forgive without limits.