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Statement from Bishop Michael F. Burbidge regarding the acceptance of the resignation of Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl

I convey my prayerful support to His Eminence and to all the clergy, consecrated religious and lay faithful in the Archdiocese of Washington. May the Holy Spirit continue to lead and guide all in the Archdiocese, especially in this time of transition. I also take this occasion to express my sincere appreciation to Cardinal Wuerl for his longstanding and dedicated service to Our Lord Jesus and his Church...

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USCCB: President of U.S. Bishops Conference and Chairman of USCCB Domestic Justice Committee Issue Statements on Hurricane Michael

Cardinal DiNardo, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and Bishop Dewane, Chair of the of the USCCB's Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, have issued the following statements regarding the devastating impact of Hurricane Michael.

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More than 200 couples to attend Arlington wedding-anniversary celebration this weekend

Fairfax Times | October 12, 2018

Sylvia and Jesus Cota have been married for 50 years. When asked what the secret to a successful marriage is, Sylvia says she followed her mother’s advice. “Respect each other. When you argue, do not use foul language and do not say things at the heat of the moment,” she said. Also, Sylvia says wives should always accept an invitation from their husbands to do things. “My mother would say, if your husband invites you to do something, it is because he wants to be with you and share his life with you. Always say ‘yes’,” she says.

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Arlington Catholic Herald

Bishop Burbidge honors married love with jubilarians

October, 14th 2018

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge spoke the words of newly canonized Pope Saint Paul VI during the Mass for Marriage Jubilarians Oct. 14 at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington. “Married love is meant not only to survive the joys and sorrows of daily life, but also to grow, so that husband and wife become one heart and one soul, and together attain their human fulfillment,” he said to the 222 couples celebrating their 25th or 50th wedding anniversary.

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In a first, Respect Life and Disabilities Awareness Month featured at same Mass

October 7, 2018

Deacons, Bishop Burbidge meet for Mass and fellowship

October 6, 2018

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge encourages seriously ill at retreat

October 6, 2018

Pope Francis portrait

Let us allow the Holy Spirit to clothe us with the weapons of dialogue, understanding, the search for mutual respect and fellowship!