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Statement by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge regarding actions of the Executive Committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

I am encouraged to see these actions of the Executive Committee and am ready to work with my brother Bishops to find solutions that will protect the faithful, increase our accountability, and also help to restore the trust and confidence of the faithful through our actions and guiding principles.

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Diocesan Press Releases

USCCB: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Administrative Committee Statement on Sex Abuse Scandals; Committee Releases Actions to be Taken Within Its Authority

The Administrative Committee took the following actions within its authority: Approved the establishment of a third-party reporting system that will receive confidentially, by phone and online, complaints of sexual abuse of minors by a bishop and sexual harassment of or sexual misconduct with adults by a bishop and will direct those complaints to the appropriate ecclesiastical authority and, as required by applicable law, to civil authorities...

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Update regarding Gary Nuhn

Updated/Corrected at 4:22pm on Sept 19, 2018: A September 18 version of this notice incorrectly stated that Gary Nuhn was not charged in Virginia. That previous version was also published in the Arlington Catholic Herald Newspaper. A correction is being issued: The Diocese of Arlington would like to make the public aware of an incident of sexual abuse of a minor in the 1983-1984 school year by Gary Nuhn...

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Latest News Coverage

Bishop Ireton Students Earn Outstanding Academic Achievements

Patch | September 20, 2018

The school is proud to recognize 81 Advanced Placement Scholars and a Semifinalist for the National Merit Scholarship

Bishop Ireton High School holds groundbreaking ceremony for new academic wing (Complete News Coverage

WDVM NBC 25, Alexandria Times, Alexandria Gazette | September 20, 2018

The innovative facilities will include an expanded cafeteria, media center and learning commons, stem labs, as well as additional classrooms and collaborative learning spaces, school, officials say.

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Arlington Catholic Herald

Bishop Ireton breaks ground for new wing

September, 18th 2018

Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria broke ground Sept. 18 on its new wing — a 40,000-square-foot building that will include a library, science labs and a cafeteria. Bishop Michael F. Burbidge blessed the site — a lot of cleared earth next to the existing school building.

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Pope Francis portrait

Goodness is loving and never imposes itself. It is a choice.