Celebrating 50 Years:
Remember. Rejoice. Renew.

As we prepare to mark our first half-century, the Catholic Diocese of Arlington is embarking on a spiritual and intellectual renewal in the foundational truths of the Catholic Faith. Our anniversary commemoration begins with two preparatory years, crowned by the celebratory golden jubilee year.

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Public Messages

Letter from Bishop Michael F. Burbidge to the parishioners of Saint John Neumann Catholic Church following recent vandalism and arson

July 3, 2022

"I was deeply saddened and concerned when I learned of the shocking vandalism and arson that occurred on your parish campus last weekend."

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Bishop Michael F. Burbidge Statement on Independence Day 2022

July 1, 2022

"This week, reflect on why we have the freedoms that are at the heart of our nation and be thankful for them."

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Bishop Burbidge responds to Supreme Court ruling on abortion

June 24, 2022

"The Supreme Court today has overturned that destructive and profoundly unjust decision and restored to the people the power to enact life-affirming laws in their states and in Congress."

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USCCB Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson

June 24, 2022

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Statement by Bishop Burbidge and Bishop Knestout on State Budget Actions

June 17, 2022

On Wednesday, Governor Youngkin proposed two vitally important budget amendments - one to save lives, and the other to provide a lifeline to students in need.

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Diocesan Press Releases

Catholic Diocese of Arlington to Welcome Its First Dual Language Educational Program to St. Ambrose Catholic School, Annandale

June 29, 2022

Bishop Burbidge appoints Laura Swenson as new Head of School for St. Paul VI Catholic High School

June 14, 2022

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The Eucharist explained

June 29, 2022

The Catechism of the Catholic Church calls the Eucharist “the source and summit of the Christian life.” The Arlington diocese, in preparation for its 50th anniversary, is marking this year with the theme “Remember,” reflecting on the Eucharist and Christ’s words during the Last Supper: “Do this in remembrance of me.”

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9 Bishops Express Opinions on Public Policy Issues

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Jesus healed a paralytic and said: 'Rise and walk.' He says the same thing to us when we are down on life and/or ourselves. Even better, he stretches out his hand to lift us up and extends his grace and mercy. So, rise and walk this day in his loving embrace.