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Bishop Burbidge Celebrates Palm Sunday Mass in Arlington

On Sunday, March 25, 2018, the Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, will celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More in Arlington. Mass begins at 11:15 a.m


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Bishop, Chamber chief to be speakers for Marymount commencements

Inside Nova | March 23, 2018

Michael Burbidge, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arlington, will be the speaker at Marymount University’s undergraduate commencement, slated for May 20 at D.A.R. Constitution Hall.

Pat Troy Dies at 76

Alexandria News | March 23, 2018

Pat Troy, a business and civic leader in Alexandria for nearly 50 years, died on March 22...Troy’s faith was a vital part of his life. He was a member of the St. Mary’s Old Town Parish (now, the Basilica of Saint Mary) and made significant contributions to the life of the parish and the school.

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Bishop Keating remembered on the 20th anniversary of his death

March, 22nd 2018

“The anniversary of Bishop Keating’s death is a powerful reminder of the lesson that is at the heart of this Lenten season: we are dust and unto dust we shall return,” said Bishop Burbidge during the homily. “In other words, our lives here on earth are merely a journey leading us to a destination for which we all long: life with God in the Kingdom of Heaven.”

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As we listen to the aspirations of young people, may we catch a glimpse of the world that lies ahead, and of the roads the Church is called to travel. #Synod2018