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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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Latest News Coverage

Tithing Goes Digital: Parishes Adapt to Cashless Society

National Catholic Register | October 18, 2018

According to the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, approximately 60 out of 70 parishes have some form of e-giving. More than 50 parishes have opted to use FaithDirect. Robert Mueller, executive director of the office of development, told the Register that approximately 30% of the diocesan offertory comes through e-giving, and many parishes now have 50% of their offerings through e-giving.

Archbishop Óscar Romero and Pope Paul VI Are Made Saints

New York Times | October 15, 2018

Karina Morey and Renee Workman, both 15, had traveled to Rome from Fairfax, Va., to pay homage to their Catholic school’s namesake: Paul VI. The pope’s message still resonated with young people, they said. “It’s progressive and present,” said Ms. Morey. Ms. Workman said, “We look to him to see how we should act like Christians."

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Arlington Catholic Herald

Bishop calls homeschooling families a gift to the Church

October, 20th 2018

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge thanked hundreds of homeschoolers and their parents for the gift that they are to the church during the second annual Mass for Homeschool Families at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Gainesville Oct. 19. In the reception that followed, families had the opportunity to talk with him and to receive his blessing.

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Encuentro delegates share their experiences with Bishop Burbidge

October 16, 2018

Bishop Burbidge honors married love with jubilarians

October 14, 2018

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

Pope Francis portrait

The leaven of Christians is the Holy Spirit that allows us to grow amidst the difficulties of the journey, but always with hope.