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U.S. Bishops’ Migration Chairman Urges Administration to Keep Families Together

Most Reverend Joe S. Vásquez, Bishop of Austin and Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Migration, issued the following statement saying, in part, “Forcibly separating children from their mothers and fathers is ineffective to the goals of deterrence and safety and contrary to our Catholic values. Family unity is a cornerstone of our American immigration system and a foundational element of Catholic teaching. ‘Children are a gift from the Lord, the fruit of the womb, a reward.’ (Psalm 127:3) Children are not instruments of deterrence but a blessing from God....

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Why the World Health Organization says Minecraft could ruin your mind

Catholic News Agency | June 19, 2018

This week, the World Health Organization added “gaming disorder” to its list of International Classification of Diseases, drawing praise from one mental health expert, Dr. Michael Horne, Director of clinical services for the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, who applauded the crucial first step in addressing a mounting epidemic.

Marymount welcomes incoming president to campus

Inside Nova | June 19, 2018

Having spent most of her professional career in the sometimes steamy confines of South Florida, the incoming president of Marymount University probably was right at home during a welcome reception held on the hazy, hot and humid early evening of June 18.

Bishop Burbidge and Fairfax County Schools (Complete News Coverage)

EWTN News Nightly, NBC 4 Washington, The Blaze, Guadalupe Radio Network, and more | June 14-18, 2018

Fr. Thomas Ferguson, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia for the Diocese of Arlington talks about the disturbing recommendations being made to the curriculum at Fairfax County Schools regarding family and sex education. Bishop Burbidge wrote a Letter to the Editor condemning the proposed changes. Unfortunately, later in the week, the Fairfax County School Board voted in favor of the changes.

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Arlington Catholic Herald

Catholic Herald wins 31 awards in national competition

June, 18th 2018

The Arlington Catholic Herald had another great year in the Catholic Press Association’s Catholic Media Awards competition, this year June 15 in Green Bay, Wis.

Pope Francis portrait

No one is so poor they cannot give what they have, but first and foremost, who they are.