Featured News & Announcements

Latest News Coverage

The Priestly Story Dioceses Tell: Reasons for Optimism in the US

National Catholic Register | April 25, 2018

According to the annual survey by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University, there were 590 men ordained to the priesthood in the United States in 2017 — an increase of 47% over the 401 men who were ordained in 2008.

U.S. bishop prays alongside students outside abortion center

LifeSite News | April 25, 2018

A Bishop with a track record of pro-life leadership prayed the rosary with more than 100 Catholics outside an abortion clinic Saturday. Bishop Michael Burbidge — appointed by Pope Francis to the Diocese of Arlington in October 2016 — was joined in prayer mostly by high school and college students from the northern Virginia area. They prayed outside the Falls Church Healthcare Center abortuary in Falls Church, Virginia.

View all the latest news coverage...

Public Messages

Statement from Bishop Burbidge on Child Abuse Prevention Month

Annually, nearly 700,000 children are neglected or abused in the United States and the number has increased each year since 2010. In Virginia alone, there are more than 6,000 abuse cases every year. The Church and the community must work to do everything possible to end this tragedy...

2018 Mass for Hispanic Vocations 640 480px

Arlington Catholic Herald

Bishop Burbidge encourages Hispanic vocations

April, 23rd 2018

Around 1,000 people filled Christ the Redeemer Church in Sterling for the annual Mass to Pray for Hispanic Vocations April 22. Bishop Michael F. Burbidge was joined at the noon Spanish Mass by other priests, including Atonement Father Francis Eldridge, pastor, and Father Juan A. Puigbó, parochial vicar of All Saints Church in Manassas with special care of St. Gabriel Mission in Manassas Park.

Pope Francis portrait

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