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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Featured News and Announcements

Public Messages

Clergy Appointments

May 17, 2022

Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington, has announced clergy appointments effective on Thursday, June 30, 2022, except where noted differently.

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Statement by Bishop Burbidge and Bishop Knestout on U.S. Senate's Second Rejection of Extreme Abortion Bill

May 11, 2022

"We thank all the faithful in our two dioceses whose advocacy and daily actions show Christ's life-affirming care, concern & compassion for the most vulnerable in our communities..."

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Statement by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge ahead of Dobbs v. Jackson Ruling

May 11, 2022

"As our nation awaits the landmark ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, we are reminded of the Catholic Church's teaching on the profound value and dignity of every human life, which begins at conception..."

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Clergy Announcement

May 9, 2022

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Inclusive employment at Catholic schools

May 17, 2022

A collaboration between the Mason LIFE Program at George Mason in Fairfax, Porto Charities, a local nonprofit that serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and diocesan Catholic schools led to a pilot internship program for LIFE students.

Latest News Coverage

9 Bishops Express Opinions on Public Policy Issues

National Catholic Register, April 6, 2022

The COVID Lockdown: 2 Years Later

EWTN News In Depth, March 18, 2022

Virginia students win cheerleading championship

FOX5, April 1, 2022

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Jesus says: 'Love one another as I love you.' Focus on the words 'as I love you.' The Lord’s love is a pure gift, and one without conditions. His love is divine and infinite. It is kind, patient, and merciful. Rejoice today in the love the Lord has 'for you!'