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Statement from Bishop Michael F. Burbidge on the national March for Life 2020

January 23, 2020

By marching through the streets and reminding our elected officials that all life is sacred and should be protected, we live out our Gospel mandate to radiate the Light of Christ in the midst of darkness...

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Diocesan Press Releases

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, Diocese of Arlington, and Parishioners from Across the Diocese Participate in Today’s March for Life

Today, Bishop Michael F. Burbidge is leading a group of Arlington parishioners participating in the March for Life, the largest pro-life event in the world...

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Clergy announcements (January 24, 2020)

The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington, has announced the following clergy appointments...

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Catholic Diocese of Arlington Celebrates Catholic Schools Week

The Catholic Diocese of Arlington is celebrating National Catholic Schools Week, which highlights the role of Catholic schools in providing exceptional instruction rooted in the Catholic Faith....

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USCCB Press Releases

USCCB: Bishop Chairmen Strongly Commend Administration for Action to Enforce Federal Conscience Law

January 24, 2020

USCCB: Supreme Court’s Blaine Amendment Case An Opportunity to End a Shameful Legacy Says U.S. Bishops’ Religious Liberty and Catholic Education Chairmen

January 22, 2020


Arlington Catholic Herald

Chief Operations Officer appointed by Bishop Burbidge

January 15, 2020

Jan. 13, Bishop Michael F. Burbidge announced to clergy, staff and diocesan advisers the appointment of Ward Jones as chief operations officer (COO) for the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, effective Jan. 27. This appointment followed a monthlong search, aided by a search committee...

Latest News Coverage

Thousands of teenagers attend the “Life is Very Good” rally Thursday night in Fairfax at EagleBank arena

WUSA9, January 23, 2020

Does opposing abortion mean you should boycott Starbucks? Some advocates say yes

The Washington Post, January 23, 2020

Diocese of Arlington Bishop to Visit Triangle (for Catholic Schools Week)

Potomac Local, January 23, 2020

“Pro-Life is Pro-Woman”: March for Life Aims to End Abortion, Take Back Feminist History

National Catholic Register, January 20, 2020

How this Catholic School Welcomes Children with Downs Syndrome

National Catholic Register, January 16, 2020

Catholic Charities Preps for 38th Annual Ball

Sun Gazette Papers/Insidenova, January 16, 2020

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Many temptations surround us as we strive to live holy, chaste and pure lives. Ask St. Agnes, a young and heroic Virgin and Martyr, for the help you need to stay strong, vigilant and steadfast so that you may live each day as a temple of the Holy Spirit.