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

Bishop Burbidge publishes instruction for the use of the Traditional Latin Mass in the Diocese of Arlington

July 29, 2022

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Clergy Announcement 

July 22, 2022

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Clergy Announcement 

July 8, 2022

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Letter from Bishop Michael F. Burbidge to the parishioners of Saint John Neumann Catholic Church following recent vandalism and arson

July 3, 2022

"I was deeply saddened and concerned when I learned of the shocking vandalism and arson that occurred on your parish campus last weekend."

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Bishop Burbidge responds to Supreme Court ruling on abortion

June 24, 2022

"The Supreme Court today has overturned that destructive and profoundly unjust decision and restored to the people the power to enact life-affirming laws in their states and in Congress."

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Diocesan Press Releases

Catholic Diocese of Arlington to Welcome Its First Dual Language Educational Program to St. Ambrose Catholic School, Annandale

June 29, 2022

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Sharing their charisms: Meet the religious orders that staff 9 parishes in the diocese

August 10, 2022

While most of the 70 parishes in the Arlington diocese are served by diocesan priests, nine are staffed by members of religious orders or institutes, which serve at the invitation of the bishop. Each order brings its own spiritual gifts, or charisms, inspired by its founders.

Latest News Coverage

Catholic Charities in the news: U.S. job openings drop as unemployment stays low, creating uncertainty for some

CBS Morning News, August 5, 2022

9 Bishops Express Opinions on Public Policy Issues

National Catholic Register, April 6, 2022

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Sometimes we go astray, feel lost in life, and head in the wrong direction. At those moments, the Good Shepherd promises to search us out and to bring us back into his fold. Jesus never gives up on us and rejoices when we return to his protection and loving embrace.