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Statement from Bishop Michael Burbidge on National Migration Week

January 5, 2020

This week, as it has for almost half a century, the Catholic Church in the United States observes National Migration Week. This observance allows us to reflect on the circumstances confronting migrants around the world, including immigrants, refugees...

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Diocesan Press Releases

MEDIA ADVISORY - Youth Pro-Life “Life is VERY Good” Event to Draw More Than 8,000 Teens from Across the Country

More than 8,000 teenagers are expected to take a stand for life on Thursday, January 23, 2020, the night before the annual March for Life, the largest pro-life gathering in the world...

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MEDIA ADVISORY - Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington to Host 38th Annual Ball

The event is the largest annual fundraiser for Catholic Charities, providing a significant portion of the resources needed to support 21 programs serving those in need throughout the 21 counties and seven cities of the Diocese...

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USCCB Press Releases

USCCB: U.S. Bishops’ Migration Committee Chair Welcomes Court Injunction that Halts Implementation of Executive Order on Refugee Resettlement

January 17, 2020

USCCB: U.S. Bishops’ Religious Liberty Chairman Offers Reflection on Religious Freedom Day

January 15, 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

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

Bishop Recognizes the Contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Importance of Diversity and Unity

WDVM, January 12, 2020

Catholic Diocese of Arlington to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Potomac Local, January 8, 2020

Father Paul Scalia, Pastor, St. James Catholic Church, highlights the Christmas season and the importance of faith in society

WMAL, December 24, 2019

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Upon witnessing the healing love of Jesus and his rebuking of unclean spirits, the crowd was “amazed.” We too would be “amazed” if we reflected upon the goodness, love and gifts the Lord has bestowed upon us. Live today in the spirit of “wonder and awe!"