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Bishop Burbidge, U.S. Bishops Conference Respond to Kentucky High School Shooting

The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, and Cardinal DiNardo, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, have issued the following statements regarding today’s shootings at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky.

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USCCB: Pro-Life Chairman Praises House for Passing Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, thanked and praised the House of Representatives for passing the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act today with a bi-partisan vote of 241-183.

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Every child 'a precious gift from God,' Trump tells pro-life rally

CNS News | January 19, 2018

In remarks broadcast to the March for Life from the White House Rose Garden, President Donald Trump said that his administration "will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence, and that is the right to life."


Thousands of teens attend Life is Very Good event

WDVM | January 19, 2018

Bus loads of teens from across the country traveled to Fairfax to take part. the event included music, guest speakers, and a special prayer by Bishop Burbidge.


Bishop Burbidge reflects on building a culture of prayer, life, and devotion in the shadow of the Capitol

The Catholic World Report | January 18, 2018

The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, 60, has served as Bishop of Arlington, Virginia, for just over a year after serving as Bishop of Raleigh, North Carolina, for 10 years. He was born in Philadelphia, and grew up in a Catholic home, the son of a banker; he has an older brother.

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Archbishop Paglia sends message of support to March for Life participants

January, 18th 2018

In a message of support for the March for Life in Washington, a Vatican official praised "the tens of thousands" of participants for their witness to the "value of every human life" and for upholding the dignity of life from conception to natural death. It also was sent to Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops; Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington; and Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of Arlington.

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A joyful soul is like healthy soil in which life can thrive and produce good fruit.