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Statement from the Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of the Diocese of Arlington, on the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018

From January 18-25, the Catholic Church joins other Christian Churches for the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. We do so inspired by Our Lord, who prayed to His Heavenly Father that those who believe in Him “may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you" (John 17:21).

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Diocesan Press Releases

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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USCCB: Chairmen Applaud New HHS Initiatives on Conscience and Religious Freedom

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, chair of the USCCB’s Committee for Religious Liberty, issued a joint statement in response to the creation of a new Division on Conscience and Religious Freedom within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights and other related administrative actions

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Arlington Catholic Herald

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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