Celebrating 50 Years:
Remember. Rejoice. Renew.

As we prepare to mark our first half-century since we were established, the Catholic Diocese of Arlington is embarking on a spiritual and intellectual renewal in the foundational truths of the Catholic Faith. Our anniversary commemoration will begin with two preparatory years, crowned by the celebratory golden jubilee year...

Letter from Bishop Burbidge on Golden Jubilee Anniversary

Featured News and Announcements

Public Messages

Advent as Joyful Remembrance by Most Rev. Michael F. Burbidge

November 28, 2021

If you walked into a retail store even as early as November 1, you may well have thought that Christmas had already begun! Yet in our Catholic tradition we take time before Christmas to prepare our hearts and minds, so that we may celebrate it more fully and fruitfully...

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Homily for Solemn Vespers by Most Rev. Michael F. Burbidge

November 21, 2021

As we gather today at Vespers on the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, we see our beloved diocese so well-represented. Some were born here; some moved here because of their occupation; some came to this area to join family; and some were...

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Diocesan Press Releases

Clergy announcement, December 6

December 6, 2021

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

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USCCB Press Releases

USCCB: U.S. Bishops’ Domestic Anti-Poverty Program Supported by the Upcoming Catholic Campaign for Human Development Collection

November 18, 2021

U.S. Bishops Approve Action Items on Their Agenda at the Fall General Assembly

November 17, 2021


Arlington Catholic Herald

Pro-lifers rally at the Supreme Court for Mississippi abortion case

December 2, 2021

After morning Mass Dec. 1, some parishioners headed from St. James Church in Falls Church to a nearby abortion clinic to protest prayerfully. Others, including Carol Nyce and Mary Marlowe, headed to the U.S. Supreme Court...

Latest News Coverage

Arlington Diocese Collects 101,000 Pounds Of Food For Holidays

Patch, December 7, 2021

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington Hosts Food Drive to Secure 100,000 Pounds of Food

Our Sunday Visitor , November 30, 2021

Restoring a sense of awe for the Eucharist in a non-believing age

Aleteia , November 30, 2021

Why My Church Grew During the Pandemic, Our priests had no intention of limiting access to the Lord

Wall Street Journal/Opinion , November 25, 2021

Bishop Burbidge Highlights Adoption During National Adoption Month,

EWTN News Nightly , November 24, 2021

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Jesus assures us that the faith of a mustard seed has the power to uproot evil; to show forth miracles; and to transform our lives and the world in which we live. Thus, the request of the Apostles should be our daily prayer: “Lord, increase our faith!”