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Diocesan Press Releases

An overview of Bishop Burbidge’s continued response to the sexual abuse crisis

As many are aware, the Diocese of Arlington has been actively working to address many of the compelling questions that have arisen following the allegations related to Archbishop Theodore McCarrick and the revelations of sexual abuse and negligence that emerged from the Pennsylvania grand jury report. Using numerous platforms, Bishop Burbidge has addressed these issues on many occasions ...

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USCCB: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Administrative Committee Statement on Sex Abuse Scandals; Committee Releases Actions to be Taken Within Its Authority

The Administrative Committee took the following actions within its authority: Approved the establishment of a third-party reporting system that will receive confidentially, by phone and online, complaints of sexual abuse of minors by a bishop and sexual harassment of or sexual misconduct with adults by a bishop and will direct those complaints to the appropriate ecclesiastical authority and, as required by applicable law, to civil authorities...

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Public Messages

Statement by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge regarding actions of the Administrative Committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

I am encouraged to see these actions of the Administrative Committee and am ready to work with my brother Bishops to find solutions that will protect the faithful, increase our accountability, and also help to restore the trust and confidence of the faithful through our actions and guiding principles.

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Latest News Coverage

Bishop Ireton Students Earn Outstanding Academic Achievements

Patch | September 20, 2018

The school is proud to recognize 81 Advanced Placement Scholars and a Semifinalist for the National Merit Scholarship

Bishop Ireton High School holds groundbreaking ceremony for new academic wing (Complete News Coverage

WDVM NBC 25, Alexandria Times, Alexandria Gazette | September 20, 2018

The innovative facilities will include an expanded cafeteria, media center and learning commons, stem labs, as well as additional classrooms and collaborative learning spaces, school, officials say.

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Arlington Catholic Herald

Bishop Ireton breaks ground for new wing

September, 18th 2018

Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria broke ground Sept. 18 on its new wing — a 40,000-square-foot building that will include a library, science labs and a cafeteria. Bishop Michael F. Burbidge blessed the site — a lot of cleared earth next to the existing school building.

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Panel discussion considers immigration from the local, national levels

September 13, 2018

New altar completes remodeled St. Stephen the Martyr Church in Middleburg

September 10, 2018

Bishop Burbidge celebrates Mass for all victims of sexual abuse

August 26, 2018

Pope Francis portrait

If you want to reach the heart of God, take the way of mercy, and allow yourself to be treated with mercy.