Celebrating 50 Years:
Remember. Rejoice. Renew.

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

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Featured News and Announcements

Public Messages

Bishop Burbidge issues statement on the impact of Hurricane Ian 

September 30, 2022

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Bishop Burbidge’s Statement for Respect Life Month 2022 

September 29, 2022

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Statement by Bishop Michael Burbidge on National Migration Week 2022

September 2022

"As we reflect on the difficult, often heart-breaking circumstances confronting so many migrants-including refugees, immigrants, and victims and survivors of human trafficking-may we continue to welcome them to our diocese and include them among our prayers..."

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Bishop Burbidge publishes instruction for the use of the Traditional Latin Mass in the Diocese of Arlington

July 29, 2022

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Diocesan Press Releases

Father Terry Specht found not guilty of sexual abuse of a minor

October 5, 2022

Statement regarding Fr. Robert Buchmeier of the Archdiocese of Washington

October 4, 2022

Saint Agnes Catholic School Awarded National Blue Ribbon School Designation

September 16, 2022

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Arlington Catholic Herald

Arlington man ordained a deacon in St. Peter’s Basilica

September 29, 2022

Catholic News Service: Elder A. Maldonado Zavala of the Arlington diocese was among 23 men ordained to the transitional diaconate Sept. 29 in St. Peter’s Basilica. Deacon Maldonado is expected to be ordained to the priesthood in the Arlington diocese next year. Photo: Paul Haring, CNS.

Latest News Coverage

With heating costs expected to spike, charities anticipate more people needing help

WTOP News, September 26, 2022

Young Afghan refugees adjust to new norms - especially for girls

The74, September 11, 2022

On 9/11 anniversary, faith leaders nationwide offer prayers, comfort and hope for our country

Fox News, September 11, 2022

Students head back to Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Arlington

7News, September 2, 2022

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Jesus assures us there is no such thing as an unanswered prayer. The answer may not be what we expect or desire, but the response comes always from a loving God who knows what we truly need. So, continue to ask, seek, and knock with profound trust and confidence.