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Statement from the Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of the Diocese of Arlington, on March for Life 2018

I look forward to seeing many of our youth at the EagleBank Arena in Fairfax for our diocese’s Life Is VERY Good Evening of Prayer (January 18, 7:30 p.m.) and Rally and Mass (January 19, 9 a.m.). The annual March for Life rally begins on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., at noon on January 19.

Read the full statement in English and Spanish

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St. Mary Catholic church in Alexandria named a Basilica (Complete News Coverage)

Associated Press, Washington Post, WTOP, WJLA, WDVM, NBC4, WUSA 9, WTTG Fox 5, News 8, Alexandria Times, Alexandria News,EWTN, and more.... | January 14-17,2018

D.C.region to get its second Catholic basilica. Vatican names St. Mary in Alexandria, the oldest Catholic church in the Commonwealth, the 84th basilica in the United States.

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St. Francis in Triangle ACH

Arlington Catholic Herald

Saint Francis House helps out in Triangle

January, 11th 2018

When Barbara Libeau needed help in 1992, a friend recommended the newly opened St. Francis House in Dumfries, just a block from her apartment. Over the years, the volunteers there have stuck with her through loss and illness.

Pope Francis portrait

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