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...

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Featured News and Announcements

Diocesan Press Releases

Catholic Schools Week

January 27, 2022

Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Arlington Celebrate National Catholic Schools Week: Sunday, January 27 - Saturday, February 5...

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March for Life 2022

January 20, 2022

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge to Join Christendom College in Leading the 49th Annual March for Life Tomorrow, Friday, January 21...

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Clergy announcement, January 4, 2022

January 4, 2021

Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington, has announced the following clergy appointments, effective January 4...

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Public Messages

Day of Prayer for Peace called for over Ukraine-Russia tension

January 24, 2022

On Sunday, January 23, in response to growing tensions along the Russia-Ukraine border, Pope Francis has called for a “day of prayer for peace” to take place on Wednesday, January 26. Bishop Burbidge has asked all priests in the Diocese to pray for peace during weekday Masses this Wednesday...

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Statement by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, Catholic Diocese of Arlington, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 17, 2022

January 17, 2022

Dr. King courageously championed the inherent God-given dignity of all persons, particularly those subjected to racism and bigotry. In persevering in this fight, Dr. King often publicly called upon God to help us chart a better path forward...

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Celebration of the Mass in the Extraordinary Form in the Diocese of Arlington

January 5, 2021

In light of the motu proprio as clarified by the Responsa (issued by the Congregation for Divine Worship on December 18, 2021), Bishop Burbidge issued initial guidance to pastors and is consulting with the pastors of the 21 parishes in the Diocese which celebrate Mass in the Extraordinary Form...

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USCCB Press Releases

U.S. Bishops' Migration Chairman Addresses Future of Immigration Reform

December 21, 2021

U.S. Bishops’ Pro-Life Chairman Denounces FDA Decision on Chemical Abortion Pill

December 16, 2021

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Perhaps we think we must earn God’s love or achieve it. Yet, St John tells us God has “first loved us.” Spend your time and energy today rejoicing in God’s love for you. It is a pure and unconditional gift! Once you embrace it, your struggles and frustrations will be alleviated.