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

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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Diocesan Press Releases

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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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


Arlington Catholic Herald

Colorado family finds hope in Mary statue largely untouched by wildfire

January 4, 2022

Amid the smoldering ashes of his family's recently remodeled Louisville, Colo., home that was destroyed by a Dec. 30 wildfire, Tom Greany found hope in a symbol of his deep Catholic faith...

Latest News Coverage

MLK Mass This Weekend

ARLnow, January 14, 2022

Bishop of Arlington discusses catechesis to help Catholics approach gender ideology

Rome Reports , December 18, 2021

Basketball is back at Bishop O'Connell

InsideNova , December 10, 2021

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington raises 101,000 pounds of food during Fall Harvest Food Drive

WDVM , December 9, 2021

Arlington Diocese Collects 101,000 Pounds Of Food For Holidays

Patch, December 7, 2021

Welcoming today’s refugees

The Beacon , December 3, 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.