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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn how the Diocese of Arlington protects children, reports abuse and assists victims of sexual abuse

View our question and answer resource that answers many of the questions parishioners have asked over the past several weeks.

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Public Messages

Statement by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge on Former Archbishop McCarrick in Response to Decree by the Holy See

The dismissal of former Archbishop Theodore McCarrick from the clerical state represents a most appropriate response to the serious accusations against him that were investigated and found to be credible....

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Statement by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge on Black History Month 2019

Each year, during the month of February we celebrate Black History Month as a time to remember the important contributions and achievements of African Americans to our nation's history...

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Diocesan Press Releases

Virginia ERA proponents using new tactics

February, 19, 2019

Proponents of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) are now using procedural efforts to circumvent the House Privileges and Elections subcommittee that voted not to pass the ERA after a full and fair hearing. Please encourage your member to oppose the ERA and any procedural efforts to revive it.



Diocesan Social Coverage

PHOTO ALBUM - Bishop Burbidge celebrates closing Mass for "Mount 2000"

February 10, 2019

On Sunday, Bishop Burbidge was the principal celebrant and homilist at the Mass to close "Mount 2000", a Eucharistic retreat for high school students sponsored by the Mount St. Mary Catholic Seminary and University in Emmitsburg, MD. Over 1,000 people attended the Mass on the MSM campus.

Pope Francis portrait

In the darkest moments of our history, the Lord draws near, opens paths, lifts up discouraged faith, anoints wounded hope, and awakens sleeping charity.