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Diocesan Press Releases

Clergy Announcements (July 1, 2019)

Monday, July 1, 2019

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

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Public Messages

Diocese responds to death of construction worker at high school site

Yesterday, the Diocese of Arlington was informed that a construction worker passed away from injuries sustained following an accident at the construction site for the new Paul VI Catholic High School campus....

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Bishop Burbidge welcomes new universal norms issued by Pope Francis

With gratitude, I welcome Pope Francis’ Motu Proprio, Vos estis lux mundi (“You are the light of the world”), which demonstrates the pastoral concern of the entire Catholic Church for victims of sexual abuse and their families...

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USCCB Press Releases

U.S. Bishops’ President and Committee Chairman Say Horrific Death of Father and Daughter at Border and Appalling Conditions for Children are Cries that Reach Heaven Itself

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

This unspeakable consequence of a failed immigration system, together with growing reports of inhumane conditions for children in the custody of the federal government at the border, shock the conscience and demand immediate action...

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USCCB: U.S. Bishops’ Vote in Favor of Moving Forward on Third-Party System for Reporting Abuse Allegations Against Bishops

Thursday, June 13, 2019


Arlington Catholic Herald

Middle schoolers harvest corn for needy during faith-filled ‘boot camp’

July 17, 2019

Their day began and ended with mandatory push-ups and sit-ups. It was boot camp, after all — Boot Camp for Aspiring Saints. But instead of navigating obstacle courses, the more than 100 middle schoolers from Holy Spirit Church in Annandale explored new places and learned about their faith throughout the weeklong camp...

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Bishop urges newly confirmed to follow Christ, no matter the cost

Arlington Catholic Herald | June 10, 2019

On the Solemnity of Pentecost — the birthday of the church — Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop Emeritus Paul S. Loverde and a standing-room only crowd at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington welcomed more than 190 newly confirmed Catholics from throughout the diocese into the church.

Pope Francis portrait

Faith is a gift that keeps alive a profound and beautiful certainty: that we are God’s beloved children.