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

Advent as Joyful Remembrance by Most Rev. Michael F. Burbidge

November 28, 2021

If you walked into a retail store even as early as November 1, you may well have thought that Christmas had already begun! Yet in our Catholic tradition we take time before Christmas to prepare our hearts and minds, so that we may celebrate it more fully and fruitfully...

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Homily for Solemn Vespers by Most Rev. Michael F. Burbidge

November 21, 2021

As we gather today at Vespers on the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, we see our beloved diocese so well-represented. Some were born here; some moved here because of their occupation; some came to this area to join family; and some were...

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Diocesan Press Releases

The Cathedral of St. Thomas More’s Annual “Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols” Concert Celebration Takes Place this Sunday, December 5

December 2, 2021

Prayer and Readings Led by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge; Bishop Emeritus Paul S. Loverde; the Very Rev. Patrick L. Posey, Rector; Cathedral of St. Thomas More Clergy and Staff...

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USCCB Press Releases

USCCB: U.S. Bishops’ Domestic Anti-Poverty Program Supported by the Upcoming Catholic Campaign for Human Development Collection

November 18, 2021

U.S. Bishops Approve Action Items on Their Agenda at the Fall General Assembly

November 17, 2021


Arlington Catholic Herald

Mother of Light volunteers deliver a Thanksgiving feast

November 23, 2021

The community pitched in to provide a Thanksgiving feast to 400 families — clients of the Mother of Light Center in Alexandria, said coordinator Maria Calacan-Mcglond. The day before Thanksgiving, families will receive a box of dry goods and a whole chicken and about half of the clients also will receive a box of produce...

Latest News Coverage

Restoring a sense of awe for the Eucharist in a non-believing age

Aleteia , November 30, 2021

Why My Church Grew During the Pandemic, Our priests had no intention of limiting access to the Lord

Wall Street Journal/Opinion , November 25, 2021

Bishop Burbidge Highlights Adoption During National Adoption Month,

EWTN News Nightly , November 24, 2021

A home away from home: Culpeper's Precious Blood Catholic Church celebrates 75 years

Culpeper Star-Exponent , November 13, 2021

Bishop Burbidge Statement on Veterans Day, Religion News

Culpeper Star-Exponent , November 11, 2021

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Jesus assures us that the faith of a mustard seed has the power to uproot evil; to show forth miracles; and to transform our lives and the world in which we live. Thus, the request of the Apostles should be our daily prayer: “Lord, increase our faith!”