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USCCB: President of U.S. Bishops' Conference Announces Effort That Will Involve Laity, Experts, and the Vatican stating, “Let me ask you to hold us to all of these resolutions,” as U.S. Bishops’ Offer Firm Resolve to Address “Moral Catastrophe”

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has issued the following statement after a series of meetings with members of the USCCB’s Executive Committee and other bishops. The following statement includes three goals and three principles, along with initial steps of a plan that will involve laity, experts, and the Vatican. A more developed plan will be presented to the full body of bishops at their general assembly meeting in Baltimore in November.

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Statement regarding Diocese of Harrisburg priest accused of sexual abuse

In reviewing information recently published by the Diocese of Harrisburg, Pa., regarding clergy and seminarians of that diocese who had been the subject of allegations of sexual abuse of children, the Diocese of Arlington has learned that one of the priests named – Father Anthony J. McGinley – worked as a professor and chaplain at Marymount University in Arlington from

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WJLA Spotlight on Education: Students gather more than 10,000 pounds of corn for the needy.

WJLA ABC 7 | August 14, 2018

After a few simple instructions, 77 young people went to work on two Virginia farms picking corn for the poor. Fourteen-year-old Andrew Burns told ABC7 News, "Every corn we put into our backpack I was just thinking, this is going to someone who needs it."

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Arlington Catholic Herald

Bishop Burbidge celebrates Feast of the Assumption

August, 15th 2018

Reflecting on the recent revelations and events within our church, Bishop Burbidge encouraged all during his homily to pray the holy rosary daily, seeking the help and protection of Our Blessed Mother to accompany, sustain, and strengthen us in our fight against evil forces.

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Evil tries to convince us that death is the end of everything. But the Risen Christ reveals a new dimension of eternal life!