NEWS AND ISSUES

 
Statement by Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo and Bishop Michael F. Burbidge on the Death Penalty in Virginia 2017-01-18
Our Creator -- who made us out of love for love -- has dominion over all life. As children of this loving, merciful God we are led to a profound respect for every human life, from its very beginning until its natural end. ... read more
Message from Bishop Burbidge on the National Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017-01-13
The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington, released the following message today on the National Week Prayer for Christian Unity. ... read more
Message from Bishop Burbidge on the Celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2017-01-12
As we celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 16, we remember his legacy as it continues to inspire and challenge us to reject racism in all its forms and to build a culture in which the innate dignity of every man, woman, and child is respected. ... read more
Bishop's Letter to Congregation at Colgan's funeral 2017-01-10
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,With true sadness but with firm hope, I join you in offering prayers today for Senator Chuck Colgan who died on January 3, 2017. ... read more
A Message from Bishop Burbidge on National Migration Week (Jan. 8-14) 2017-01-06
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,In their joint statement marking National Migration Week (Jan. 8-14), USCCB President Cardinal Daniel DiNardo and Vice-President Archbishop José H. Gomez offer a poignant and timely invitation to reflect, with gratitude, on the innumerable ways immigrants and refugees have contributed to our Church and our country.   ... read more
Arlington Bishop on the Death of Senator Colgan 2017-01-04
The Most Rev. Michael F. Burbidge issued the following statement on the death of Senator Charles J. Colgan:   ... read more
Filipino community celebrates 500-year Christmas tradition 2016-12-15
Each year, the Filipino community in the Diocese of Arlington participates in "Simbang Gabi," a long-treasured Philippine tradition where worshippers attend Mass for nine consecutive days in preparation for the birth of Jesus Christ. ... read more
Bishop Burbidge addresses Latino Catholics 2016-12-12
The Most Rev. Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington, shared the following statement at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More on Sunday, December 11, 2016:  ... read more
Bishop Burbidge Announces Clergy Appointments 2016-12-12
Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington, has announced the following clergy appointments, for a term of one year, which were effective on December 7, 2016 ... read more
Installation Mass Homily of Bishop Michael F. Burbidge 2016-12-07
The following is the printed version of the homily; the video version of the homily is online at youtube.com/arlingtondiocese ... read more
Catholic Diocese of Arlington Welcomes New Bishop 2016-12-06
Today Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, 59, formally assumed leadership of the Diocese of Arlington, home to over 600,000 Catholics.  The fourth Bishop of Arlington, Bishop Burbidge succeeds Bishop Paul S. Loverde, 76, who led the Diocese since 1999.   ... read more
Arlington Diocese celebrates Black Catholic History Month with the theme: Getting Married and Staying Married 2016-11-17
A Day of Reflection to celebrate Black Catholic History Month in the Catholic Diocese of Arlington will be held this Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Vienna, Virginia.  The theme for this year's diocesan event is:  "Getting Married and Staying Married," which was selected by the National Black Catholic Congress. ... read more
New Bishop of Arlington to be Installed December 6 2016-11-15
Nearly eight weeks after being named the fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Arlington by Pope Francis, the Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, 59, will take possession of the Diocese at a Mass of Installation. ... read more
Closing of ‘Holy Door’ monumental for Catholics 2016-11-10
Sunday, November 13, 2016, the Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde, Bishop of the Diocese of Arlington will close the Holy Door at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More during Mass. ... read more
Announcement from the Missionaries of the Precious Blood 2016-10-15
Missionaries of the Precious BloodCincinnati Province  Press Release - October 15, 2016 ... read more
More than 250 couples celebrate their 25th and 50th wedding anniversary 2016-10-14
ARLINGTON, Va.  - Approximately 259 couples will attend the annual Marriage Jubilee Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More this Sunday, October 16, 2016 with Bishop Paul S. Loverde. The couples attending are celebrating their 25th or 50th wedding anniversary, and were married in either 1966 or 1991. ... read more
New bishop to celebrate Mass for the first time in Arlington 2016-10-05
Just one day after Pope Francis appointed Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, age 59, to serve as the new bishop of Arlington, he will celebrate Mass tomorrow together with his predecessor, Bishop Paul Loverde. ... read more
El Papa Francisco nombra nuevo Obispo de Arlington 2016-10-04
ARLINGTON, VA. - El Papa Francisco designó hoy a Monseñor Michael F. Burbidge, de 59 años de edad, como cuarto obispo de la Diócesis de Arlington. Hasta la fecha, fue Obispo de la Diócesis de Raleigh. Sucede en el cargo a Monseñor Paul S. Loverde, de 76 años, quien ha dirigido la Diócesis desde 1999. ... read more
Pope Francis Appoints New Bishop of Arlington 2016-10-03
ARLINGTON, Va.  - Pope Francis today appointed Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, 59, to serve as the fourth Bishop of Arlington. Until today, he was serving as Bishop of the Diocese of Raleigh.  He succeeds Bishop Paul S. Loverde, 76, who has led the Diocese since 1999. ... read more
Statement of Bishop Paul S. Loverde on the death of Father Dominic Irace 2016-09-08
The Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde, Bishop of Arlington, has released the following statement today concerning the passing of Father Dominic Irace. ... read more
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