Christ Our Hope

Virginia Bishops on Catholics and political involvement

Bishops Francis DiLorenzo and Paul Loverde dispel falsehoods, urge Catholics to learn issues, be guided by Church teaching and well-formed conscience. English statement here; Spanish here; more resources here.

Letter Regarding Religious Liberty Report

A letter from interfaith leaders to the President, the Senate and the House, addresses concerns regarding the disturbing Civil Liberties Commission report. Read the letter here.  

Bishop DiLorenzo's statement on Catholics in elected office

As election season 2016 continues, Bishop Francis DiLorenzo has issued a statement regarding the responsibility of Catholics in elected office. See the statement here.

Bishop DiLorenzo's statement on Catholic Church teaching regarding marriage

More than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on marriage, and despite recent statements from the campaign trail, the Catholic Church's teaching on marriage remains unchanged and resolute. See Bishop DiLorenzo's statement here.

Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy: Merciful Like the Father

The Church celebrates the Year of Mercy, December 8, 2015 - November 20, 2016!  Bishop DiLorenzo invites all to the Door of Mercy at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond and at the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Norfolk.  See the diocesan website for the Year of Mercy here and the Vatican website for the Year of Mercy here.

Encounter the Joy!

“Encounter the Joy of the Gospel and Set the World Ablaze” is the Diocese of Richmond's five-year pastoral plan for evangelization, anchored in Jesus’ joyful message. It captures the joy of the Gospel re-imagined in two movements: the internal conversion of individuals and parishes and the external proclamation of this Good News to the world.

Living Our Mission

Living Our Mission

The Diocese has embarked on an historic two-year $65 million capital and endowment campaign to raise financial resources to more fully support the mission and ministry of the local Church now and in the future.

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