Christ Our Hope

Bishops Issue Statement Regarding Supreme Court Marriage Decision

Virginia Bishops Francis X. DiLorenzo and Paul S. Loverde issue statement about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision regarding same sex unions. See statement here in English. See statement here in Spanish.

Pope Francis Releases New Encyclical "Laudato Si"

The encyclical "Laudato Si," which means Praised Be, is released for the world today. This letter from Pope Francis to the people is available here for you to read. Copies of "Laudato Si" may also be purchased from the USCCB here.

Bishop DiLorenzo Announces New Clergy Assignments July 2015

 Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo has announced these new assignments in the Diocese of Richmond.  Please remember these priests in your prayers as they begin their new assignments.

Symposium on "Laudato Si" and Tidewater Environmental Issues

Join Bishop DiLorenzo, Church, Military, Scientific and Community Leaders at Sacred Heart Church in Norfolk to discuss the Pope's encyclical and the environmental issues in the Tidewater region. The symposium will be at 7 PM on August 25th.

Good for the Body. Great for the Soul.

"Celebrate and reverence God's vision of human sexuality." Discover Natural Family Planning. Read more about NFP on our Diocesan website at the Center for Marriage, Family and Life 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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