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

Three priests will begin new assignments in the Diocese of Richmond. Two priests will leave the Diocese. You can read the announcement from Bishop DiLorenzo here. Please pray for these priests as they serve in their new assignments.

Fortnight for Freedom 2015

The Bishops of the United States invite the faithful to celebrate the Fortnight for Freedom from June 21 to July 4, 2015. The theme of this year’s Fortnight will be freedom to bear witness to the truth of the Gospel. These will be days for prayer, education and action for Religious Freedom - See more here.

Bishops call for shift in death penalty debate

Virginia Bishops Francis X. DiLorenzo and Paul S. Loverde are asking Catholics to help build a culture of life that respects the sanctity of all, including the "unlovable" lives. See the statement in English here and Spanish 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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