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NFP Awareness Week

Check out the NFP resources at the USCCB this week.

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Redefining Marriage

Read the Virginia Catholic Bishops’ statement on the Supreme Court Marriage Decision

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World Meeting of Families

Pilgrimage to Philadelphia to see the Pope!

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Refresh Your Marriage

Marriage Encounter weekends are available this summer and fall. Come refresh and renew your marriage.

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Welcome to the Center for Marriage, Family, and Life

Center for Marriage, Family & Life

In July 2012 the Catholic Diocese of Richmond launched this initiative to provide support for both clergy and the lay faithful through a “center” approach rather than a diocesan office. The hope of the Bishop is that this structure becomes more than an office – it becomes a “center for excellence” in Marriage, Family, and Life for our Diocese.

Through a “center” approach the combined wisdom of various subject matter experts will be coupled with infrastructure relationships and processes that already exist within the Diocesan Pastoral Center structure.


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Panel Discussion re: Pope’s New Encyclical

Join Bishop DiLorenzo, Church, Military, Scientific & Community Leaders in Norfolk to talk about “Laudato Si’ and looming environmental issues Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’, has captured the world’s attention by focusing on the intertwined relationship between human and environmental ecology, and calling us to take action to confront threats to our common home and […]

Bishops’ Joint Statement on Supreme Court Marriage Decision

Statement by Bishop Paul S. Loverde and Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo on Supreme Court Marriage Decision Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution requires states to issue marriage licenses to two persons of the same sex, and requires a state to recognize as marriage the union of two people […]

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Virginia Bishops Issue Pastoral Statement on Death Penalty

Bishops’ Statement on Death Penalty Debate in Virginia To build a culture of life we must respect the sanctity of even “unlovable” lives Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo and Bishop Paul S. Loverde issued the following statement (republished here from the Virginia Catholic Conference): Read this statement in Spanish This year, through the advocacy of the […]

A Message from Bishop DiLorenzo

Welcome to this new initiative in our diocese! Marriage is the center of Catholic family life and the vocation through which most people live out their baptismal commitment.