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Are annulments null?

No, but Pope Francis has issued an apostolic decree to streamline the annulment process.

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Catholic Women’s Conference

Saturday, November 21, 2015 in Richmond. Registration is open!

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40 Days for Life

Pray for the unborn and for their mothers and fathers this fall. Find a 40 Days for Life campaign near you.

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WWME weekends

Refresh Your Marriage

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

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Catholic Men’s Conference

Come hear Mark Hart, Fr. Dan Beeman and more! $45 general admission. Register by January 1!

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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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What does it mean that Pope Francis has amended the annulment process?

In anticipation of the Year of Mercy, which begins December 8, 2015, Pope Francis issued a pair of Apostolic Letters motu proprio (“on his own impulse”) to reform some sections of canon law that govern the annulments in order that the canonical process can be simplified. The Apostolic Letters were published today in Latin and […]

40 Days for Life near you

40 Days for Life kicks off this campaign on September 23, 2015 and ends on November 1, 2015. Join countless others in this worldwide movement to protect mothers and babies. Recognizing that “with God, all things are possible,” several cities within our Diocesan community are joining with hundreds of other cities for this fall’s global 40 Days […]

Tickets available to the Papal Mass in Washington, DC

The Diocese of Richmond has been allocated a limited number of tickets to the Papal Mass and canonization of Blessed Junipero Serra to be celebrated on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. Tickets will be made available through a lottery drawing open to any parishioner within […]

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.