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Register today for the 5th Annual Women’s Conference on November 4, 2017  at the Greater Richmond Convention Center

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Join us on August 8 – 10

A diocesan symposium on pornography and addiction held in Salem, Newport News, and Richmond.

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“Blessed are those who mourn”

Have you lost a child? Join us for a retreat on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Newport News.

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FREE Seminars

Are you a senior preparing for a big life transition? Are you caring for an aging parent? Attend one of these free life planning seminars.

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Marriage Stress?

Retrouvaille has helped tens of thousands of couples at all stages of disillusionment or misery in their marriage. This program can help you too.

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Rachel’s Vineyard

Healing, reconciliation, and forgiveness for women and men who have experienced the trauma of abortion. Find a retreat near you.

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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.




2017 NFP Awareness Week

Natural Family Planning Awareness Week is a national educational campaign. The dates of Natural Family Planning Awareness Week highlight the anniversary of the papal encyclical Humanae Vitae (July 25) which articulates Catholic beliefs about human sexuality, conjugal love and responsible parenthood.  The dates also mark the feast of Saints Joachim and Anne (July 26), the […]

Life Planning Seminar Series

  On December 28, 2016, on the Feast of the Holy Innocents, Bishop DiLorenzo reaffirmed his commitment to a renewed emphasis on Respect Life ministries. As a part of that renewal the Diocese of Richmond is hosting a three-part series intended for anyone who would like to learn more about a number of issues that […]

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October, in addition to being Respect Life Month, is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We have compiled a list of great resources for people to use in order to educate themselves and others about this important issue. Main USCCB page on domestic violence: Click here for a full statement “When I Call forHelp” plus a […]

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.