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March for Life Bus Funding

Is your parish chartering a bus to the March for Life? Apply for subsidy here.

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Catholic Women’s Conference

Early Bird registration extended through November 17!

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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 […]

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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 […]

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.