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For Latino Couples

There is a new initiative underway to assist Spanish-speaking couples to enrich their relationships. (more…)

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Want a natural way to achieve or avoid pregnancy? Check out our daily blog release starting this Sunday.

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New Marriage Prep Guidelines

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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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Virginia Bishops on Virginia’s Marriage Amendment

Statement by Bishop Paul S. Loverde and Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo On decision striking down Virginia’s marriage amendment Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a District Court’s decision that struck down Virginia’s constitutional marriage amendment. This action reflects a fundamental misunderstanding of the intrinsic nature of marriage and is an [...]

Marriage Preparation Class Schedule

The Center for Marriage, Family, and Life announces a new diocesan marriage preparation program called “Unveiled: A Pre-Cana Program”. The program for couples preparing for marriage in the Catholic Church will be offered in two formats: a one-day Saturday session or a series of three consecutive Thursday evening sessions. In addition, the CMFL has also [...]

Marriage: The Gift of Love and Life

by the Most Rev. Victor Galeone C.S. Lewis once wisely observed: “When everyone is rushing headlong towards the precipice, anyone going in the opposite direction would appear to be mad.”

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.