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Year of Mercy

Celebrate the Year of Mercy with Pope Francis and Catholics around the world from December 8, 2015 – November 20, 2016

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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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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.



40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life kicks off this campaign on Ash Wednesday, February 10, 2016 and ends on Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016. 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 […]

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Respect Life Month

The Diocese of Richmond celebrates Respect Life month in January each year. During this month, parishes across the diocese are encouraged to celebrate and highlight the Catholic worldview that all life is sacred and that every person has dignity that comes from none less than God. Each year the USCCB provides several resources available for pastors […]

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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 […]

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.