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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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Organic, Natural, Non-Toxic

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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Save the date!

We are gearing up for our annual Catholic Women’s Conference on Saturday, November 8, 2014. See you there!

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Save the Date!

This year we welcome keynote speaker Greg Willits for the 3rd Annual Catholic Men’s Conference on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

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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.


Celebrating the Richness of Church Teaching

by Janet E. Smith The Church’s teaching on contraception is not just a doctrine that states what not to do. Many people would benefit from knowing that it is a doctrine that explains how extraordinarily important is the act of having children. One reason that modern culture has trouble understanding the truth of Humanae Vitae [...]

My Slogan: “Practice Saved Sex!”

By Fletcher Doyle I am a journalist and a convert. That sounds like an oxymoron. Two years after joining the Catholic Church, my wife and I began practicing Natural Family Planning (NFP). I found that the chastity required to get through the periods of abstinence caused profound changes in me. I stopped daydreaming of swimsuit [...]

Responsible Parents Are Open to Life

by Most Rev. J. Peter Sartain In an often-quoted and often-misunderstood section of the letter to the Ephesians, St. Paul begins a passage about wives and husbands with these words: Be subordinate to one another out of reverence for Christ. (Eph 5:21ff) In the late fourth century, St. John Chrysostom suggested that young husbands should [...]

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.