Pope in Washington, DC

Limited tickets allocated to our diocese to attend this Mass. To enter the lottery click below to learn more.

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Catholic Women’s Conference

Saturday, November 21, 2015 in Richmond. Registration is open!

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World Meeting of Families

Pilgrimage to Philadelphia to see the Pope!

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WWME weekends

Refresh Your Marriage

Marriage Encounter weekends are available this summer and fall. Come refresh and renew your marriage.

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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.


Tickets available to the Papal Mass in Washington, DC

The Diocese of Richmond has been allocated a limited number of tickets to the Papal Mass and canonization of Blessed Junipero Serra to be celebrated on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. Tickets will be made available through a lottery drawing open to any parishioner within […]

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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 […]

Bishops’ Joint Statement on Supreme Court Marriage Decision

Statement by Bishop Paul S. Loverde and Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo on Supreme Court Marriage Decision Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution requires states to issue marriage licenses to two persons of the same sex, and requires a state to recognize as marriage the union of two people […]

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.