Within the Diocese of Arlington, both my predecessor Bishop Keating and I have given our priests the ability to forgive the sin of abortion.
Permit me to begin with a true story, which took place in a country store in northern New York State.
The following homily was given by Bishop Paul S. Loverde at the Annual Mass with the Legion of Mary on the Anniversary of the Death of Servant of God Frank Duff, at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More in Arlington. More
The following homily was given by Bishop Paul S. Loverde at the
Abbatial Blessing of Abbot Joseph Wittstock, OCSO, at Our Lady of the Holy
Cross Abbey in Berryville.More
The following homily was given by Bishop Paul S. Loverde
Oct. 23, Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time and the Diocesan RALLY at Bishop
O’Connell High School in Arlington. More
The following homily was given by Bishop Paul S. Loverde Oct. 5, the Optional Memorial of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, C.Ss.R., at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington.More
I hope that many of you have already joined me in prayerfully reflecting on the recently published Virginia Catholic Conference (VCC) voter guide describing the positions of the presidential candidates on issues that are so important to us as faithful and engaged citizens. More
The following homily was given by Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde at Mass on the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time and Respect Life Sunday and the Annual Mass for Peoples with Disabilities at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More in Arlington.More
The following homily was given by Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde at
the Mass for Peace and Justice Commission Annual Conference at Good Shepherd
Catholic Church in Alexandria. More
It both baffles and saddens me to think that what used to be taken for granted as obviously and unquestionably true is now not only questioned, but sometimes even ridiculed as either “old fashioned,” or worse, even bigoted.More
How do you and I picture God? What is our image of God? This is a very basic and crucial question. Why? Because the way we picture God - our image of Him - very much determines how we relate to Him, and to one another.More
In recent days, our diocesan church has been experiencing a
time of promise and hope. Several recent events lead to this
happy conclusion. This past Saturday, June 7, I was
privileged to ordain three new priests: Father Edward R.
Horkan, Father Joel D. Jaffe and Father Mark Mullaney.
Fathers Horkan and Jaffe completed their program of priestly
formation at the Pontifical North American College in Rome,
and Father Mullaney completed his at St. Charles Borromeo
Seminary in Wynnewwod, Pa., adjacent to Philadelphia. These
new priests will begin their new assignments on June 25, at
the following parishes: Holy Spirit in Annandale (Father
Horkan), Blessed Sacrament in Alexandria (Father Jaffe) and
St. Theresa in Ashburn (Father Mullaney). More