Within the Diocese of Arlington, both my predecessor Bishop Keating and I have given our priests the ability to forgive the sin of abortion.
No matter who is elected president, as faithful Catholics and engaged citizens we must awake on November 9 committed to vigilance and reconciliation.
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
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
Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde will publish a six-part series on conscience formation for Catholics prior to the November presidential election. More
We who are Catholics “of a certain age” identify the hymn “Whatsoever You Do” with a reminder of how we encounter Jesus in those who are poor and needy in our midst.More
On Sunday, September 18, 2016, the Church in the United States celebrates Catechetical Sunday, a day especially set aside in order for all of us as a diocesan family to give thanks to God for the faithful service and witness of the nearly 5,000 volunteer catechists who hand on the saving message of the Gospel to over 40,000 children and young people enrolled in our parish religious education programs.More
Following is the first in a six-part series by Arlington
Bishop Paul S. Loverde on forming our consciences as
Catholics prior to the November presidential election.
Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde issued the following
Reprinted with permission from
First Things, 4/26/16.More
MARCH 27, 2016
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus,
The Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde, Bishop of Arlington,
released the following statement today: