The bishop, who was installed as Arlington’s fourth bishop Dec. 6
at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More, said there’s often a price to pay when we
refuse to compromise our faith.
Dear friends in the Diocese of Arlington and brothers
and sisters in Christ, more than ever in these unsettling times, we need to
reflect Saint Thomas More’s courageous witness to the faith we profess.
From as far as Raleigh and as near as Arlington, close
to 1,400 people came to witness the installation of Bishop Michael F. Burbidge
Dec. 6 at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington.
The installation of Bishop Michael F. Burbidge as fourth bishop of Arlington will take place Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m.More
The faithful gather for vespers the evening before Bishop
Burbidge is installed. More
Bishop Burbidge is an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan and enjoys catching the games after a busy Sunday. He also enjoyed playing baseball growing up, played tennis in seminary and worked as an umpire until he was ordained a deacon. More
Bishop Burbidge talks about what it was like growing up in a close-knit Irish Catholic family in Philadelphia. He also shares his love of country music, family dinners and working with "soles."More
Bishop Michael F. Burbidge toured the Arlington Diocese Oct. 4-5 following the announcement of his appointment as the fourth bishop of Arlington.More
The new Arlington bishop makes multimedia, print publications and social media a priority. More
When Bishop Michael F. Burbidge arrived in Raleigh in 2006, one
of the first things he realized was that the diocese had outgrown the 300-seat
capacity of Sacred Heart Cathedral. But previous Raleigh Bishop F. Joseph Gossman
had left his successor with a plan to end the diocese’s standing as having the
smallest cathedral in the continental United States. More
Bishop Burbidge leaves a geographically large diocese for one with twice the number of Catholics. More
Get to know the Arlington Diocese's new bishop. More