by Matt Hadro Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Dec 11, 2020 / 02:00 pm MT (CNA).- After Virginia’s governor appeared to suggest that church attendance is immaterial to the act of worship, one theologian says that Catholics see worship differently. On Thursday, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) asked religious leaders to consider
CNA Staff, Oct 6, 2020 / 09:30 am MT (CNA).- Former vice president Joe Biden, the Democratic Party’s nominee for president, repeated his pledge to codify a right to abortion into federal law should the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision be overturned by the Supreme Court. Speaking at an outdoor
CNA Staff, Oct 4, 2020 / 03:06 am MT (CNA).- Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington, Virginia, has formed an advisory council on racism, the diocese announced this week. The Bishop’s Advisory Council on Racism includes 14 members – both clergy and lay people – who will serve for three years.
CNA Staff, Sep 20, 2020 / 04:12 pm MT (CNA).- In a pastoral letter this past week, Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington, Virginia said the coronavirus pandemic has prompted advances in sharing the Gospel message digitally, leading the Church to a “21st century Pentecost moment.” “God is with us. This
CNA Staff, Jul 21, 2020 / 04:52 pm MT (CNA).- Bishop Barry Knestout of Richmond, Virginia celebrated the 200th anniversary of the diocese with a call to reflect on grace in moments of hardship. “For our bicentennial, we ask God to grace us with a new birth, a new springtime
by Adelaide Mena Richmond, Va., Jul 4, 2020 / 03:41 am MT (CNA).- An immigrant parish, burnt down, with only the crucifix remaining. A parish rebuilt, transformed and a key part in giving back to the community. In a sense, one parish’s story of struggle, pressure and rebirth is metaphor
By Matt Hadro Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 12, 2020 / 01:00 pm MT (CNA).- As Virginia’s governor halted the reopening of several northern counties on Tuesday, the Diocese of Arlington said that Bishop Michael Burbidge is monitoring the situation and would be responding to changes in the diocese as they
CNA Staff, May 4, 2020 / 10:00 am MT (CNA).- The Justice Department (DOJ) is backing a small community church suing Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, arguing that the state cannot single out churches for public health restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic. Lighthouse Fellowship Church on Virginia’s Eastern Shore filed suit