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August 31, 2015, Volume 90, Issue 22

Don’t ’dumb down’ Christ’s message, Bp.-Elect Barron says

graphic: Jamestown historical marker Bishop-Elect Robert E. Barron, the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and creator and host of the award-winning documentary “Catholicism” outlined several recommendations as to how to evangelize when he addressed nearly 2,000 people at Bethel Church in Hampton Aug. 14 as part of the Bishop Keane Institute Lecture Series.

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Black Catholics to hold reunion for O.L. of Victory

Although the former Our Lady of Victory (OLV) Catholic School and church have been closed for decades, the alumni group is planning a reunion.

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Star of the Sea celebrates 100th birthday

As past and present parishioners of Star of the Sea Church in Virginia Beach gathered to celebrate its 100th anniversary on Aug. 15, they learned of its rich history.

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Parents gather with their sons and the Bishop

Bishop DiLorenzo and Father Boehling, Vicar for Vocations, invited parents of seminarians of the Diocese of Richmond for Mass and a luncheon at the Pastoral Center in Richmond.

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Believe as You Pray by Deacon Christopher Colville 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
in light of faith by barbara hughes
Editing Life


Two Richmond parishes in partnership

Anyone who is familiar with Richmond knows that St. Bridget’s Catholic Church is located in an affluent West End neighborhood while Holy Rosary Catholic Church is located in the economically challenged East End.

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Suffolk parish finds hope as new pastor is installed

The installation of Father Emmanuel Mensah as the pastor of St. Mary of the Presentation Parish in Suffolk Aug. 16 by Bishop Francis X. DiLorenso provided both healing and hope to parishioners, they said.

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Baptism — No longer just a dream

The migrant camp on Virginia’s Eastern Shore looked decidedly different.

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Pope plans visit to prison inmates in Philadelphia

When Pope Francis makes a stop at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia in September as part of his U.S. visit, it may seem like part of the pope’s usual routine.

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Disabilities ministry now part of Family, Life Center

The Diocese’s ministry to persons with disabilities, which was raised to a new level of awareness within the Diocese when Nita Grignol became the first director of the office, now will be coordinated by the diocesan Center for Marriage, Family, and Life.

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Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Salem

La Asunción de María

Boy Scout controversy





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