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"Habemus papam!” I can still hear the cheering from the crowd which eagerly awaited the emergence of the newly elected pope in St. Peter’s Square. On June 21, 1963, I was a seminarian in Rome … more
Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde and Richmond Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo issued the following statement on the Supreme Court's refusal to hear the appeal of Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ruling: It … more
On October 4th, Catholics around the world will celebrate the feast day of one of the most beloved saints in our tradition — St. Francis of Assisi — who is known for many things, not the least of … more
How would we react if God said to each one of us: “the way to become truly happy — and holy — is to be a beggar”? Surely, our first reaction would be: “Did I hear correctly? That sounds so … more
In the past two weeks, our Catholic school students returned to class, and the Islamic State continued to persecute Christians in the Middle East. Are you wondering why I mention these two events … more
By now I hope that you have heard about something called Risk Jesus, perhaps on a poster at your church, an announcement in your parish bulletin, or an ad right here in the Herald. Did the name … more
Do I turn to Mary frequently through praying the Rosary? This is a question I put to readers in the study guide of my pastoral letter Go Forth with Hearts on Fire. It reflects my firm belief that … more
The Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde, Bishop of Arlington and spiritual leader of Northern Virginia's nearly half million Catholics, made the following statement today on the U.S. Supreme Court’s … more
Freedom to Serve is the theme for the third annual “Fortnight for Freedom,” June 21–July 4. I join my brother bishops in urging you to participate in this special period of prayer, study, … more
I like to keep my promises, and so I want to fulfill my recent promise from the May 22-28 issue of the Arlington Catholic Herald to give you suggestions for celebrating Pentecost. Many may be tempted … more
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