- Aug 12, 2020
Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Winchester, Virginia, rose from the ashes of the Civil War in a rural market town that saw six battles and changed hands more than 70 times during the war years of 1861-1865.
July 11 was the 200th anniversary of Pope Pius VII establishing the Diocese of Richmond — one of the first seven Catholic dioceses in the United States. That alone was to be celebrated that day with representatives from the diocese’s 138 parishes.
No one knows how many skeletons are under St. Mary’s in Norfolk, or why the 162-year-old Catholic church was built right on top of a cemetery.
The Catholic Diocese of Richmond announced it has began reviewing child sexual abuse allegations made against four former priests in Virginia.
A Catholic priest in Virginia has been suspended of all priestly duties from the two parishes he leads in southwestern Virginia.
Expressing sadness that Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam signed the Reproductive Health Protection Act, which was passed by the state’s Senate and House of Delegates, Bishops Michael F. Burbidge of Arlington and Barry C. Knestout of Richmond criticized him for the day he chose to sign it into law.