- May 26, 2020
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.
A priest in Virginia was removed from his post after maintaining a blog critical of the Catholic Church’s handling of the sexual abuse scandal.
Something extremely valuable was left behind in the nurses’ offices of shuttered Virginia schools: Personal protective equipment such as masks, gloves, gowns and hand sanitizer.
When public Masses in the Archdiocese of Washington were suspended in efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Father Scott Holmer, pastor at St. Edward the Confessor Parish in Bowie, Maryland, got creative about bringing the sacraments to his local community.
FALLS CHURCH, Virginia — A former Catholic priest in northern Virginia has been charged with sexually abusing a teenager in a case that dates back nearly 35 years, and a city councilman for the District of Columbia came forward to say he was the victim. Scott Asalone, 63, of Asbury