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Spiritual / Religious

United Community Ministries Launches Community Schools In Fairfax County

November 7, 2018

United Community Ministries, Inc. announced the launch of the first Community Schools in Fairfax County, VA, in partnership with Fairfax County Government Neighborhood and Community Services, Fairfax County Public Schools, and United Way of the National Capital Area.

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Attorney General Herring Launches Clergy Abuse Hotline

October 24, 2018

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today launched the Virginia Clergy Abuse Hotline and www.VirginiaClergyHotline.com as part of an ongoing investigation into whether criminal sexual abuse of children may have occurred in Virginia’s Catholic dioceses, and whether leadership in the dioceses may have covered up or abetted any such crimes.

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Living Wage Certification Program For Employers Launches In Alexandria

July 13, 2018

In Alexandria, too many full-time workers struggle to pay for housing and other necessities. To address this, on Monday, July 16 a network of religious, business and community leaders established a Living Wage Certification program in conjunction with the Virginia Theological Seminary and Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy. 

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Faith Leaders Hold Church Service, Procession, White House Vigil

May 24, 2018

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will join other faith leaders and elders in Washington, DC to launch the Reclaiming Jesus Declaration at a church service followed by a silent candlelight vigil to the White House on Thursday, May 24.

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Living Stations Of The Cross On Good Friday

March 28, 2018

On Friday, March 30, several parishes of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington will offer Living Stations of the Cross (or Via Crucis en Vivo). The living stations consist of a visual portrayal of Jesus on the way to his crucifixion.

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Palm Sunday With Bishop Burbidge At The Cathedral Of St. Thomas More

March 26, 2018

More than 800 people celebrated Palm Sunday at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More.  The Mass commemorates Jesus entering Jerusalem on the Sunday before Easter.  In additional to blessing the Palms, Bishop was the main celebrant and homilist.

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Pope Francis Grants Title Of ‘Monsignor’ To Three Priests From The Diocese Of Arlington

March 9, 2018

Three priests from the Catholic Diocese of Arlington have been named by Pope Francis as a “Chaplain to His Holiness” with the title “Monsignor” after recommendations were made to the Holy See by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington.

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St. Mary Catholic Church Becomes First Basilica In Northern Virginia

January 15, 2018

The Vatican issued a decree granting St. Mary Catholic Church in Alexandria the title ‘minor basilica,’ making it the first basilica in Northern Virginia, the first in the Catholic Diocese of Arlington and the 84th in the United States. The 223-year-old Roman Catholic church will officially be named “The Basilica of Saint Mary.”

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