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Aug 11, 2020

In a Bible parable, the Lord tells us that “wheat and weeds”/goodness and evil often co-exist. We know that to be true. We currently see the weeds in our nation in the form of racism, injustice, and violence. Yet, the wheat is also present in the Truth of God’s word calling us to revere life; to respect the dignity...


Aug 3, 2020

This is Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. The delays, postponements, and cancellations caused by the coronavirus have caused disappointment, frustration, and even anger for many. Such frustration is to be expected when our lives are upended so dramatically. Ever so slightly we are adapting to...


Jul 27, 2020

This is Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. Soon, many of us will face new beginnings as we continue stepping out into a new world. Schools and colleges will open with different rules and regulations. Work and travel routines have already changed with some only recently returning to the...


Jul 21, 2020

This is Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. One of the most comforting images we see after an unforeseen disaster or, more recently, a global pandemic, is that once we absorb the initial shock, we witness the loving presence of others to those in need. The result was a stronger sense...


Jul 13, 2020

As many of us find our summer plans have changed, we have an opportune time for personal and family assessment. We continue to navigate many challenges, but it is self-defeating to allow pessimism and trepidation to control us. Instead, let us make it our summer goal to identify ways to face the future with optimism and...