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    bishop_homilies_2.jpgAN ORDINARY LIFE MADE EXTRAORDINARY: THE POWER OF THE ROSARY

    A column featured in the Arlington Catholic Herald by the Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde


    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 regular recourse to the Rosary and our Blessed Mother is essential to our spiritual growth and lifelong journey toward sanctification. I noted in my letter that “The Rosary has been highly transformative for many people in their lives as disciples. 


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    ARE YOU COMMITTED TO PROTECTING LIFE?

    We must be tireless in our promotion of a pro-life message and answer the Virginia Catholic Conference's, call to help protect all life. Your voice is needed.

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    HEALTH REGULATIONS

    Have you urged the State Board of Health to maintain the health and safety regulations in Virginian abortion clinics? The deadline is July 31 -- act now!

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    STATEMENT BY VIRGINIA BISHOPS ON DECISION STRIKING DOWN MARRIAGE AMENDMENT

    (Richmond, VA) Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a District Court's decision that struck down Virginia's constitution-al marriage amendment. This action reflects a fundamental misunderstanding of the intrinsic nature of marriage and is an injustice to Virginia voters. 

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