Independent Reconciliation Program

As you are aware, His Excellency, Bishop Barry C. Knestout, announced in February an Independent Reconciliation Program (“Program”) as part of his promise to expand the healing ministry to further assist victim survivors of clergy sexual abuse in the Diocese of Richmond. The Program was administered by an independent and […]

Why Do Catholics Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day?

Roman Catholics celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day because of his patronage of the Irish people, his zeal and love for Christ, and his untiring preaching of the Gospel message in faith and humility. The Breastplate of Saint Patrick I arise today Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, Through […]

God Alone is the Author of Marriage

On 26 June 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States declared that states no longer have the right to uphold the definition of marriage between one man and one woman. Such a decision and action is contrary to the nature of our sexuality, our belief as Catholics, and the […]

Virginia Bishops Oppose Death Penalty

The Catholic Bishops of Virginia Issue Renewed Opposition to Death Penalty Bishop DiLorenzo and Bishop Loverde have issued a new statement renewing the Church’s opposition to the use of lethal punishment for convicted criminals. Their statement, made in light of Pope Francis’ recent emphasis on this Church teaching is an […]

A Response to the Action of Knights of Columbus Council #3548

A Response to the Action of the Knights of Columbus Council #3548 The following letter was given to members of Holy Trinity parish on the 3rd Sunday of Lent.  In an interest of full transparency, it details the decision of the Knights of Columbus Council #3548 to choose Governor Terry […]

Why We March…

Pastor’s Note:  Each year Holy Trinity fills a bus to make an annual trip to the March for Life.  Speaking and preaching for the rights of the unborn is an integral part of the role of every Catholic.  Below is a blog written by one of our parishioners, who shares […]

The Day I Lost My Son

Pastor’s Note:  This blog, republished here unedited from its author, tells of one family’s experience through a difficult diagnosis and more profound time of grief.  It brings hope through tragedy and speaks powerfully of the witness of God.  We republish the content here with the hope that it will bring […]

Saint Paul Miki and Companions

  St Paul Miki (1564/6 – 1597) He was born in Japan between 1564 and 1566. He joined the Society of Jesus and preached the gospel to the Japanese people with great success. When a persecution of the Catholics arose he was arrested together with twenty-five others. Mocked and tortured, […]

Thanksgiving Day Proclamation

Thanksgiving Proclamation Issued by President George Washington, at the request of Congress, on October 3, 1789 By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation: Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for […]