Posts Tagged ‘Diocese of Arlington’

Nuns withdraw application for injunction against bishop

Thursday, May 2nd, 2024

The Carmelite nuns of Arlington have withdrawn their application for a temporary restraining order against their bishop and their superior, who was appointed by the Vatican. In an interview with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram newspaper (Tuesday), their lawyer, Matthew Bobo, said that there was no need for the hearing originally scheduled for Tuesday in the Read more

Former Arlington director of child protection office acquitted on sexual battery charge

Thursday, October 13th, 2022

The Diocese of Arlington, Virginia’s former director for the Office of Child Protection, Father Terry Specht, was found not guilty Oct 5 of aggravated sexual battery. Specht was indicted in December 2021 on two charges related to child sexual abuse. One of those charges was dropped during court proceedings. Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Diocese Read more

US Catholic Bishop: “No one is transgender”

Monday, August 30th, 2021
no one is transgender

The head of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Va, has written that God and the church teach that a person “is created male or female,” and that “no one is transgender”. In a new document, Bishop Michael F. Burbidge calls gender reassignment “wrong and harmful”. He says everyone is male or female as seen in Read more

Diocese launches virtual school

Monday, August 17th, 2020

The US Diocese of Arlington is launching an virtual school for families who want a Catholic education but are worried about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The online-only St. Isidore of Seville Virtual School – named after the patron saint of the internet – aims to be fully operational on 8 September. It will teach the Read more