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News & Announcements

Statements and Press Releases

Free Medical Clinic Doubles in Size

January 7, 2019

Catholic Charities Mother of Mercy Free Medical Clinic in Manassas, Virginia, has expanded into a building next door to the original space – doubling its size from 1,980 square feet to 3,960 square feet. The new space allows the clinic to offer additional services including prenatal care for women and ultrasound imaging - thanks to an ultrasound machine donated by the Knights of Columbus...

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Statement from Bishop Michael Burbidge on National Migration Week 2019

January 6 – 12, 2019

This week the Catholic Church in the United States is observing National Migration Week, as it has for nearly half a century. The theme for this year’s observance is “Building Communities of Welcome.” This week provides Catholics with an opportunity to be mindful of the presence and often difficult situations faced by many immigrants and refugees...

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In the News


Arlington Catholic Herald

Knights of Columbus donate 1,000th ultrasound to Manassas free clinic

January 14, 2019
For years, two diametrically opposed organizations coexisted next to each another in a nondescript office park in Manassas: Amethyst Health Center for Women, an abortion clinic, and AAA Women for Choice, a pregnancy resource center. In 2015, the abortion clinic closed its doors for good and the property was purchased by the BVM Foundation, a local group of Catholics who had long hoped for its closure. They, in turn, approached diocesan Catholic Charities, which turned the space into the Mother of Mercy Free Clinic in 2017. But the transformation wasn’t complete yet.


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