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Statements and Press Releases

Statement from Bishop Burbidge for the World Day of Prayer against Human Trafficking 2019

February 8, 2019

There are millions of people around the globe who are the victims of sex or labor trafficking, and we know that sadly these evils exist even within our own diocese. Today we pray for an end to this grave offense to human life and dignity...

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Catholic Charities is Offering Emergency Aid to Federal Contractors Affected by Furlough

January 29, 2019

Catholic Charities is assisting federal contractors who live within the Diocese of Arlington and are experiencing a financial crisis due to the recent partial government shutdown. See eligibility requirements and set up an appointment at one of three locations here...

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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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In the News

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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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Having Catholic Charities really look out for me has given me hope that no matter what the circumstances, there is always an answer if you’re willing to look for it.