Catholics join Virginia pilgrimage recalling legacy of racial injustice

On July 28, more than 60 people, including more than half a dozen clergy members, journeyed as part of a "prayer pilgrimage for Black lives and racial equity" to three sites in southeastern Virginia where Confederate monuments stood for more than a century.

'The life we've been living': Historic Black Catholic Church in Norfolk, Virginia, looks to the future

Built a few years before the start of the Civil War, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Norfolk, Virginia, is home to a vibrant, predominantly Black community whose parishioners come from miles around.

Jesuit justice warrior reflects on mission with Latino communities

Jesuit Fr. Jack Podsiadlo is retiring after decades of groundbreaking work in Latino ministry, first at New York's Nativity Mission Center and, more recently, at the Latino Leadership Institute in Richmond, Virginia.

Virginia parish institute reaches for the stars on Catholic lecture circuit

By offering generous stipends and welcoming diocesan officials to vet their speakers, a parish in the "mission territory" Diocese of Richmond is bringing some big headliners to their adult faith formation program.