What is our role in the Church?

What is our role in the Church?

“There is so much need today for mature Christian personalities, conscious of their baptismal identity, of their vocation and mission in the Church and in the world!” –Pope John Paul II, May 30, 1998, Message for the World Congress of Ecclesial Movements and New...
Lord, Teach us to be Instruments of Peace

Lord, Teach us to be Instruments of Peace

We invite you to meditate of the St. Francis prayer as a way to better understand how God is calling you to be an instrument of peace in this world. The following reflection is from one of our Summer 2017 college student volunteers, John Treanor (Mount St....
Help Yourself by Helping Others

Help Yourself by Helping Others

By Mallory Thornton, Catholic Charities Volunteer “It is from contemplation, from a strong friendship with the Lord that the capacity is born in us to live and to bring the love of God, his mercy, his tenderness, to others. And also our work with brothers in need, our...
The Apostolate of the Laity

The Apostolate of the Laity

With more than 2,500 volunteers and only 125 staff members, volunteers help Catholic Charities serve more people in the Diocese of Arlington. Sally O’Dwyer, Director of Volunteers, shares a reflection on our role as laity and God’s specific call for us to serve....
Serving the Poor in a Transformative Way

Serving the Poor in a Transformative Way

Serving the Poor in a Transformative Way at Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington by Sarah Ford, America’s Charities Join America’s Charities as we highlight different nonprofits and share how individuals and companies can Shape the Future of...
Arlington’s retiring shepherd prioritized the periphery

Arlington’s retiring shepherd prioritized the periphery

  Watch An Apostle’s Calling on Bishop Loverde’s 50 years of priestly ministry.   (Reposted with permission from Crux. Written by Christopher White.)   When Paul Loverde’s tenure as Bishop of Arlington, Virginia comes to a close next week,...