Celebrating the Joy of the Resurrection with those in Jail

Celebrating the Joy of the Resurrection with those in Jail

“When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?”(Matthew 25: 39) During Easter. Alleluia! A reflection by Art Bennett, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington, after attending a recent Mass at Fairfax County Adult Detention Center....

Dedicated to Saving Lives: One Person, One Day at a Time

Volunteer Spotlight: David Druitt David Druitt is a Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington volunteer who has dedicated his life to improving the well-being of veterans, the imprisoned, and ex-offenders.  David is answering Pope Francis’ call to action, “Jesus teaches...
Parishioners Expand Prison Ministry

Parishioners Expand Prison Ministry

A former prison inmate was dropped off at a Metro station in Northern Virginia upon his release. He had no money for a Metro card. He also did not have a place to stay. Once he found a local shelter, he had to walk miles to get to the probation office, Social Security...
Providing Spiritual Friendship

Providing Spiritual Friendship

Prison Ministry in the Diocese of Arlington is a pastoral care ministry whereby the Christian Community shares in the healing ministry of Christ. It is a ministry of presence and witness.  Prison Ministry is facilitated through a network of parish-based volunteers...
Moved by Mercy

Moved by Mercy

Our call as Catholics is to respect the dignity and life of every human being. God holds every being in existence, therefore every person is worthy. Worthy of respect. Worthy of life from conception to natural death. Worthy of dignity. “Every creature, particularly a...