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July 20, 2015 | Volume 90 Number 19

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Clergy clarifications and assignments

Following are clarifications to the clergy assignments published in the June 22 issue of The Catholic Virginian:

Bishop DiLorenzo has made the following assignments:

 

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Elaine Schmidt receives St. Dymphna and Blessed Margaret of Castello Advocacy Award

Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo presents Elaine Schmidt, of Our Lady of Lourdes, Richmond, with the St. Dymphna and Blessed Margaret of Castello Advocacy Award for her “dedication, commitment and service on behalf of individuals with disabilities June 18. Mrs. Schmidt formed and developed the Advocate for Persons with Disabilities Committee at her parish. She has encouraged residents of several group homes to attend a tailgate party with food, music and games at Our Lady of Lourdes and has also incorporated the intellectually disadvantaged members to be an acolyte who carries the Cross regularly at Mass. Mrs. Schmidt helped organize the RCIA process for special members who want to join the Catholic Church.

 

photo:  With Monsignor Timothy Keeney, pastor of St. Bede’s are, from left, Stephanie Heller, Betty Angelo, Cynthia Esher and Beverly Murray.

Saint Bede Invitational Golf Tournament

The First Annual Saint Bede Invitational Golf Tournament was held recently. A total of 76 golfers came together for a day of fun and fellowship at the Williamsburg National Golf Club. With Monsignor Timothy Keeney, pastor of St. Bede’s are, from left, Stephanie Heller, Betty Angelo, Cynthia Esher and Beverly Murray.

 

Correction

The front page article on the Meitler study of demographics had the wrong number of families registered at Our Lady of Nazareth Parish in Roanoke. The correct number is 1,455. The number of 3,432 was in reference to individuals.

 

Clarification of Father Doyle's July 6 column

In the July 6 issue of The Catholic Virginian, Fr. Kenneth Doyle stated that a dispensation from the canonical form of marriage would be possible, given that the groom, although baptized Catholic, was practicing his faith in a Protestant tradition.

The Diocesan Tribunal, however, would like to clarify that since 2009 the possibility of leaving the Catholic Church by a formal act is no longer recognized as having a legal effect. Therefore, the groom should be considered a Catholic, and a diocesan bishop may not grant a dispensation from the observance of canonical form for the marriage of two Catholics, even though such a dispensation could conceivably be sought from the Holy See.

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