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Jan 11, 2018

If you were at last weekend’s annual seminarian basketball game, you might have taken a doubletake while watching the referees. Arlington Bishop Michael Burbidge was one of three referees for the annual game that pits diocesan seminarians against young men discerning a vocation to the priesthood. In a customary black-and-white-striped shirt, armed with a whistle, the bishop held his own among fellow referees Fr. Chris Vaccaro from Mary Washington University and Paul Klein of St. Veronica Church in Chantilly. Father J.D. Jaffe, diocesan vocations director, kicked off the event with a prayer and a warning to the players: “Don’t argue with the refs.”