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“In the Catholic Tradition, responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation. This obligation is rooted in our baptismal commitment to follow Christ and to bear Christian witness in all we do.”
– Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, U.S. Catholic Bishops (November 2007)
Virginia General Assembly January 8 - March 8, 2014
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Virginia's Marriage Amendment
The Bishops, Conference Speak:
The Virginian Pilot joint op-ed on defending marriage: What is true, we must defend
Statement on Attorney General's Refusal to Defend Marriage Amendment
Rebuttal to AG: Executive Director Jeff Caruso responds to AG Herring's mischaracterization of those who defend marriage.
Send a Message: Urge Attorney General Herring to Either Defend Marriage Amendment or Appoint Someone Who Will
Conference Supports Legislation Requiring Restitution for Victims of Forced Sterilization
Executive Director Jeff Caruso says restitution a matter of justice. See his statement in patrons' press release.
Be an Advocate for Life & Justice? It's Easier than You Think! Watch the video and Pass it On!
The Virginia Catholic Conference Advocacy Network is for parishioners, Catholic school parents, and others interested in public policy advocacy to protect life, the needy and forgotten, the family, religious liberty, and other issues outlined in Catholic social teaching. Join us and receive pre-drafted (editable) messages you can send to your legislators or other public officials on issues important to Catholics.