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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)




July 31 deadline! Speak up to protect women!

Send comments in support of women's safety: Tell VA Board of Health to maintain essential abortion center health & safety regulations


Virginia Bishops' statement on marriage decision by 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Decision "reflects a fundamental misunderstanding of the intrinsic nature of marriage and is an injustice to Virginia voters."

U.S. Bishops applaud Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision as victory for religious liberty of family businesses

Court didn't decide whether so-called "accommodation" violates RFRA when applied to Catholic charities, hospitals and schools

Post-Hobby Lobby Senate bill that threatened religious liberty fails - but concerns remain. See the USCCB statement and our blog.


Virginia General Assembly 2014

Our Session Summary:

Conscience Protections, School Choice Benefits, Defense of Life

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