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– Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, U.S. Catholic Bishops (November 2007)
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Virginia and the Death Penalty
Bishop Burbidge and Bishop DiLorenzo issue this statement on Jan. 18 on the Commonwealth's continued use of the death penalty.
Come together for Virginia
Virginia Vespers: Evening Prayer for the Commonwealth
BIshops DiLorenzo and Burbidge invite legislators from all parties & faiths to come together to pray for the needs of Virginia. Register here.
Liturgy begins at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond. WIne and appetizer reception follows at 6 p.m..
VA General Assembly
2017 Session: Jan. 11 - Feb. 25, 2017
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Statement on the passing of Senator Charles Colgan
Welcome Bishop Michael Burbidge!
New shepherd for the Diocese of Arlington to be installed December 6, 2016. See statement by Executive Director Jeff Caruso
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