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– Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, U.S. Catholic Bishops (November 2007)
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Virginia voters Election Day is Nov. 3, 2015
Which General Assembly seats are contested in the Nov. 3 election? View the map here
What are principles of Catholic social teaching you should consider before voting? What questions should you ask your candidates? Find out here
See complete Voters' Guide (front & back) here
Pope Francis makes historic visit to the U.S.
Read his remarks at the White House welcoming ceremony here and his speech to the U.S. Congress here. Find all of the Holy Father's homilies and speeches under the Daily Bulletin on the Vatican website here.
Planned Parenthood and abortion industry can't be trusted to self-regulate
However, VA Board of Health voted Sept. 17th to loosen strong abortion center regulations that protect women. Stay tuned to learn how you can respond.
Virginia Bishops call for radical shift in Commonwealth's death penalty debate
Stop arguing methods; let's end capital punishment
Faith calls believers to protect our common home
Find resources compiled by the Catholic Climate Covenant here
At Norfolk Laudato Si' symposium, Bishop DiLorenzo talks about relationship between faith and science
USCCB statement on marriage decision
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10 Years: Conference Marks Landmark Anniversary
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