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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.”

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Governor Vetoes Protections for Religious Organizations

Statement by Bishops Burbidge and Dilorenzo


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Virginia General Assembly 2017 Session Report


Bishop Francis DiLorenzo and Bishop Michael Burbidge issue statement on Governor's veto of bill to defund Planned Parenthood


USCCB urges President, Congress to reconsider action that harms vulnerable refugees

USCCB President & VIce President statement; Chair of Committee on Migration statement

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2017 Session: Jan. 11 - Feb. 25, 2017

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Because We are Catholic

Faith, Education, Health Care, Social Services & Community - see here


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.

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