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Governor Vetoes Protections for Religious Organizations
Statement by Bishops Burbidge and Dilorenzo
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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
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2017 Session: Jan. 11 - Feb. 25, 2017
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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.
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