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VA Bishops' guidelines for parish political activities
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Diocese of Richmond Bishop Francis DiLorenzo's statement on Catholics in elected office
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Statement by the Virginia Bishops on three key actions by Gov. McAuliffe and General Assembly: electric chair, religous liberty and defunding Planned Parenthood
Governor vetoes bill to protect clergy, religious organizations that follow, act according to now counter-cultural belief about marriage
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Governor vetoes bill to defund Planned Parenthood
Governor supports abortion industry, but not real, comprehensive health care. See the Conference statement
Virginia General Assembly 2016 legislative session
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