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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.”

– Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, U.S. Catholic Bishops (November 2007)



News & Events


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

See the Conference statement

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

Adjourned. See our session report and vote chart for all Virginia legislators 

Vote chart of Diocese of Arlington legislators; vote chart for Diocese of Richmond legislators

See our 2016 Legislative Agenda. (in Spanish)


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Virginia Vespers: Evening Prayer for the Commonwealth

Hundreds, including Gov. Terry McAuliffe, state delegates and other public officials, clergy and educators gathered at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart at the mid-point of the 2016 GA session to pray for needs of Virginia. Diocese of Richmond Francis X. DiLorenzo was the homilist and Diocese of Arlington Bishop Paul Loverde was the celebrant. See more pictures.


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10 Years: Conference Marks Landmark Anniversary

Watch Jeff Caruso in this video about the last decade in Richmond

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