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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

U.S. Bishops' Statement on Election of Donald Trump

Coming Together as Faithful Citizens for the Common Good

See statement by Archbishop Joseph Kurtz

Welcome Bishop Michael Burbidge!

New shepherd for the Diocese of Arlington to be installed December 6, 2016. See statement by Executive Director Jeff Caruso

   What's behind the issues?

Follow our blog: from the tiber to the james

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)

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



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