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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)


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Virginia voters Election Day is Nov. 3, 2015

Which General Assembly seats are contested in the Nov. 3 election? View the map here

What are principles of Catholic social teaching you should consider before voting? What questions should you ask your candidates? Find out here

See complete Voters' Guide (front & back) here

Pope Francis makes historic visit to the U.S.

Read his remarks at the White House welcoming ceremony here and his speech to the U.S. Congress here. Find all of the Holy Father's homilies and speeches under the Daily Bulletin on the Vatican website here.


Planned Parenthood and abortion industry can't be trusted to self-regulate

However, VA Board of Health voted Sept. 17th to loosen strong abortion center regulations that protect women. Stay tuned to learn how you can respond.


Virginia Bishops call for radical shift in Commonwealth's death penalty debate

Stop arguing methods; let's end capital punishment

See the statement by Bishops DiLorenzo and Loverde here (and in Spanish, Korean, and Vietnamese)



Faith calls believers to protect our common home

Find resources compiled by the Catholic Climate Covenant here

At Norfolk Laudato Si' symposium, Bishop DiLorenzo talks about relationship between faith and science

Virginia Bishops' Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision Redefining Marriage (in Spanish)

USCCB statement on marriage decision

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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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