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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 General Assembly session

Convenes Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016. See the Conference's 2016 Legislative Agenda. (in Spanish)

Come to Catholics in the Capital days! Learn more.

Virginia Vespers: Evening Prayer for the Commonwealth

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5 -6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond. Reception follows.

At the midpoint of the 2016 Virginia General Assembly session, join Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo and Bishop Paul S. Loverde, public officals of all faiths and others as we pray for the needs of the Commonwealth, using an ancient liturgy of the Christian faith.

See our "Save the Date" announcement. Register here.

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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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