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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)



U.S. Supreme Court issues a stay on federal appeals courts' same sex marriage decision

Conference applauds Supreme Court stay, vows to continue fighting unjust 4th Circuit Court decision


Virginia Bishops' statement on marriage decision (en Espanol) by 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Decision "reflects a fundamental misunderstanding of the intrinsic nature of marriage and is an injustice to Virginia voters."

Protect vulnerable unaccompanied child refugees

Tell Congress safety of children must come first

Important Upcoming Events

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4th. Register to vote!

Deadline to register is Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Click here to register or update your voter registration.


Feeding the Hungry: The Needs and Root Causes

Presented Sept. 13, 2014 by the Peace and Justice Commission of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. See details. (en Espanol)


Rooted in the Gospel, Bringing Christ to Others

Regional Parish Social Ministry gathering, presented Nov. 14-15 by Catholic Charities USA with the Catholic Diocese of Richmond Office of Social Ministries. See details here (en Espanol) and register here.



Virginia General Assembly 2014

Our Session Summary:

Conscience Protections, School Choice Benefits, Defense of Life

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