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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 and Events
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014
As Election Day approaches, Virginia Bishops advise principles to consider when voting
See the Bishops' pre-election statement
Before you vote, learn where candidates stand on issues
See our suggested questions to ask U.S. Congressional and Senate candidates
7th District candidate interviews
In joint project, The Catholic Virginian, Conference interview 3 candidates in 7th Congressional race. See them here.
Virginia Bishops' statement on U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to take up marriage case
Imagine the Impact We Could Have: Catholic Advocacy Sign-up Sunday Nov. 8-9
Check out our resources to conduct a parish sign-up campaign on our Advocacy Overview page.
Protect vulnerable unaccompanied child refugees
Tell Congress safety of children must come first
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.
Human Trafficking: It's Real, It's Everywhere, and It's Here...
Presented by the Catholic Diocese of Arlington's Peace and Justice Commission, Saturday, Nov. 8, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Triangle. See details.
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