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

Bishops issue statement in wake of recent General Assembly debate, arguments before U.S. Supreme Court and Pope Francis letter. See the statement by Bishops DiLorenzo and Loverde here (and in Spanish, Korean, and Vietnamese)

VA General Assembly 2015 wrap up

Track legislator votes on key issues: see our statewide vote chart or vote charts for legislators from Arlington or Richmond dioceses

Success in areas dealing with death penalty, human trafficking,compensation for victims of forced sterilization. See our summary

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