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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)



Ensure religious liberty for chaplains: protect their sermons from government censorship here


As legislators debate healthcare and the budget, Virginia Bishops issue statement: Cover everyone, protect everyone

Virginia Bishops file amicus brief in federal court of appeals to defend marriage, Commonwealth's Constitution

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Virginia General Assembly 2014

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Conscience Protections, School Choice Benefits, Defense of Life

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