News and Events
Before the Session: Catholics & the Issues
A Catholic Perspective on Issues before the 2015 General Assembly Session, Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, 10-:30-noon, Holy Family Parish, Dale City. With the Virginia Catholic Conference and the Diocese of Arlington Peace & Justice Commission. See the flyer.
Catholic Advocacy Day 2015
General Assembly Building, Richmond, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015.
Rooted in the Gospel, Bringing Christ to Others
Regional Parish Social Ministry gathering, date changed to April 17-18, 2015. Presented by Catholic Charities USA with the Catholic Diocese of Richmond Office of Social Ministries. See details here (en Espanol) and register here.
Richmond Prayer & Rally
Hundreds attended the May 13, 2014 prayer walk and rally outside the Federal Courthouse in Richmond and at the Virginia Capitol Bell Tower. Jeff Caruso, executive director of the Conference, was among the speakers.
Catholic Advocacy Day 2014
In photos above, Bishops Francis DiLorenzo (left) and Paul Loverde look over Catholic Advocacy Day materials. Executive Director Jeff Caruso explains some of the issues in which the Conference would be involved. Below, some of the 150 Catholics who attended this year's event gather for before-advocacy issue presentations, then meet with lawmakers, and watch the Senate in session from the gallery.
(Photos courtesy Sammy Snider)
Catholic lobbyists influence lawmakers, Catholic Virginian, Feb. 17, 2014
Advocates aim to influence public policy, Arlington Herald, Feb. 15, 2014
See video of a recent Catholic Advocacy Day.
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Life & Justice Concerns of Church in VA 2014
Photo top left: Conference Associate Director Amanda Jay presented issues on which she would focus this legislative session, along with Associate Directors Michael Lewis, seated left, and Virginia Podboy. A participant asks a question, top right. A shot of the crowd, which numbered about 50 people.
2nd Annual VA Stands for Life Rally
Jan. 8, 2014
Photos, from left, Conference Associate Director Virginia Podboy with pro-life champion and LiveAction founder Lila Rose. Rose urging crowd to continue fighting for pro-life legislation. Hundreds turn out on Capitol Square on a frigid morning to rally for life.