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Coming Events

Catholic Advocacy Day 2015

SunTrust Building, General Assembly Building, and St. Peter's Church

Richmond, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015.

Get schedule, transporation, advocacy tips and morehere.

Register here.


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.


Past Events



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.