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After May 13th hearing, U.S. Appeals Court 4th Circuit considers Virginia's marriage case. Stay tuned.

Virginia Bishops file amicus brief to defend marriage, Commonwealth's Constitution

Read amicus curiae announcement


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.


Bishops, Conference Speak on Marriage

What is True, We Must Defend:Bishops DiLorenzo and Loverde Op-Ed on Defending Marriage

Virginia Bishops' statement on AG Herring decision not to defend marriage

On blog: For marriage, a tragic decision by the Supreme Court


Religious Freedom

Speak up for conscience rights! See video


Pray, Fast, Act: The Church's plan to defend life, marriage and religious liberty (and in Spanish)


Past Events

Catholic Advocacy Day January 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 and Justice Concerns of the Catholic Church in Virginia 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 Virginia 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.