General Assembly, January. 8, 2014 - March 8, 2014
2nd Annual Virginia Stands for Life Rally, Wednesday, January 8, 2014. 10 - 11:30 AM, Capitol Bell Tower, Capitol grounds, Richmond.
2014 Life and Justice Concerns of the Catholic Church in Virginia, Saturday, Jan. 18, 10 AM - noon. Holy Family Catholic Church, Dale City, VA. See the flyer
Events and News
Making Peace/Protecting Life: Pope Francis Challenges Our World
8th Annual Symposium, Diocese of Arlington Peace and Justice Commission explores Life Issues: an integral part of peace-making. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, 9 AM Mass; 10 AM Keynote. St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Benedict Hall, 3304 N. Washington Blvd., Arlington. Presenters Bishop Richard Pates, Diocese of Des Moines, Chariman USCCB Committee on International Justice & Peace; Dr. Stephen Colecchi, Director, USCCB Office of International Justice and Peace, and moderator Rev. Gerry Creedon, Chair, Peace and Justice Commission. See the flyer.
2014 Life and Justice Concerns of the Catholic Church in Virginia
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.
Catholic Advocacy Day 2014
See video of a recent Catholic Advocacy Day.
2nd Annual Virginia stands for Life Rally, Jan. 8, 2014
Photos, from left, Conference Associate Director Virginia Podboy with pro-life champion and LifeAction 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.
Virginia Bishops' statement on AG Herring decision not to defend marriage
On the blog: For true marriage, a tragic decision by the Supreme Court
Speak up for conscience rights today! See the video
Pray, Fast, Act: The Church's plan to defend life, marriage and religious liberty (in Spanish)
Recently on from the tiber to the james:
- "This Land is Home to Me": The State of Virginia past Roanoke, part 1
The State of Virginia past Roanoke, part 2
After marriage decisions we must remain vigilant
On Labor Day, remember the dignity of work
The Catholic position on the death penalty honors victims, protects human dignity