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Bishop Loverde
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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)


News and Events


Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. See and share these resources!

As Election Day approaches, Virginia Bishops advise principles to consider when voting

See the Bishops' pre-election statement (and en Espanol)


Before you vote, learn where candidates stand on issues

See our side-by-side comparision of the three U.S. Senate candidates on the issues

Use these suggested questions to ask U.S. Congressional and Senate candidates. Find their email address here.


7th District candidate interviews

In joint project, The Catholic Virginian, Conference interview 3 candidates in 7th Congressional race. See them here.


Virginia Bishops' statement on U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to take up marriage case

Bishops Loverde and DiLorenzo express "deep disappointment" in decision that allows same-sex marriages to take place. (Statement en Espanol)



Imagine the Impact We Could Have: Catholic Advocacy Sign-up Sunday Nov. 8-9

Check out our resources to conduct a parish sign-up campaign on our Advocacy Overview page.


Protect vulnerable unaccompanied child refugees

Tell Congress safety of children must come first


Rooted in the Gospel, Bringing Christ to Others

Regional Parish Social Ministry gathering, presented Nov. 14-15 by Catholic Charities USA with the Catholic Diocese of Richmond Office of Social Ministries. See details here (en Espanol) and register here.


Human Trafficking: It's Real, It's Everywhere, and It's Here...

Presented by the Catholic Diocese of Arlington's Peace and Justice Commission, Saturday, Nov. 8, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Triangle. See details.


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Read about our issues on: from the tiber to the james

The Virginia Catholic Conference Advocacy Network is for parishioners, Catholic school parents, and others interested in public policy advocacy issues outlined in Catholic social teaching. Join us and receive messages on important issues you can email your legislators or other public officials.