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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

The Moral Imperative of Healthcare: #CoverAllProtectAll

VA can debate how to cover uninsured - but ensuring coverage for those without healthcare is not debatable. Read about Conference's participation in recent healthcare panel discussion among faith representatives.


Virginia Bishops call for radical shift in Commonwealth's death penalty debate

Instead of arguing how to execute, legislators should end capital punishment in VA. See Bishop DiLorenzo and Loverde's statement here (in Spanish, Korean, and Vietnamese)


Planned Parenthood and abortion industry can't be trusted to self-regulate

However, this fall VA Board of Health voted to loosen strong abortion center regulations that protect women. Stay tuned to learn how you can respond.



Faith calls believers to protect our common home

Find resources compiled by the Catholic Climate Covenant here

At Norfolk Laudato Si' symposium, Bishop DiLorenzo talks about relationship between faith and science

Virginia Bishops' Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision Redefining Marriage (in Spanish)

USCCB statement on marriage decision

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10 Years: Conference Marks Landmark Anniversary

Watch Jeff Caruso in this video about the last decade in Richmond

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