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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)



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Virginia Bishops' statement on Governor McAuliffe's decision to commute death sentence of Ivan Teleguz


How did our issues fare during the recent session?

Virginia General Assembly 2017 Session Report

How did your legislators vote? See the charts

Diocese of Arlington legislators; Diocese of Richmond legislators; combined chart


Governor vetoes two ciritcal pieces of legislation

Statement by Bishops Burbidge and Dilorenzo on religious freedom bill

Statement by Virginia Bishops on Governor's veto of bill to defund Planned Parenthood


Because We are Catholic

Faith, Education, Health Care, Social Services & Community - see what the Church in Virginia provides here


Living as People of God in Unsettled Times

A U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Administrative Committee reflection on living in solidarity with migrants and refugees

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Virginia and the Death Penalty

As execution dates approach for inmates living on death row, Bishop Burbidge and Bishop DiLorenzo issued this statement rejecting the Commonwealth's continued use of the death penalty.

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