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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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Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4th. Register to vote!
Deadline to register is Tuesday, Oct. 14. Click here to register, update your voter registration or learn about new voter identification requirements for in-person voters.
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.
U.S. Supreme Court issues a stay on federal appeals courts' same sex marriage decision
Conference applauds Supreme Court stay, vows to continue fighting unjust 4th Circuit Court decision
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