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Religious freedom – bedrock of Virginian and American values

Protect the right to live faith in homes, parishes, institutions and the public square. Learn more »

Politics is local – work for the common good

“A good Catholic meddles in politics, offering the best of himself, so that those who govern can govern.” – Pope Francis Learn more »

Catholic schools – faith formation, academic excellence, nurturing environment

Life, marriage and family – witness, ministries and advocacy

Religious freedom – bedrock of Virginian and American Values

Politics is local – work for the common good

Virginia General Assembly 2018 Regular Session

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How did your legislators vote in 2018 General Assembly Session?

April 6, 2018 by Jeff Caruso

Conference tracks senator, delegate votes on issues vital to bishops, common good Among the nearly 4,000 bills and resolutions Virginia General Assembly members considered during their 60-day...

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2018 General Assembly Session highlights: Focus on protecting vulnerable, common good

March 14, 2018 by Jeff Caruso

Conference fends off religious liberty threats; preserves pro-life laws; advocates for poor, immigrants and students While legislators considered nearly 4,000 bills and resolutions during the...

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This week at the 2018 Virginia General Assembly-Week 9

March 9, 2018 by Jeff Caruso

This week at the 2018 Virginia General Assembly-Week 9 After nine fast and furious weeks, the Virginia General Assembly hurtled toward its scheduled adjournment on Saturday but as Sine Die...

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From the Tiber to the James

Taking the Catholic faith from the pew to the public square – a Virginia Catholic Conference blog with special guest posts.

State budget should cover all, protect all

March 7, 2018 by Jeff Caruso

The budget proposes feature two seemingly disparate topics: health coverage for low-income Virginia residents and better protections for unborn children. But at their root, both of these issues relate to the sanctity of human life.

Coming to the discussion with our minds made up

August 2, 2017 by Bill Re

“Today, having a clear faith based on the Creed of the Church is often labeled as fundamentalism …We are building a dictatorship of relativism that does not recognize anything as definitive.”

The Virginia Way: disagreeing without being disagreeable

July 11, 2017 by Bill Re

I heard more than one legislator talk about the genuine friendships which they had developed with people across the aisle.

Easter people look forward: Why the Church welcomes migrants

June 6, 2017 by admin

By Kevin Mauer, Associate Director The TSA agent who ushered me through security was a middle-aged woman, remarkably loquacious for 5:00 a.m. She was quick to note the lobbyist ID poking out of my wallet and asked whom I lobbied for. I was proud to answer, “The Virginia Catholic Conference.” “You ain’t the ones against […]

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Catholic Education


77 primary & high schools
26,561 school students
$315.7 million – amount Catholic schools save commonwealth

Catholic Social Services


28 languages spoken
81,853 clients served
$26.9 million – total combined budget

Catholic Healthcare


8 hospitals
11,100 hospital employees
$159 million – Total community benefit

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Bishop Michael F. Burbidge

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