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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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Act now: Limit taxpayer funded abortions & promote health of all Virginians

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Act now to close health care coverage gap in Virginia

Call to act: Tell Congress no to late-term abortions

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Updates

Update: Protect Fairfax County children from ideological falsehoods in family life curriculum

May 17, 2018 by Jeff Caruso

Send comments to oppose alarming changes to public school lessons UPDATE: After we sent out our alert yesterday we learned that as of this week, the FDA has approved the use of pre-exposure...

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Conference seeks associate director to join team

May 16, 2018 by Jeff Caruso

Help us advocate for the common good The Virginia Catholic Conference, the public-policy agency of Virginia’s Catholic bishops and their two dioceses, seeks applicants for the position of Associate...

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VCC, faith groups announce united front against LARC, abortion industry funding

May 9, 2018 by Jeff Caruso

Conference joins pro-life, faith groups at press conference to protest LARC, abortion industry funding in state budget Today the Virginia Catholic Conference joined other faith and pro-life groups...

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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.

Am I my planet’s keeper?

May 18, 2018 by Kevin Mauer

Cardinal Turkson insisted that if we treat creation responsibly, we can trust it to support the entire human family.

Church works for justice that heals

May 3, 2018 by Kevin Mauer

Justice shall be the band around his waist, and faithfulness a belt upon his hips. Then the wolf shall be a guest of the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat. ~ Isaiah 11:5–6 Imagine picking up the phone and hearing the unthinkable, the nightmare of every parent. “I wanna kill […]

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.”

Because We Are Catholic

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

The Reach of the Catholic Church in Virginia

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Bishop Michael F. Burbidge

Diocese of Arlington

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Bishop Michael F. Burbidge

Bishop Barry C. Knestout

Diocese of Richmond

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Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo
Bishop Michael F. Burbidge

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge

Diocese of Arlington

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Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo

Bishop Barry C. Knestout

 

Diocese of Richmond

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