Catholic schools – faith formation, academic excellence, nurturing environment

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“The family is a good which society cannot do without, and it ought to be protected.” – Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia Learn more »

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

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This week at the 2018 Virginia General Assembly-Week 7

February 23, 2018 by This week at the 2018 Virginia General Assembly-Week 7

This week at the 2018 Virginia General Assembly: Week 7   With the second half of the 2018 General Assembly session in full-swing legislators are considering legislation from the other side of the...

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National call-in day: Call your Congress members to support Dreamers

February 21, 2018 by Jeff Caruso

Monday, Feb. 26: Join U.S. bishops’ Lenten Congressional Call-In Campaign The U.S. Bishops have called Catholics to participate in a nationwide call-in effort in support of Dreamers on Monday,...

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This week at the 2018 Virginia General Assembly-Week 6

February 16, 2018 by Jeff Caruso

  This week at the 2018 Virginia General Assembly-Week 6   This week in Richmond marked crossover on Feb. 13, the deadline for the House and Senate to act on their own bills. With that, the second...

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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.

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 […]

Casting pearls before elephants & donkeys: How I learned to follow Jesus not party

May 17, 2017 by admin

By Kevin Mauer, Associate Director There’s a saying that no one is converted by the Catechism. I don’t know about that, but I do know it’s not a stretch to say that I was reverted by the Compendium of Social Doctrine. I recommend it to any person of good will, but especially to Catholics who want to know […]

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 Francis X. DiLorenzo
Bishop Michael F. Burbidge

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge

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Bishop Barry C. Knestout

 

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