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– Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, U.S. Catholic Bishops (November 2007)

 
 

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USCCB Labor Day Message 2014:

How does work in America match up to the lofty ideals of our Catholic tradition? See the statement.

"Work helps us realize our humanity and is necessary for human flourishing. Work is not a punishment for sin but rather a means by which we make a gift of ourselves to each other and our communities. We simply cannot advance the common good without decent work and a strong commitment to solidarity." _ Pope Francis

 

Protect vulnerable unaccompanied child refugees

Tell Congress safety of children must come first

 

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.

 

Feeding the Hungry: The Needs and Root Causes

Presented Sept. 13, 2014 by the Peace and Justice Commission of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. See details. (en Espanol)

 

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.

 

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

 

Virginia Bishops' statement on flawed marriage decision (en Espanol) by 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

 

Virginia General Assembly 2014

Our Session Summary:

Conscience Protections, School Choice Benefits, Defense of Life

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