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U.S. Bishops urge Catholics, Feds: seek humane solution for DACA youth, refugees

September 13, 2017 by Jeff Caruso

U.S. Bishops Executive Committee Release Statement on Administration’s DACA Decision; Calls on Catholic Faithful to Urge Congress to Pass DREAM Act WASHINGTON—The Executive Committee of the U.S...

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Stay Tuned: VCC to release Election 2017 Voter Ed Materials

September 7, 2017 by Jeff Caruso

Come to Election Day with essential tools for faithful citizenship: prayer, understanding and education As Catholics, we are called to engage in the public square and work for the common good...

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US Bishops, Others Urge Congress to Pass Conscience Protection Act

September 6, 2017 by Jeff Caruso

Joint Letter to Congress: 33 Organizations Urge Passage of Conscience Protection Act of 2017 WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) joined 32 other major pro-life, religious and...

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USCCB Leaders Denounce DACA Decision

September 5, 2017 by Jeff Caruso

  USCCB President, Vice President and Committee Chairmen Denounce Administration’s Decision to End DACA and Strongly Urge Congress to Find Legislative Solution WASHINGTON— The President and Vice...

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Virginia Catholic Conference statement on the passing of Francis X. DiLorenzo, Bishop of Richmond

August 18, 2017 by Jeff Caruso

Virginia Catholic Conference statement on the passing of Francis X. DiLorenzo, Bishop of Richmond With deep sadness, the Virginia Catholic Conference mourns the passing of Bishop Francis X...

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Statement from Bishop Michael F. Burbidge on the Violence in Charlottesville

August 16, 2017 by Jeff Caruso

Statement from Bishop Michael F. Burbidge on the Violence in Charlottesville (English and Spanish) August 14, 2017   Seeing the violence in Charlottesville was saddening and disheartening...

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Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo Statement on Diocesan Response Following Aftermath in Charlottesville

August 16, 2017 by Jeff Caruso

  Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo Statement on Diocesan Response Following Aftermath in Charlottesville “I remain deeply saddened about the devastating events in Charlottesville over the weekend, most...

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Statement by Bishop Francis DiLorenzo on events in Charlottesville

August 14, 2017 by Jeff Caruso

Statement by Bishop DiLorenzo on Charlottesville events Richmond, Va.  – Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo issued the following statement on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2017, on the actions taking place in...

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VA bishops reissue statement on death penalty

July 6, 2017 by Jeff Caruso

  Virginia’s Catholic Bishops reissued the following statement:   Statement by Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo and Bishop Michael F. Burbidge on the Death Penalty in Virginia Our Creator --...

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U.S. bishops offer Senate moral criteria for health care reform

June 2, 2017 by Jeff Caruso

Principles include respect for life, access, affordability and conscience protections WASHINGTON—As the U.S. Senate begins to discuss health care reform, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York,...

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U.S. Bishops “deeply troubled“ by President’s withdrawal from Paris Accord

June 1, 2017 by Jeff Caruso

  Decision will harm people of U.S., world, and poorest communities WASHINGTON—President Donald J. Trump announced today that the United States will not honor the Paris agreement on climate change...

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