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VA General Assembly opens Wednesday and we’ll be there

January 9, 2018 by Jeff Caruso

Conference to advocate for life, justice and the common good. We’ll need your help!

When the 2018 session of the Virginia General Assembly opens at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 10, the Virginia Catholic Conference will be there for its 14th session to advocate for the common good, on behalf of the Bishops of Arlington and Richmond. VCC staff – assisted by our grassroots advocates – will advocate for a Virginia that recognizes the dignity of human life, the importance of the family, the needs of the poor, immigrants and refugees, and the duty to protect God’s creation and religious liberty. See our legislative agenda here.
We invite you to join us in this faithful advocacy by acting on our alerts – and by praying for our legislators and the needs of Virginia. Please join Diocese of Arlington Bishop Michael Burbidge and Bishop-designate Barry Knestout (who will be installed Jan. 12 as Bishop of Richmond) as well as civic leaders and Catholics from throughout the state at the third annual Virginia Vespers: Evening Prayer for the Commonwealth at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Register here. A reception follows.

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In prayer and in public, your voices are urgently needed to bring Gospel values to bear on vital decisions being made by those who represent you.
The Virginia Catholic Conference is the public policy agency representing Virginia’s Catholic bishops and their two dioceses.