Catholic schools – faith formation, academic excellence, nurturing environment

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Life, marriage and family – witness, ministries and advocacy

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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

Bishops Respond to Recent Extreme Abortion Legislation in Virginia

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U.S. Senate Fails to Pass Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

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Updates

Virginia March for Life – Exciting Updates

March 15, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

Powerful pro-life speakers coming to Richmond!   We are thrilled to announce that the first ever Virginia March for Life will be welcoming Melissa Ohden, a survivor of a saline infusion abortion,...

USCCB/JFI Alert: Ask DHS to rescind "Remain in Mexico" policy

March 14, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

USCCB calls for action to protect asylum seekers, families     Please take action now: Ask the Department of Homeland Security to rescind the "Remain in Mexico" policy and support asylum seekers...

Virginia March for Life – April 3rd – Mark your Calendar

March 4, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

March for the Unborn!   We cannot be silent.  We must stand together and speak the truth on behalf of those that cannot. Please join us for the first annual Virginia March for Life on April...

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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.

Sharing the Journey with Refugees

July 6, 2018 by Kevin Mauer

People often wonder why the Catholic Church cares so much about refugees. There are several compelling answers. First, as people forced from their homelands by persecution, refugees (and migrants generally) are among the populations the Bible and Catholic social teaching most often command us to care for. Second, American Catholic institutions have gladly taken on […]

What I saw inside Sussex I Prison

July 3, 2018 by Kevin Mauer

I was … in prison and you visited me.  ~Matthew 25:35-36 Our Savior identifies with prisoners, and not just the innocent ones. Most of the men in Sussex I, home of Virginia’s death row, will never live on the outside again. In maroon jumpsuits and white Velcro shoes, they move from room to room of […]

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 […]

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

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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