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Be prepared for the public comment period on physician-assisted suicide! The debate on physician-assistant suicide is coming to Virginia. As Catholics, we need to be prepared to meet this new and...
Bishops Call for a Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life From Friday, August 3, 2018 to Friday, September 28, 2018, U.S. bishops are calling for a nine-week Novena for the...
Please take a moment to thank GSK for developing a new shingles vaccine without using fetal cell lines from abortions. The FDA recently approved a new shingles vaccine that does not use aborted...
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Cardinal Turkson insisted that if we treat creation responsibly, we can trust it to support the entire human family.
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 […]
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