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Virginia Catholic Conference Statement on New Federal District Court Order In an unexpected May 14 Order, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson reversed his own dangerous ruling of May 6 which had put...
Your voice is needed; stand up for parental rights! Last month we wrote to you about a proposal to ban licensed counselors from providing reparative or “conversion” therapy to children...
Virginia Bishops’ Statement on Federal District Court Decision On May 6, laws enacted by the people of Virginia were undermined, when a U.S. district court decision further advanced the...
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 […]
Because We Are Catholic
The Reach of the Catholic Church in Virginia