Family and Education

“Families and homes go together. This makes us see how important it is to insist on the rights of the family and not only those of individuals. The family is a good which society cannot do without, and it ought to be protected. ‘The Church has always held it part of her mission to promote marriage and the family and to defend them against those who attack them,’ especially today, when they are given scarce attention in political agendas.”

— Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia: On Love in the Family, paragraph 44, March 2016

The Conference advocates for a range of public policy initiatives that preserve, protect and support marriage, the lifelong union of a man and a woman; the family, including policies that ensure all full-time workers have the resources they need to raise their families; and education and the right of parents to ensure their children have the education that best meets their needs.

Supporting Catholic education

VCC was instrumental in establishing the Education Improvement Scholarships Tax Credit, Virginia’s only school choice program. The EISTC allows individuals and corporations to receive a 65% state income tax credit for donations made to an eligible scholarship foundation (Diocese of Richmond, Diocese of Arlington). Continued advocacy in favor of this important program is vital. Please visit Virginia Parents Coalition to learn more.

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Catholic Church ministries and resources that serve marriage, families and education include:

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