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Oct. 15 is your last opportunity to register to vote in time for the November 3 elections

October 14, 2020 by Jeff Caruso

Court extends Va. voter registration deadline to Oct. 15; register now   Election Day is Nov. 3. Today, a federal judge in Virginia ordered the voter registration deadline extended in the...

VCC releases voter education resources

September 15, 2020 by Jeff Caruso

Bishops’ letter and Presidential candidate comparison issued to help voters prepare for Nov. 3   November 3 is Election Day. To help you prepare for these critical decisions, two vital resources...

This Week at the 2020 Virginia General Assembly Special Session

August 28, 2020 by Jeff Caruso

The Virginia General Assembly convened on August 18 to consider bills that address the economic impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the Commonwealth’s budget and issues surrounding criminal...

USCCB Chairmen Praise Supreme Court Decision Recognizing Right of Church to Choose Its Own Leaders

July 8, 2020 by Jeff Caruso

USCCB Chairmen Praise Supreme Court Decision Recognizing the Right of the Church to Choose Its Own Leaders   WASHINGTON –The Supreme Court of the United States has issued its decision in the...

USCCB Chairmen Welcome Supreme Court Decision Preserving the Religious Liberty of Little Sisters

July 8, 2020 by Jeff Caruso

USCCB Chairmen Welcome Supreme Court Decision Preserving the Religious Liberty of Little Sisters   WASHINGTON – The Little Sisters of the Poor recently went to the Supreme Court of the United States...

USCCB Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision in Blaine Amendment Case

June 30, 2020 by Jeff Caruso

U.S. Bishops’ Religious Liberty and Catholic Education Chairmen Grateful for Supreme Court’s Decision in Blaine Amendment Case   WASHINGTON – Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued...

USCCB Statement: Catholic Bishops’ Pro-Life Chairman's Statement on Supreme Court Decision

June 29, 2020 by Jeff Caruso

Catholic Bishops’ Pro-Life Chairman Says Supreme Court Decision Continues Cruel Precedent of Prioritizing Abortion Business Interests Over Women’s Health and Safety   WASHINGTON– Today, the Supreme...

USCCB Alert: Ask your U.S. Senators to support the Dream Act of 2019 (S. 874)

June 23, 2020 by Jeff Caruso

USCCB calls for action to protect childhood immigrants, others with temporary protected status.     The alert linked here has been issued by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Please stand...

How did your legislators vote in 2020 session?

May 6, 2020 by Jeff Caruso

Session far different than past years, new VCC resource reports sweeping changes and future threats   During the two-month legislative session, nearly 1300 bills passed, some drastically altering...

Outcomes on legislation, stay tuned for more

April 16, 2020 by Jeff Caruso

Governor Northam signs abortion expansion legislation and bills that fail to protect religious liberty Last month and earlier this month, many of you acted on alerts we sent asking Governor Northam...

Statement by Bishop Burbidge and Bishop Knestout on Governor’s Signature of Abortion Bills

April 11, 2020 by Jeff Caruso

Statement by Bishop Burbidge and Bishop Knestout on Governor’s Signature of Abortion Bills Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington and Bishop Barry C. Knestout of the Diocese of...

Pray for our civic leaders during this time of crisis

March 24, 2020 by Jeff Caruso

Pray for our civic leaders during this time of crisis They need God’s guidance as they make far-reaching decisions that affect us all.   Last evening, we joined nearly 3,000 fellow members of the...

This Week at the 2020 Virginia General Assembly – Week 9

March 6, 2020 by Jeff Caruso

This Week at the 2020 Virginia General Assembly – Week 9   The unusually high volume of bills remaining resulted in extra long floor sessions all week, sometimes extending well into the night...

This Week at the 2020 Virginia General Assembly--Week 8

February 28, 2020 by Jeff Caruso

This Week at the 2020 Virginia General Assembly--Week 8   The Virginia General Assembly is nearing the conclusion of its work for 2020, so this past week saw long hours spent debating bills in...

This Week at the 2020 Virginia General Assembly--Week 7

February 21, 2020 by Jeff Caruso

This Week at the 2020 Virginia General Assembly--Week 7   In these final weeks of session, the number of bills still being debated has narrowed, but the intensity of the debate surrounding some of...

This Week at the 2020 Virginia General Assembly--Week 6

February 14, 2020 by Jeff Caruso

This Week at the 2020 Virginia General Assembly--Week 6   Crossover Day was this past Tuesday, the Tuesday of Week 6 at the Virginia General Assembly.  At this point in the session, all...

This Week at the 2020 Virginia General Assembly--Week 5

February 7, 2020 by Jeff Caruso

  This Week at the 2020 Virginia General Assembly--Week 5     Week 5 at the Virginia General Assembly saw committees rushing to get their work done as the Crossover Day deadline looms next...

This Week at the 2020 Virginia General Assembly--Week 4

January 31, 2020 by Jeff Caruso

This Week at the 2020 Virginia General Assembly--Week 4     Week 4 at the Virginia General Assembly was a busy one as floor sessions had long agendas and House and Senate committees started to...

Virginia Bishops' Statement on Passage of Abortion Bills

January 29, 2020 by Jeff Caruso

Statement by Bishop Burbidge and Bishop Knestout on Passage of Abortion Bills Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington and Bishop Barry C. Knestout of the Diocese of Richmond issued...

This Week at the 2020 Virginia General Assembly--Week 3

January 24, 2020 by Jeff Caruso

This Week at the 2020 Virginia General Assembly--Week 3   Today is the March for Life in Washington, DC, and we stand with all who are showing their solidarity with the cause of protecting the...

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