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Ask federal govt to withdraw rule that would harm immigrant families

December 5, 2018 by Jeff Caruso

  Ask DHS to withdraw rule that would harm immigrant families USCCB Calls for Action to Protect Immigrant Families   In October, the Department of Homeland Security published a proposed rule on...

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Register now for Vespers, Feb. 12, 2019

December 4, 2018 by Jeff Caruso

Arlington, Richmond dioceses invite all to come together for dialogue, prayer with, and for, elected leaders and Virginia The 2019 Virginia General Assembly session begins in January, and you will...

USCCB Religious Liberty Alert: Urge Congress to Repeal "Parking Lot Tax"

November 26, 2018 by Jeff Caruso

Please take action today! Urge your Representative and Senators to repeal the "Parking Lot Tax!" A provision in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 would impose a new tax on parking and transit...

Assisted suicide rejected

November 8, 2018 by Jeff Caruso

Your comments were heard loud and clear! Yesterday, the Joint Commission on Health Care took decisive action on the recent assisted suicide study, on which the Virginia Catholic Conference and so...

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Vote today

November 5, 2018 by Jeff Caruso

Check out voter resources, then vote!   Today is Election Day!   Before heading to the polls, please visit the Virginia Catholic Conference’s website to view the Virginia bishops’ pre-election...

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Preparing to vote on November 6

November 2, 2018 by Jeff Caruso

Check out key voter education resources before you vote!   Last week, we shared with you a statement (now available in Spanish, too) issued by Bishop Burbidge and Bishop Knestout offering...

Virginia bishops issue pre-election statement

October 26, 2018 by Jeff Caruso

Bishops urge voters to be citizens faithful to the Lord   In anticipation of Election Day on November 6, Bishop Burbidge and Bishop Knestout have issued a statement offering principles and...

Election resources: where do the candidates stand?

October 5, 2018 by Jeff Caruso

Conference releases 2018 side-by-side comparison of candidates for U.S. Senate November 6th is Election Day. As it has done for other elected offices previously, the Virginia Catholic Conference is...

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Save the date for Virginia Vespers 2019

August 27, 2018 by Jeff Caruso

Join us at fourth annual Virginia Vespers to offer prayers for the Commonwealth   Please mark your calendars now for Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, as the Virginia Catholic Conference once again presents a...

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Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life

August 1, 2018 by Jeff Caruso

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...

New Ethical Shingles Vaccine – Say Thank you!

July 16, 2018 by Jeff Caruso

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...

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ACTION ALERT: Abortion is NOT Family Planning! - Show Your Support for the "Protect Life Rule"

June 14, 2018 by Jeff Caruso

If You Have Not Already, Submit Your Comments in Support of New Pro-Life Title X Regulations The Trump Administration just proposed new regulations to help ensure that abortion is separated from...

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USCCB Statement on Supreme Court Decision

June 4, 2018 by Jeff Caruso

USCCB Chairmen Applaud Supreme Court’s Respect for Religious Liberty in Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado...

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Health coverage expanded, pro-life efforts blocked as GA special session concludes

May 31, 2018 by Jeff Caruso

Budget includes vital help for poor, omits essential pro-life protections Last night, the Virginia General Assembly finally passed a budget, which now heads to the Governor’s desk. The approved...

Bishop Burbidge this week urged the faithful to speak out about the “almost unbelievable” new family life curriculum

May 24, 2018 by Jeff Caruso

Bishop urges parents, residents to send comments against alarming proposal to public school lessons Bishop Burbidge this week urged the faithful to speak out about the “almost unbelievable” new...

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We're here: VCC advocacy update for GA special session

April 25, 2018 by Jeff Caruso

Catholic Conference presses priorities as state legislators return to Richmond Two weeks after the Virginia General Assembly returned to Richmond for a special session on the budget, the Virginia...

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How did your legislators vote in 2018 General Assembly Session?

April 6, 2018 by Jeff Caruso

Conference tracks senator, delegate votes on issues vital to bishops, common good Among the nearly 4,000 bills and resolutions Virginia General Assembly members considered during their 60-day...

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2018 General Assembly Session highlights: Focus on protecting vulnerable, common good

March 14, 2018 by Jeff Caruso

Conference fends off religious liberty threats; preserves pro-life laws; advocates for poor, immigrants and students While legislators considered nearly 4,000 bills and resolutions during the...

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