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Tell legislators: Don’t exacerbate Virginia’s health challenges

April 6, 2021 by Jeff Caruso

Tell legislators: Don’t exacerbate Virginia’s health challenges  Read the Blog Post here. If you are not a member of the Conference's advocacy network, click here to receive...

Statement by Bishop Burbidge & Bishop Knestout on VA Death Penalty Abolition

March 24, 2021 by Jeff Caruso

Statement by Bishop Burbidge and Bishop Knestout on Governor Northam’s Signature of Legislation Abolishing Virginia’s Death Penalty Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington and...

Statement by Bishop Burbidge and Bishop Knestout on Governor Northam’s Signature of Abortion Expansion Legislation

March 12, 2021 by Jeff Caruso

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

End of 2021 Virginia General Assembly Session Summary

February 26, 2021 by Jeff Caruso

  End of Session Summary   Within the next few days, the 2021 Virginia General Assembly session is expected to end. Thank you to everyone who acted on our many alerts over this fast-paced...

This Week at the 2021 Virginia General Assembly--Week 5

February 12, 2021 by Jeff Caruso

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Statement by Bishop Burbidge and Bishop Knestout on Passage of Death Penalty Abolition Legislation

February 5, 2021 by Jeff Caruso

Statement by Bishop Burbidge and Bishop Knestout on Passage of Death Penalty Abolition Legislation Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington and Bishop Barry C. Knestout of the Diocese...

This Week at the 2021 Virginia General Assembly--Week 4

February 5, 2021 by Jeff Caruso

This Week at the 2021 Virginia General Assembly--Week 4   Today marks “crossover” at the General Assembly. After today, each chamber can only consider bills passed by the other chamber, except...

This Week at the 2021 Virginia General Assembly--Week 3

January 29, 2021 by Jeff Caruso

This Week at the 2021 Virginia General Assembly--Week 3   Deliberating during the middle point of a constantly accelerating 30-day session, the Virginia General Assembly considered bills of...

Statement by Bishop Burbidge and Bishop Knestout on VA House of Delegates Passage of Abortion Expansion Legislation

January 26, 2021 by Jeff Caruso

Statement by Bishop Burbidge and Bishop Knestout on Virginia House of Delegates Passage of Abortion Expansion Legislation Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington and Bishop Barry C...

Statement by Bishop Burbidge and Bishop Knestout on Virginia Senate Passage of Abortion Expansion Legislation

January 22, 2021 by Jeff Caruso

Statement by Bishop Burbidge and Bishop Knestout on Virginia Senate Passage of Abortion Expansion Legislation Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington and Bishop Barry C. Knestout of...

This Week at the 2021 Virginia General Assembly--Week 2

January 22, 2021 by Jeff Caruso

This Week at the 2021 Virginia General Assembly--Week 2   Deliberating during a 30-day session, the Virginia General Assembly is accelerating its consideration of bills, include some of top...

This Week at the 2021 Virginia General Assembly--Week 1

January 15, 2021 by Jeff Caruso

This Week at the 2021 Virginia General Assembly--Week 1   The Virginia General Assembly gaveled in on Wednesday to start its 2021 session. The session has already accelerated quickly. Like...

Oppose transgender regulations proposed by VA Department of Education

January 8, 2021 by Jeff Caruso

Model policies disregard role of parents   Your input is needed!   What:  Oppose transgender policies proposed by the Virginia Department of Education.   When:  Comments...

Don't let Virginia go to pot

December 16, 2020 by Jeff Caruso

Don't let Virginia go to pot   Please read the blog post here. If you are not a member of the Conference's advocacy network, click here to receive regular Conference email alerts and updates...

Capping off National Adoption Month

November 30, 2020 by Jeff Caruso

Catholic Charities continues to cultivate loving homes for children   Today is the last day of National Adoption Month, and the signs of transition are all around us. Yesterday marked the...

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...

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