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October 5, 2021 by Jeff Caruso

Read the bishops’ letter and the candidate position comparisons Election Day is November 2. To help you prepare, here are: A pre-election letter issued by Bishop Burbidge and Bishop...

Voter registration

August 18, 2021 by Jeff Caruso

Still time left to conduct drives, VCC resource provides key guidelines and tips  We are so grateful for all the interest we are seeing in voter registration drives. As our prior alerts...

Attend USCCB webinar to stop taxpayer-funded abortion

May 6, 2021 by Jeff Caruso

Webinar: Stop Taxpayer-Funded AbortionWednesday, May 12 at 2:00 pm (EDT)Powerful government officials are trying to force you to pay for abortion. Register now for next week’s USCCB webinar and...

Reminder: Check out our post-session materials

May 3, 2021 by Jeff Caruso

VCC vote report & blog post tell of consequential outcomes & opportunities for public input denied Last week, we shared two pieces that tell the story of our work during the 2021...

Read the Blog: A virtually new take on public testimony

April 28, 2021 by Jeff Caruso

A “virtually new take” on public testimonyYou might say that here in Richmond there was a “virtually new take” on the legislative process, unique in our legislature’s 401-year history. ...

How did your legislators vote in 2021 session?

April 26, 2021 by Jeff Caruso

Pandemic-altered 2021 General Assembly session focused on fewer bills, still yielded far-reaching outcomes  This General Assembly session (Jan. 13 – March 1) was unique, with strict bill...

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...

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