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Action needed now: Doctors should eliminate pain, not their patients.

September 15, 2021 by Jeff Caruso

Urge healthcare professionals to OPPOSE assisted suicide in new survey by the Medical Society of Virginia.The Medical Society of Virginia has circulated a new members-only survey on assisted...

More action needed: Doctors should heal, NOT kill.

September 2, 2021 by More action needed: Doctors should heal, NOT kill.

Urge healthcare professionals to OPPOSE assisted suicide in new survey by the Medical Society of Virginia  The Medical Society of Virginia has circulated a new members-only survey...

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...

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...

This Week at the 2020 Virginia General Assembly--Week 2

January 17, 2020 by Jeff Caruso

This Week at the 2020 Virginia General Assembly--Week 2   The session’s pace picked up this week with committees hearing and advancing bills and floor votes on a few highly publicized issues...

This Week at the 2020 Virginia General Assembly-Week 1

January 10, 2020 by Jeff Caruso

This Week at the 2020 Virginia General Assembly-Week 1 Session began Wednesday, with Democrats in control of both the Senate and the House for the first time in decades. The Senate organized quickly...

VCC releases key voter education resources

September 20, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

Bishops’ letter & VCC resource outline principles & issues as voters prepare for Nov. 5 elections On November 5, voters across Virginia will elect members to all 140 seats in the General...

Statement on Special Session

July 8, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

Joint Statement from Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington, and Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout, Bishop of Richmond, on July 9th Virginia General Assembly Special Session On May 31,...

Virginia Catholic Conference Statement on New Federal District Court Order

May 15, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

Virginia Catholic Conference Statement on New Federal District Court Order In an unexpected May 14 Order, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson reversed his own dangerous ruling of May 6 which had put...

Virginia Bishops’ Statement on Federal District Court Decision

May 8, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

  Virginia Bishops’ Statement on Federal District Court Decision   On May 6, laws enacted by the people of Virginia were undermined, when a U.S. district court decision further advanced the...

How did your legislators vote in 2019 General Assembly Session?

April 29, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

Conference tracks senator, delegate votes on issues vital to life, liberty, education & other key concerns   For the Virginia Catholic Conference, this year’s 47-day Virginia General Assembly...

Victorious Day for the Unborn in Virginia

April 4, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

You Marched & Lives were saved!   Virginia March for Life: Yesterday was a powerful day as close to 7,000 people descended upon the Capitol marching for the sanctity of every human life...

Virginia bishops’ statement on Born Alive Act vote

February 25, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

Virginia Bishops’ Statement on U.S. Senate’s Failure to Pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act We are deeply dismayed and astounded that the U.S. Senate has failed to pass the...

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