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Time is running out: Register for Virginia in Jeopardy

October 11, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

Register for “Virginia in Jeopardy: What’s at stake for the Commonwealth and you!”   2019 was a year of radical legislative proposals in Virginia: Extreme abortion bills, attempts to legalize...

EVENT REMINDER: PLEASE ATTEND – Life Matters: Learning about the issues

September 26, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

Join the VCC at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Lynchburg! The Virginia Catholic Conference is pleased to partner with the St. Thomas More Respect Life Ministry on an important presentation in...

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...

Help register voters

July 26, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

Virginia Catholic Conference provides key voter registration resource, encourages parishes to conduct drives   In an era when more people worldwide are gaining the right to vote, many Americans...

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,...

Religious Freedom Week: Join us for Prayer, Reflection, and Action

June 24, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

Religious Freedom Week Began this Week! June 22 - 29 The following alert was issued by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB):         Non...

Calling all Catholic healthcare providers: Our rights are being threatened

June 11, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

Will you let New York-style abortion on demand and other conscience-killing laws spread to Virginia? Calling all Catholic healthcare providers!   You may have heard about Del. Kathy Tran’s...

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...

Take action now: Protect parental rights and religious freedom in the counseling of children

May 13, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

Your voice is needed; stand up for parental rights!   Last month we wrote to you about a proposal to ban licensed counselors from providing reparative or “conversion” therapy to children...

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...

USCCB Alert: Born-Alive Legislation Deserves a Vote in the People’s House

April 18, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

Please take action now!   The following alert has been issued by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Thank you to all who urged your U.S. representative to sign the discharge petition to...

Take action now: Protect parental rights and religious freedom in counseling

April 12, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

Your voice is needed by April 17! Last week, we wrote to alert you about a proposal to ban licensed professionals from providing reparative or “conversion” therapy to children.  Reparative...

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 March for Life – Updates

March 28, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

March for Life less than a week away!!   We cannot wait to see many of you for the first annual Virginia March for Life in less than a week on April 3rd! We are expecting a crowd of several...

Great News: Exciting new opportunities for pre-K children in VA

March 27, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

Education Improvement Scholarship program will now serve pre-K children!   EXCITING news to report from Richmond!  SB 1015, Senator Stanley and Delegate Landes, has been signed by the...

USCCB alert: urge Congress to protect religious liberty!

March 26, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

Please take action now! The following alert has been issued by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Congress will soon vote on H.R. 5, the Equality Act, sweeping legislation that would add...

Virginia March for Life – Exciting Updates

March 15, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

Powerful pro-life speakers coming to Richmond!   We are thrilled to announce that the first ever Virginia March for Life will be welcoming Melissa Ohden, a survivor of a saline infusion abortion,...

USCCB/JFI Alert: Ask DHS to rescind "Remain in Mexico" policy

March 14, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

USCCB calls for action to protect asylum seekers, families     Please take action now: Ask the Department of Homeland Security to rescind the "Remain in Mexico" policy and support asylum seekers...

Virginia March for Life – April 3rd – Mark your Calendar

March 4, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

March for the Unborn!   We cannot be silent.  We must stand together and speak the truth on behalf of those that cannot. Please join us for the first annual Virginia March for Life on April...

USCCB alert: Further action needed after Born Alive bill fails

February 27, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

Tell Senators Warner and Kaine you strongly disapprove of their votes against the bill   Last night the US Senate failed to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S. 311) on...

Major pro-life provision included in state budget

February 25, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

Hyde Amendment on its way to Governor’s desk!   The General Assembly session ended yesterday, with the House and Senate passing an agreed upon package of amendments to the state budget. In a...

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...

This Week at the 2019 Virginia General Assembly-Week 7

February 22, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

This Week at the 2019 Virginia General Assembly-Week 7   With just one day left in this year’s General Assembly session, the budget conferees are coming down to the wire in final negotiations...

ERA Fight Over

February 21, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

Virginia stands strong against pro-abortion efforts ERA proponents’ procedural efforts to circumvent long established rules in the Virginia House of Delegates FAILED today.  The decision...

This Week at the 2019 Virginia General Assembly-Week 6

February 15, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

This Week at the 2019 Virginia General Assembly-Week 6   On Tuesday the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond hosted our fourth annual Virginia Vespers: Evening Prayer for the Commonwealth,...

This Week at the 2019 Virginia General Assembly-Week 5

February 8, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

In the midst of scandal, controversy and uncertainty at the Capitol here in Richmond this week, the General Assembly continued to forge ahead with its work on amendments to the state’s two-year...

USCCB Call to Action: Urge The Senate To Stop Infanticide!

February 6, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

Please take action! Your voice is needed to protect babies who are born alive after an abortion.  The U.S. Senate could vote as soon as this week on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection...

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This Week at the 2019 Virginia General Assembly-Week 4

February 1, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

This Week at the 2019 Virginia General Assembly-Week 4 Working early in the morning and late into the night throughout the week, our team battled especially hard against mounting threats to life and...

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Extreme abortion measures defeated, vigilant efforts continue on ERA and health mandates

January 30, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

Stay Alert- Threats to the unborn are coming to VA A nationwide movement to enshrine “abortion rights” into state laws is coming to Virginia. The Virginia General Assembly saw a bill filed this year...

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This Week at the 2019 Virginia General Assembly-Week 3

January 25, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

This Week at the 2019 Virginia General Assembly-Week 3 We have many new developments to report this week. Read highlights of our work during the third week of session below. But first, please...

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This Week at the 2019 Virginia General Assembly-Week 2

January 18, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

This Week at the 2019 Virginia General Assembly-Week 2 The 2019 session of the Virginia General Assembly is in full swing. Here are some key developments this week. Abortion and pregnant women...

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VA Bishops sign US Catholic Climate Declaration

January 16, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

January 16,...

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This Week at the 2019 Virginia General Assembly-Week 1

January 11, 2019 by Jeff Caruso

This Week at the 2019 Virginia General Assembly-Week 1 The 2019 session of the Virginia General Assembly began on Wednesday. And what a fast start it has been!   Equal Rights Amendment...

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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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...

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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