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Virginia governor signs death penalty repeal

Gov. Ralph Northam (D-Va.) signed a bill Wednesday ending the death penalty in Virginia, making the commonwealth the 23rd state... Read more

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Virginia governor signs abortion coverage expansion into law

Virginia’s governor on Friday signed a bill into law expanding abortion coverage in the state, prompting a rebuke from the... Read more

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Virginia legislature votes to abolish the death penalty

Virginia is expected to become the first southern state to abolish the death penalty, after its general assembly voted on... Read more

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Virginia bishops deplore House passage of ‘drastic’ taxpayer funded abortion bill

The bishops of Virginia lamented the House of Delegates’ “tragic decision” to pass legislation that would permit abortion coverage for... Read more

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Virginia bishops oppose abortion bill passed by state senate

Virginia bishops opposed a bill allowing for taxpayer-funded abortion coverage that passed the state senate on Friday.    The bill,... Read more

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DOJ files statement of interest in church suit against Virginia governor

The Justice Department (DOJ) is backing a small community church suing Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, arguing that the state cannot single... Read more

Virginia Governor, Ralph Northam speaking in front of Alexandria City Hall, March 2019.

Virginia church sues governor over stay-at-home order

A small Virginia church has filed a lawsuit against the governor, after a pastor was cited for hosting a service with 16... Read more

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Churches closed in Maryland, not Virginia, after governors’ orders

The Archdiocese of Baltimore has closed all churches to private prayer and instructed priests to only offer sacraments in cases of... Read more

Virginia Governor, Ralph Northam speaking in front of Alexandria City Hall, March 2019.

Virginia governor makes attending church a criminal offense

Virginia governor Ralph Northam has made it a criminal offense to attend church services of more than 10 people. An... Read more

Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax applauds as Gov. Ralph Northam delivers the State of the Commonwealth address at the Virginia State Capitol, Jan. 8, 2020 in Richmond, Virginia.

Virginia Lt. Governor breaks senate tie to liberalize abortion access

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, a Catholic, cast the tie-breaking vote on Wednesday to pass a bill to liberalize abortion... Read more

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Virginia lawmakers repeal abortion restrictions

Virginia’s legislature has voted to repeal restrictions on abortions in the state. The state’s governor is expected to sign the... Read more

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State elections point to looming battles over abortion, LGBT, and gun rights

In Virginia, Democrats won both chambers of the state legislature and will hold both the state house and governor’s mansion... Read more

Split ruling for Virginia abortion regulations

A federal judge on Monday overturned two Virginia restrictions on abortion, while upholding several others, saying, “the right to choose... Read more

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Virginia Catholic Conference: 'Public accountability' important in death penalty cases

The Virginia Catholic Conference has spoken in support of a lawsuit demanding that the public be able to view the entirety... Read more

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Virginia governor accepts appointee's resignation over anti-Catholic tweets

A Democratic Party activist with a history of anti-Catholic and other bigoted social media posts has resigned from Virginia Council... Read more

Judge rules against Virginia law banning abortions by non-doctors

A federal judge in Richmond, Virginia has ruled against state medical regulations requiring first-trimester abortions be performed only by physicians.  Read more

A crowd gathers during the Virginia March for Life, April 3, 2019.

Virginia March for Life mobilizes new pro-life marchers

A crowd of thousands took to the streets of Richmond, Virginia on Wednesday to participate in Virginia’s first statewide March... Read more

Virginia Catholics praise dismissal of assisted suicide by state legislature

Virginia Catholics are praising the decision of a joint commission of the state legislature to take no action on a... Read more

Bishops pray for Catholic Congressman shot at baseball practice

Republican House Majority Whip and Catholic Steve Scalise, 51, was among multiple persons shot in an incident at a Congressional... Read more

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Virginia bishops: Death penalty won't heal a broken world

For two Catholic bishops in Virginia, the execution of a man convicted of brutally killing a family of four was... Read more