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A Virginia council of the Knights of Columbus will be permitted to hold its annual Memorial Day Mass on Monday, May 27, 2024, in a federal cemetery after the National Park Service (NPS) backed down and allowed the group to hold the observance.

Federal government backs down, allows Virginia Knights to hold annual Memorial Day Mass 

May 23, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The fraternal organization, which has “held the service at the park every year since at least the 1960s,” will be... Read more


Virginia Catholic bishops urge Gov. Youngkin to veto contraception mandate bills

May 1, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Both Roman Catholic dioceses in Virginia are urging Gov. Glenn Youngkin to veto bills that would establish a “right to... Read more

Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington and Bishop Barry Knestout of Richmond.

Virginia bishops warn of ‘deadly harm’ in new assisted suicide bill

Feb 7, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The bishops’ statement called Virginia’s “Death with Dignity” bill being considered by the state Legislature a “lethal measure” that could... Read more

Members of the Houston-based Catholic Organization of Life carry their flag, alongside the state flag, at the 2024 Texas March for Life.

Pro-life leaders are ‘laser-focused’ on state marches this election year: Here’s what you need to know

Jan 31, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

With abortion set to be on the ballot this year in many states across the country, pro-life groups in several... Read more

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin greets voters at Haymarket Elementary School Nov. 7, 2023, in Haymarket, Virginia.

Democrats take control of Virginia Legislature, dooming governor’s 15-week abortion ban

Nov 8, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Democrats took slim majorities in both chambers of the Virginia Legislature after winning a handful of competitive swing districts. Read more

Ultrasound scan of 15 week-old baby

Virginia’s legislative elections could seal fate of 15-week abortion ban proposal

Nov 6, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

All 40 Virginia Senate seats and all 100 Virginia House of Delegates seats will be on the ballot on Tuesday. Read more

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin with state police in 2023.

Virginia Gov. Youngkin issues directive to combat antisemitism

Nov 1, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin this week issued a directive meant to combat what the Republican executive called “hatred, intolerance, and... Read more

The former St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Roanoke, Virginia, is now the Basilica of St. Andrew.

Southwestern Virginia church named basilica 

Oct 14, 2023

By Matt McDonald

The former St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in the Diocese of Roanoke, Virginia, is now the Basilica of St. Andrew. Read more


Virginia bishops praise governor’s new transgender, parents’ rights school policies

Aug 3, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The recently released new policies affirmed that parents will maintain the right to considerable oversight of their children while they... Read more


New Virginia transgender student policies emphasize parental rights

Jul 19, 2023

By Daniel Payne

School personnel in Virginia are now required to keep parents informed on “matters related to their child’s health, and social... Read more


New Virginia law offers churches additional protections against being shut down  

Jul 11, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The new provision stems from concerns during the COVID-19 crisis that churches were being subject to overly strict pandemic mitigation... Read more


In swing-state Virginia, pro-life attorney general opts not to support abortion pill lawsuit

May 11, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares has refused to get involved and is instead defending a more moderate approach in the... Read more

Virginia state capitol.

Virginia Senate Democrats kill bill to protect infants born alive after failed abortions

Feb 17, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The Democrat-controlled Virginia Senate committee vote prevents the legislation from moving forward. Read more


Bill to ‘put the parent in the conversation’ on gender issues passes Virginia House

Feb 10, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

“Sage’s Law” would require school officials to defer to parents when a student claims to be transgender. Read more


Virginia Democrats block three bills restricting abortion 

Jan 27, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

A Democrat-controlled Virginia Senate committee voted down three bills that would have put more restrictions on abortion in the commonwealth. Read more

Scott A. Asalone, 65, a former priest at St. Francis de Sales Parish in Purcellville, pleaded guilty to sexual assault of a minor.

Former priest convicted of sexually abusing a minor in Virginia court

Dec 14, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Scott A. Asalone, 65, was arrested in Asbury Park, New Jersey, in 2020 on a felony charge of carnal knowledge... Read more


Christian pro-family group denied access to Virginia restaurant because of values

Dec 7, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

A pro-family organization was told by Metzger Bar and Butchery in Richmond, Virginia, that it would not be allowed to... Read more


Virginia Gov. Youngkin revokes schools’ transgender policies, asserts parental rights

Sep 19, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Parental rights and religious freedom are central to Virginia Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s new statewide policies for public schools released... Read more

Peter Vlaming

Fired over transgender pronoun mandate, Virginia teacher appeals to state supreme court

Sep 3, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A Virginia teacher fired for not using the “preferred pronoun” of a self-identified transgender student has appealed his case to... Read more

Virginia state capitol

Virginia governor signs death penalty repeal

Mar 24, 2021

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