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Woman alone in empty church.

Why in-person worship matters

After Virginia’s governor appeared to suggest that church attendance is immaterial to the act of worship, one theologian says that... 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

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

Virginia bishops condemn Good Friday signing of abortion bill

Virginia’s Catholic bishops lamented a decision by the state’s governor to sign abortion legislation passed in the Virginia legislature earlier... 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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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

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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

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

Virginia governor appoints activist with history of anti-Catholic tweets

The Governor of Virginia has appointed a Democratic activist with a history of profane, anti-Catholic statements to an influential public... Read more

Virginia State Capitol building in Richmond, Virginia.

First official Virginia March for Life to be held in April

The Virginia March for Life is being organized by a partnership between The Family Foundation, Virginia Catholic Conference, the Virginia... Read more

An unborn baby at 20 weeks.

Commentary: Defending life is a culture war worth fighting

Ralph Northam, outlined his support for a controversial state abortion bill. Speaking about the bill, he outlined a “discussion” about... Read more

Senator Ben Sasse, who introduced the resolution in the Senate, pictured at the National Press Club, Oct. 2018.

Sen. Sasse: Virginia Gov. Northam is 'a creep' with 'no regard for human dignity'

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) told CNA that he thinks that embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D), should step down from... Read more

State Capital Building, Richmond Va.

Virginia bishops ‘distraught’ at abortion bill, governor’s comments

Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington and Bishop Barry C. Knestout of the Diocese of Richmond issued statements... Read more