- Apr 16, 2021
While standing outside the prison that housed Virginia’s execution chamber, Gov. Ralph Northam signed legislation abolishing the death penalty in the state March 24.
By signing a measure that inserts abortion without limits into Virginia’s health benefits exchange, Gov. Ralph Northam “has crossed yet another tragic threshold,” said the heads of the state’s two Catholic dioceses.
Both the Virginia House of Delegates and the Virginia Senate have now passed bills that would abolish the death penalty in the state.
The Virginia House of Delegates and Senate have passed a bill allowing tax-funded abortion for any reason in Virginia’s health exchange.
As the culminating event for the commemoration of its bicentennial year, the Diocese of Richmond had big plans for its first eucharistic congress.
The Catholic Diocese of Richmond announced Thursday that it is paying $6.3 million to 51 people who experienced sexual abuse as minors by clergy.
July 11 was the 200th anniversary of Pope Pius VII establishing the Diocese of Richmond — one of the first seven Catholic dioceses in the United States. That alone was to be celebrated that day with representatives from the diocese’s 138 parishes.
The Catholic Diocese of Richmond announced it has began reviewing child sexual abuse allegations made against four former priests in Virginia.