- Jan 28, 2020
The Virginia governor’s new appointee to a state council on women’s issues has resigned because of past derogatory comments about Catholics she made on social media.
A newspaper reports that one of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s new appointees to a state council on women’s issues has a history of making derogatory attacks against Catholics on Twitter.
The bishops who lead Virginia’s two dioceses blasted a federal judge’s decision allowing non-doctors to perform first-trimester abortions in the state, saying the ruling “goes beyond Roe v. Wade,” the 1972 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion virtually on demand.
An estimated 7,000 people, including busloads from the Richmond and Arlington dioceses, converged on the state Capitol April 3 in Richmond for the first Virginia March for Life.
Bishop Michael F. Burbidge celebrated Mass in the Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel on the campus of Marymount University in Arlington to kick off inauguration events for Irma Becerra March 28.
In response in part to the child sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church, Virginia will have a new law on July 1 requiring priests, ministers, rabbis and other clergy members to report suspected cases of child abuse or neglect.