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Apr 27, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- A small Virginia church has filed a lawsuit against the governor, after a pastor was cited for hosting a service with 16 people. Lawyers for the pastor say the church serves poor people, many of whom live without internet, and that the state’s Stay at Home Order disproportionately impacts the poor, and churches that serve them.
Apr 11, 2020 - 02:20 pm .- Virginia’s Catholic bishops lamented a decision by the state’s governor to sign abortion legislation passed in the Virginia legislature earlier this year. The bishops said it is offensive to pro-life Christians that the governor chose Good Friday as the day to sign the legislation.
Mar 25, 2020 - 11:00 am .- Virginia governor Ralph Northam has made it a criminal offense to attend church services of more than 10 people. An executive order went into effect in the commonwealth on Tuesday, March 24, making any non-essential gatherings a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail or a fine of $2,500. 
Jan 30, 2020 - 12:15 pm .- Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, a Catholic, cast the tie-breaking vote on Wednesday to pass a bill to liberalize abortion access in the commonwealth. 
Nov 6, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- In Virginia, Democrats won both chambers of the state legislature and will hold both the state house and governor’s mansion for the first time since 1994.
Aug 29, 2019 - 11:00 am .- A Democratic Party activist with a history of anti-Catholic and other bigoted social media posts has resigned from Virginia Council of Women after her appointment prompted outcry from Catholics. 
Aug 26, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- The Governor of Virginia has appointed a Democratic activist with a history of profane, anti-Catholic statements to an influential public body. 
Feb 8, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- The Virginia March for Life is being organized by a partnership between The Family Foundation, Virginia Catholic Conference, the Virginia Society for Human Life, and the national March for Life.
Feb 4, 2019 - 04:48 pm .- Ralph Northam, outlined his support for a controversial state abortion bill. Speaking about the bill, he outlined a “discussion” about the fate of children who survived in-labor abortions, appearing to many to support to a measure that would offer infanticide by another name.
Feb 1, 2019 - 11:00 pm .- Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) told CNA that he thinks that embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D), should step down from office or face a bipartisan-led recall campaign.
Jan 31, 2019 - 02:45 pm .- Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington and Bishop Barry C. Knestout of the Diocese of Richmond issued statements Thursday condemning a proposed abortion bill in the Virginia legislature and comments made by the state’s governor.

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