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VCC Provides Voter Resources for Nov. 3 Election

“We need to participate for the common good. Sometimes we hear: a good Catholic is not interested in politics. This is not true: good Catholics immerse themselves in politics by offering the best of themselves so that the leader can govern.”

– Pope Francis, Sept. 26, 2013



Prior to Election Day on Nov. 3 and done every election year, the Virginia Catholic Conference has prepared voter education resources to help Catholics vote with an informed conscience.

Bishop Knestout and Bishop Burbidge have written a joint pre-election letter about the importance of faithful citizenship and the call to love one another even when we disagree. You can read the bishops’ letter on the VCC website.

Visit the VCC website for voter guidelines, which include guidelines for political activities for parishes and other Catholic entities!


Learn more about the teaching document for Catholics on political responsibility by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship (en Español)

Summary documents on Forming Faithful Citizenship can be found here:

This two-part summary is also available in Spanish:


For more information on faithful citizenship and political responsibility for voting, please visit the Civilize It website.

REMINDER: The Dioceses of Richmond and Arlington authorize parishes to use only materials provided by the diocese, the Virginia Catholic Conference and the USCCB. Non-diocesan voter-education resources are not authorized for parish use.

Below is a side-by-side comparison of the two presidential candidates. It is also available en español.


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