Join thousands of fellow Catholics who are taking the faith into the public square through tangible commitments to charity, advocacy and other efforts which build a culture of life here in the northern tier of Virginia. Learn more about the opportunities available to you at Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington, the Virginia Catholic Conference, and the Respect Life office of our Diocese.
Charities of the Diocese of Arlington
According to its mission statement, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington (CCDA), “seeks to implement the Church’s mission of social justice in the Diocese of Arlington in ways that strengthen individuals, families, and communities. Catholic Charities extends its services and resources to all in
need; convenes the Catholic community to fulfill the Church’s mission of social justice; and advocates for social justice and seeks to empower others to do the same.” CCDA fulfills its mission in numerous ways, including family counseling, adoption services, immigration services, jobs ministry, prison ministry, food
pantries, and family transitional housing. For more information, visit
Office of the Diocese of Arlington
The Respect Life Office works to promote respect for all human life from the moment of conception until natural death through offering resources to help respect life, both in prayer and in action, including a monthly Respect Life Mass and Rosary, the 40 Days for Life prayer campaign, legislative action, educational
material, and pregnancy assistance. For more information, visit the
Respect Life Office page.
The Virginia Catholic Conference
The Virginia Catholic Conference (VCC) is the public policy advocacy organization representing Virginia's two Catholic Bishops, Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington, and Bishop Francis DiLorenzo of the Diocese of Richmond, and their dioceses in matters before the Virginia General Assembly, the U.S. Congress, and the state and federal administrations and their agencies. The VCC advocates for matters involving respect life, social justice, and family life and education. For more information, visit