Stop Dismemberment Abortions
April 6, 2017
Bishop Jugiis and Monsignor Shugrue issues an alert today in support of recently introduced legislation in the General Assembly. SB 425 is the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion. Read the alert and urge our state senators to support this bill.
Cut Funding to Planned Parenthood
March 15, 2017
Bishop Jugis and Monsignor Shugrue have sent out an alert to Catholic Voice NC participants urging them to contact North Carolina's two senators.
Read the Alert and Take Action!
New Ways to Support CVNC
March 13, 2017
Dear CVNC Participant,
Would you be interested in helping to increase the outreach and effectiveness of Catholic Voice North Carolina? CVNC is seeking to broaden its influence in the state by doing some additional grass roots organizing around the issues that are important to Catholics. We will do this through the creation of a group of supporters within CVNC.
Just to be clear, we are NOT soliciting funds here. What we are asking for is an additional grass-roots effort in support of CVNC as we seek to influence public policy in a Catholic way.
In the future as important issues arise we will like to ask these supporters to influence the people in their parishes and communities. For example, you could be an advocate for bulletin and pre-Mass CVNC announcements in your parish. You could also send a letter to the editor of your local newspaper or submit an op-ed column. We can help with the letters, columns and bulletin announcements by sending you some suggested copy that you could then add your thoughts to, or use unchanged.
If you would like to be involved, and help us make a greater impression on our elected officials, Click here and answer “Yes” to the survey question at the bottom of the page.
Thank you for your continued support of Catholic Voice North Carolina.
Yours in Christ,
The Most Reverend Peter J. Jugis
Bishop of Charlotte
The Very Reverend Michael Shugrue
Administrator, Diocese of Raleigh
Message from Bishops on Supreme Court Ruling
July 5, 2016
The Bishops send a brief message to more than 5,000 CVNC participants about the recent Supreme Court ruling on the Texas abortion case. Despite the setback from the high court for the pro-life movement, the Bishops reiterated their unwavering support and ongoing prayer for the unborn.
Read a pro-life column in reaction to the ruling that appeared in the Catholic News Herald and The Charlotte Observer.
Welcome to Catholic Voice North Carolina
Catholic Voice North Carolina is the non-partisan voice of the state's Catholic Bishops. The Most Reverend Peter J. Jugis of the Diocese of Charlotte joined The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge of the Diocese of Raleigh to found the organization in 2008.(See more on our History page) Currently the Bishop's seat for the diocese of Raleigh is vacant following the transfer of Bishop Burbidge to the Diocese of Arlington, VA. CVNC monitors legislation and other matters of public interest that intersect with the Teaching of the Catholic Church. Under the guidance of the two Bishops, participants in CVNC are asked to contact legislators and government officials when important matters are under consideration. On this website you can Look Up your elected representatives, read background material on our issues and Join CVNC. Membership is free and open to anyone living in North Carolina.
Visit Our Archive
Since our first alert in 2009 on the Choose Life License plate the bishops have been in contact with Catholic Voice NC participants dozens of time. Read original alerts from the bishops on:The right to life, Racial justice, Immigration and other topics.