The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) is saddened by the news that Metropolitan Basil M. Schott, Archbishop of the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, died on Thursday, June 10, 2010. He will be laid to rest next week.
Pope Benedict XVI said the Year for Priests might have been ruined by the clerical sex abuse scandal, but instead became a “summons to purification” in the church. Concelebrating Mass June 11 with some 15,000 priests, the pope said that “the enemy,” Satan, want
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Arithmetic can be a challenging subject, as any student cramming for finals will tell you. State lawmakers in Harrisburg will agree. Right now, they must solve a particularly tough math problem – balance the Commonwealth budget before June 30.
Two legislative bills have been introduced to restore funding for Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program to $75 million. Established in 2001, EITC is an educational program that gives children a the chance to attend the best school available to them and provi
For the third consecutive time since May 2009, Gallup polling has found more Americans identify themselves as “pro-life” rather than “pro-choice.” A May 3 Gallup poll found that 47 percent of Americans call themselves “pro-life,” while 45 percent ca
The unofficial results of yesterday’s primary election are posted on the Pennsylvania Department of State website. The following statewide candidates won their party’s nod for the general election in November.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS) has partnered with The Catholic University of America to develop an educational website that highlights the significant role that the U.S. Catholic bishops and the institutional Church in the
As part of a statewide effort to educate people about candidates and their positions on issues important to Catholic voters, the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) sent a questionnaire to candidates for statewide office to give them the opportunity to make their positions known on
Fifteen hundred students, teachers, parents and legislators gathered at the Capitol on Tuesday, May 4, 2010, to show their support for the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. The party is hosted every year with the dual purpose of celebrating the highly-praised program