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PA Man Named to Knights of Columbus Leadership

Michael O’Connor, a Pennsylvania native, was named supreme secretary of the Knights of Columbus during their annual conference in Toronto. The Diocese of Allentown reports that the annual gathering drew approximately 2,000 attendees from around the world – including knights, their fam
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Labor Day Statement 2016

This Labor Day, we draw our attention to our sisters and brothers who face twin crises—deep trials in both the world of work and the state of the family. These challenging times can pull us toward despair and all the many dangers that come with it. Into this reality, the Church shares
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Pittsburgh Diocese Comments on Justice Dept. Actions

We have always been willing to meet with representatives of the government to negotiate a mutually agreeable solution to our impasse over religious freedom. Our counsel and counsel for the other Supreme Court litigants had a meeting with representatives of the Department of Justice, a
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Religious Liberty: A Bitter Pill?

Many of us are unaware of the “ominous sign” delivered by the Supreme Court this summer. The Supreme Court sent the message that cases involving religious freedom are not even worth listening to after it recently refused to hear Stormans v. Wiesman, a challenge to a U.S. Court of Appe
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PA Teens Spend Summer Serving Others

Catholic service opportunities
Each summer, hundreds of Pennsylvania Catholic teens volunteer a portion of their summer to restoring homes, distributing food and spending time with those in need. Teens gather from the Commonwealth and beyond to dedicate their time to service and prayer at Catholic HEART Workcamp (C
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Pennsylvanians Participate in World Youth Day

Pilgrims all over the world are arriving for the highly anticipated World Youth Day 2016 (WYD) in Kraków, Poland.  Pope Francis will gather with young people from every corner of the world in Pope Saint John Paul II’s home country to celebrate their faith, all while concentrating on t
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Back to School Blessings for Scholarship Students

Summer vacation is still in full swing, but thousands of students are celebrating the chance to go to a new school this fall. This week the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed what is called the School Code Bill enabling support for public schools to move forward and providing a $25
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