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Harborcreek Arts Center Gives Youth New Life

He’s only 17, but Nick Smith says the past year has been the best of his life. He credits Harborcreek Youth Services (HYS), a psychiatric residential treatment center for young people. “It saved my life,” says Nick, whose real last name is withheld to protect his privacy. Located in H
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More Than 100 People Attend Evening of ‘Prayer and Support’ in Connellsville

The Immaculate Conception Parish in Connellsville served as the backdrop for the first Summer Diocesan Drug Education and Prayer Service organized by Greensburg Bishop Edward C. Malesic. The event was held on Tuesday, July 11 and was attended by more than 100 people from across the di
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State Budget Round Up for 2017-2018

Governor Tom Wolf announced his decision to let the General Assembly’s $32 billion FY 2017-2018 spending plan become law without his signature, despite the legislature’s unresolved negotiations for the revenue to back it up. The governor said he hopes that lawmakers “will come togethe
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How Do You Stay Connected? Do You Follow Your Diocese? Pope Francis Wants to Know

In preparation for the upcoming snyod on youth, faith and vocations, Pope Francis is asking the faithful, particularly young people ages 16-29, to tell him about their engagement within the Catholic Church. The Vatican has recently launched an anonymous online survey geared to young p
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Bishop Zubik Releases Statement on Senate’s Proposed Health Care Plan

Bishop David A. Zubik of the Diocese of Pittsburgh recently released a statement urging members of the U.S. Senate to remove a provision in the proposed healthcare reform bill that would severely limit health care access for those most in need. Calling access to health care a basic hu
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Greensburg Bishop Responds to “The Crisis That is Upon Us.”

Bishop Edward C. Malesic of the Diocese of Greensburg recently held a news conference to outline the Catholic Church’s local response to the statewide heroin and opioid crisis. Specifically, Bishop Malesic released a pastoral letter calling on people in the diocese to take action agai
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Act Now to Support Increasing Education Tax Credits!

Pennsylvania’s constitutional deadline of June 30 to pass a state budget is quickly approaching. House Bill 250, which would increase tax credits available under the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program by $50 million (raising it to $175 million) and the Opportunity Schol
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