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Oppose Unfair Retroactive Statutes of Limitation Amendments

The Catholic Church has learned hard lessons regarding child sexual abuse and has taken responsibility for the abuse that has occurred within its ranks.  The dioceses across Pennsylvania have implemented changes that offer assistance to abuse survivors and affirm that they are not at
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Assistance for Sexual Abuse Survivors

“I am deeply sorry. God weeps,” said Pope Francis last September after meeting with several sexual abuse survivors during his visit to Philadelphia. All of us in the Catholic community must do what we can to understand the pain, anger, and isolation experienced by a surviv
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Bishop Zubik Reacts to Supreme Court Action

In a statement reacting to the Supreme Court’s decision to remand Zubik et. al. v. Burwell back to the courts of appeals, Bishop Zubik of the Diocese of Pittsburgh released the following statement: “We are all grateful to God and the Supreme Court Justices that they have l
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Organ Donation: A Noble Act of Charity

Organ donation is a beautiful act of charity and solidarity. One family’s generous decision in a time of unimaginable pain results in another family’s reason to hope. The Catholic Church has long viewed organ donation as a gratuitous gift, and many families have been touch
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Catholic School Teachers Recognized at Capitol

Three Catholic school teachers were recognized by the Pennsylvania affiliate of the Council on American Private Education (PACAPE) for the outstanding dedication to the children in their care: Sister Margaret Rose Adams of Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Willow Grove; Maur
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Civic Commemoration of the Holocaust

On Monday, May 9, the thirty-second annual Civic Commemoration of the Holocaust was held in the Governor’s Reception Room at the State Capitol. Speakers included Rabbi Eric Cytryn of Beth El Temple in Harrisburg, Governor Tom Wolf and Reverend Bill Harter of the Presbyterian Church of
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Support Bill for Working, Nursing Moms

In the month of May, our minds turn to mom. We celebrate Mother’s Day on May 8, and, within the Church, the entire month is dedicated to the mother of Jesus, Mary. That makes May the right time to support House Bill 1100, a proposal before the Pennsylvania legislature that would provi
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