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Pennsylvania Recognized for Passage of Anti-Human Trafficking Bills

This year thousands of Catholic advocates stood up for the voiceless and asked the Pennsylvania legislature to toughen laws against human traffickers.  On July 2, Governor Tom Corbett signed Senate Bill 75 into law, which will make it easier for law enforcement to prosecute trafficker
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Update: Senate Aging & Youth Committee Vote on HB 162

The Pennsylvania Senate Aging and Youth Committee amended House Bill 162, before voting it out of committee by a vote of 9-2. The legislation passed the House of Representatives in October 2013. The initial proposal would have required the Pennsylvania Department of Health to provide
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PA Catholic Conference, Gov Corbett

Hubert Michael’s Execution Delayed Again

This morning, Governor Tom Corbett granted a temporary reprieve to Hubert Michael, who was scheduled to be executed on September 22. The governor issued the reprieve due to the Department of Corrections’ apparent inability to carry out the execution due to a lack of lethal injection d
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Voter Registration Pennsylvania

Not Registered to Vote? Your Opinion Doesn’t Count.

Have you moved into the state or to a new county since the last election? Turned 18 recently? Are you recently married?  Or did you just never get around to registering to vote? You aren’t alone, as more than 24% of eligible voters are not registered. But be more than a sad statistic!
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Support the Second Chance Act

Giving People a Second Chance Promotes Human Dignity and Keeps Communities Safe The United States Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to discuss reauthorization of the Second Chance Act (H.R. 3465/S.1690) in the coming weeks.  In order to broaden support for this important legisla
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Meet the 2014 Candidates for Governor

Printer-friendly Church Bulletin Insert There are many issues on the minds of Catholic voters in this election. On November 4, Election Day in the Commonwealth, we have important political choices to make. The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference invited both candidates for Pennsylvania g
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Bishop Zubik visits Beaver County Jail

From the Beaver County Times Twenty-six voices echoed the Lord’s Prayer in the gym of the Beaver County Jail as Bishop David Zubik delivered Mass Wednesday night. “I think it’s just so important to put ourselves in the shoes of another person,” Zubik said of visiting the inmates
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