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Recognize Harm To Poor And Amend “Graham-Cassidy” Bill Say U.S. Bishop Chairmen

From the USCCB – On September 21, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida and Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin called on the U.S. Senate to “think of the harm that will be caused to poor and v
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Rich soil: Parish reaps joyful harvest

A few years ago, an official with the South Hills Interfaith Movement approached Father Phillip Pribonic, pastor of St. Joan, about starting a community garden that would grow vegetables for SHIM’s network of food pantries. The 10,000-square-foot garden is now the largest one affiliat
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Resolved: Down Syndrome Lives Matter

Pennsylvania State Senator Scott Martin (R-Lancaster) asked an important question, “What kind of society do we want to live in?” Sen. Martin believes we should live in a world where everyone, including individuals with Down syndrome, is respected and admired for the joy and contributi
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A Preview: Faith & Liberty Discovery Center

Would you like to see the first Catholic Bible printed in America? Its history traces back to its publisher, an Irish refugee, who advertised that he would print the Bible if he found 400 subscribers. He acquired 471, allowing him to print. Today, this Bible is one of the rarest books
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U.S. Bishops and PA Bishops Voice Concerns about Decision to End DACA

From the USCCB – The president and vice president along with chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have issued a statement about the Administration’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program after six months. Over 780,0
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Bishop Alfred A. Schlert Ordained, Installed

“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire!” – St. Catharine of Siena On August 31, at a special mass held at the Cathedral of Saint Catharine of Siena, Bishop Alfred A. Schlert was ordained and installed as the Fifth Bishop of Allentown. He is the first prie
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Legislation introduced to address lack of housing for the homeless

The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference stands in support of legislation, House Bill 1076, that would use collaborative relationships among municipalities to address the need for housing for the homeless across the state. The bill, introduced by state Rep. Tom Caltagirone, D-Berks, would
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