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What Does the Church Teach about Life & Dignity?

This is part of a video series by the USCCB and Catholic Relief Services on Catholic Social Teaching. In this video, Cardinal Peter Turkson, Fr. James Martin, SJ, and Dr. Carolyn Woo, discuss Care for God’s Creation.
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Spread ‘A Vision of Life and Love’

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York called on everyone “concerned about the tragedy of abortion” to recommit to a “vision of life and love, a vision that excludes no one” on January 14. His statement marks the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision leg
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Make a Digital Pilgrimage for Life

When people hear the word “pilgrimage,” many think of far-off destinations, such as Lourdes, Fatima, or Santiago de Compostela. Today, in the digital era, we have the opportunity to make a pilgrimage without ever leaving our hometown. In fact, the U.S. Bishops are asking C
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USCCB Files Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Court Case Challenging HHS Mandate

The General Counsel of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) filed a brief amicus curiae, January 8, in the Zubik v. Burwell case now before the U.S. Supreme Court on the question of the contraceptive mandate of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The brief arg
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Do Not Be Indifferent to Abortion

The Pennsylvania abortion report was released this week with little note. The number of abortions in Pennsylvania in 2014 is about the same as the year before: 18 more for a total of 32,126. Statistically speaking, people may shrug their shoulders and think that’s neither good nor bad
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When did we see you? Poverty Awareness Month 2016

“With the present Jubilee of Mercy I want to invite the Church to pray and work so that every Christian will have a humble and compassionate heart, one capable of proclaiming and witnessing to mercy. It is my hope that all of us will learn to ‘forgive and give,’ to b
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A Break in the Budget Impasse

On Tuesday, December 29, 2015, Governor Tom Wolf finally signed a spending plan for Pennsylvania, although only part of it. He exercised his right to line item veto the budget bill passed by the General Assembly just before Christmas. After a six-month political stand-off between the
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