Catholic Education

Judicial & Local Elections Just Days Away!

On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, Pennsylvanians will elect candidates to represent their political parties in contests for mayor, city council, county commissioner, township supervisor, school board, and many other municipal positions. We will also vote for judicial candidates: Justice of th
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House Passes EITC/OSTC Bill, Now on to Senate

On May 11, the Pa House of Representatives passed House Bill 752 with a vote of 166-26. House Bill 752 increases funding for the Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) by $100 million. Both programs are funded by companies that contribute
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school choice, eitc, ostc

EITC Program Celebrates 14 Years

On May 6, hundreds of students, parents and teachers from across the state gathered on the steps of the capitol to show support for the Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs. These programs provide scholarships to over 50,000 st
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The World Meeting of Families Coming to Philadelphia

People from around the world will gather in Philadelphia this September for the World Meeting of Families and Pope Francis’ first visit to the United States. More than a million and a half people are expected to participate in a week of activities, including Mass celebrated by the Pop
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Parish Youth Groups Give Teens Opportunities to Explore Faith through Service

Church youth groups provide a safe place where teens can explore their faith, learn from each other and help the greater community. High school students at St. Gregory Byzantine Church in Upper St. Clair, a parish of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, come together each
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Support HB 752

The longstanding EITC program has awarded over 450,000 scholarships to since its inception, allowing students to attend the school of their choice. The three-year-old OSTC program helps thousands more by giving special scholarships particularly for income eligible students who live in
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The High Return on Education Tax Credits

Savvy investors do their homework. Before buying stock they will research a company’s track record. Is the company making sales? Expanding its market? Are customers satisfied? It is smart to invest in proven success. Providing a quality education for our children is the most critical
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The World Meeting of Families: What you can do

The World Meeting of Families is just six months away. Archbishop Chaput of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia offered the following advice about what we can do to get involved in this historic and life-changing event:   First, World Meeting of Families is a very expensive event. Mu
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“What would we have done without it?”

“What would we have done without it?” That is the question one mother asked herself when speaking about the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC). After seeing her son thrive in the academically excellent and nurturing environment of her local Catholic school, this mom
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