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Catholic Education

Report: PA’s Catholic Parishes, Ministries have Huge Economic Impact

We’ve told you before about the over $2 billion Catholic schools save Pennsylvania taxpayers each year. Of course the benefits go beyond the dollar signs, as the hundreds of Pennsylvania Catholic schools have graduated intelligent, successful, and community-minded citizens who h
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2015-2016 Session End Legislative Status Report

The 2015-2016 session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly officially closes on November 30. Here is the status of the several high priority bills that were on the legislative agenda of the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference. Pro-Life Legislation – House Bill 1948 would have banned barb
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Beyond the Headlines: Healing for Sexual Abuse Survivors

The first response that a survivor of childhood sexual abuse receives when revealing what happened to him or her is crucial for opening the door toward healing. “I believe you.” “It is not your fault.” “I am sorry that happened to you.” The news of grand jury investigations and a rene
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5 PA Catholic Schools Awarded Blue Ribbon

Five Catholic schools in Pennsylvania were awarded the distinction of the “National Blue Ribbon School ” from the United States Department of Education. These Blue Ribbon schools are chosen “based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achi
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“We work to provide our kids the best education”

When discussing school choice, “It’s easy to talk dollars and cents but what we really need to talk about is minds and souls and futures,” said the PCC’s Amy Hill during a feature on ABC27 about school choice.  The Garcia family spoke about the importance of a program like the E
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Study finds that religion contributes $1.2 trillion to US economy

A new study finds that religious groups in America contribute $1.2 trillion to the national economy, much of it in charitable services, which would be enough to make U.S. religion the 15th largest economy in the world. In his commentary on this study, Crux Contributor Christopher Whit
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Back to School Blessings for Scholarship Students

Summer vacation is still in full swing, but thousands of students are celebrating the chance to go to a new school this fall. This week the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed what is called the School Code Bill enabling support for public schools to move forward and providing a $25
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Education Should Never Be Left to Chance

On a cloudy day in May, hundreds of students and parents gathered on the Capitol steps in Harrisburg to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. Attendees heard the story of a student who found stability and safety in the school of their
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Statement on Judiciary Committee Hearing for HB 1947

The Senate Judiciary Committee today was scheduled to hear from several witnesses on whether House Bill 1947 violates Pennsylvania’s Constitution, which prohibits the General Assembly from retroactively altering statutes of limitations to revive causes of action that have expired. “I
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