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Updates to Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Law

More Pennsylvania adults will be accountable for stopping and preventing child abuse with the recent passage of legislation that broadens the definition of who is a mandated reporter. State Sen. Kim Ward of Westmoreland County sponsored Senate Bill 21, which broadens the definition of
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World Meeting of Families, Pope Francis, Governor Corbett, PA Catholic Conference

Meeting the Pope

“Utterly amazing” are the words Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett used to describe what it was like to meet Pope Francis face-to-face before a crowd of 100,000 onlookers in Saint Peter’s Square in Rome. “I’ve met presidents. Those meetings were quite impressive,” he said, “but meeting
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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

We All Have a Role in Protecting Children  April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Catholic dioceses of Pennsylvania are reminding everyone everywhere that we must work together to ensure our children are protected and safe. Church teaching reminds us that every child i
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Senate Vote Scheduled Today on Senate Bill 1086

From the USCCB - UPDATE: The Senate this approved by voice vote Senator Tim Scott’s amendment clarifying that the CCDBG program continues to support the use of certificates for the purchase of child care services.  Thank you! ISSUE:  The Senate is voting today on S. 1086.  This
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Subsidiarity, Solidarity & the State

“It is the responsibility of the state to safeguard and promote the common good of society,” writes Pope Francis in his recent encyclical, Evangelii Gaudium, “Based on the principles of subsidiarity and solidarity, and fully committed to political dialogue and consensus building, it p
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Businesses Get Tax Credits with Scholarships

From the Times News-  Businesses can earn valuable tax breaks through their support of private primary and secondary education. Exactly how they can go about doing so was discussed by Robert L. Buck, CPA, of Buckno Lisicky & Company, as part of a recent joint luncheon between the
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Support Equal Education Funding in Pennsylvania

For many years, the annual state budget for textbooks and other instructional materials for non-public schools had increased at the same rate as the increase in public school subsidies. Whether the students attend public or nonpublic schools, their parents are taxpayers, so treating a
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New Nonpublic School Statistics

The Department of Education’s Office of Non-Public Education released the latest complete edition of the Digest of Education Statistics. They include: First-time private school kindergartners’ reading and mathematics average scale scores rose from the Fall 2010 assessment to the
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Why Indiana Voucher Parents Choose Private Schools

From the Friedman Foundation - In 2011, Indiana enacted the broadest school voucher program in the country. In the program’s first year, almost 4,000 families used vouchers to attend participating private schools, with the number of students applying for vouchers more than doubling in
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