Faith and Politics

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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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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USCCB President Comments on Supreme Court’s Oral Arguments on Marriage

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments April 28, on the constitutionality of states defining and recognizing marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Commenting on the oral arguments before the Court, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president
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Catholic Relief Services Mobilizes Response to Nepal Earthquake

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is launching a major relief effort in response to the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday, April 24. A CRS team is on the ground in Kathmandu, the capital city and one of the most affected areas, and our local partner Caritas Nepal has s
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Pope Francis names Very Rev. Edward Malesic Bishop of Greensburg

GREENSBURG — Pope Francis has appointed Very Rev. Father Edward C. Malesic, J.C.L., judicial vicar of the Diocese of Harrisburg and pastor of Holy Infant Parish, York Haven, bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg and accepted the resignation of Bishop Lawrence E. Brandt, 76, from pastora
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PA House Passes Resolution Condemning Global Persecution of Christians

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives today unanimously passed House Resolution 182.  According to the United States Department of State, Christians are persecuted in over 60 countries.  It has been estimated that 100 million Christians are persecuted each year. The resolution res
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Easter Vigil to Bring Thousands into the Catholic Church Across the United States

Thousands of people across the United States will be welcomed into the Catholic Church at this year’s Easter vigil, April 4, including a retired Marine captain who appeared on the cover of National Geographic, a woman from The Gambia now living in the Pacific Northwest and a woman fro
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Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral Open for Visitation, Prayer during Holy Week

The golden domed Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, located at  830 North Franklin Street is Philadelphia, is now open for visitation, prayer, veneration and meditation. Visiting hours  Holy Monday through Holy Thursday are 4 pm. to 6:30 pm;  Good Friday 12 noo
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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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