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Religious Liberty Update

The issue of religious liberty continues to be a topic of concern for many across the country and in the state. It is also of particular interest to the Catholic bishops of Pennsylvania as it relates to public policy. The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference’s Communications Director, Amy
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Recognize Harm To Poor And Amend “Graham-Cassidy” Bill Say U.S. Bishop Chairmen

From the USCCB – On September 21, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida and Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin called on the U.S. Senate to “think of the harm that will be caused to poor and v
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A Preview: Faith & Liberty Discovery Center

Would you like to see the first Catholic Bible printed in America? Its history traces back to its publisher, an Irish refugee, who advertised that he would print the Bible if he found 400 subscribers. He acquired 471, allowing him to print. Today, this Bible is one of the rarest books
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U.S. Bishops and PA Bishops Voice Concerns about Decision to End DACA

From the USCCB – The president and vice president along with chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have issued a statement about the Administration’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program after six months. Over 780,0
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U.S. Bishops Establish New Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism

From the USCCB – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops today announced the establishment of an Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism. Initiated by Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the USCCB, the committee will focus on addressing the sin of raci
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Statement on Racism – “A Prayer for Pittsburgh: A Prayer for Peace”

Msgr. Ronald P. Lengwin, spokesman for the Diocese of Pittsburgh, recently offered these remarks at “A Prayer for Pittsburgh: A Prayer for Peace,” an interfaith gathering at the City-County Building. He spoke on behalf of Bishop David A. Zubik, who was unable to attend. The full state
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Very Rev. Andriy Rabiy Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia

The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference extends congratulations and best wishes to Very Rev. Andriy Rabiy who was named this week as Auxiliary Bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia. He has been assigned the Tutular See of Germaniciana. Pope Francis concurred with t
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State Budget Round Up for 2017-2018

Governor Tom Wolf announced his decision to let the General Assembly’s $32 billion FY 2017-2018 spending plan become law without his signature, despite the legislature’s unresolved negotiations for the revenue to back it up. The governor said he hopes that lawmakers “will come togethe
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How Do You Stay Connected? Do You Follow Your Diocese? Pope Francis Wants to Know

In preparation for the upcoming snyod on youth, faith and vocations, Pope Francis is asking the faithful, particularly young people ages 16-29, to tell him about their engagement within the Catholic Church. The Vatican has recently launched an anonymous online survey geared to young p
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