Faith and Politics

Catholic Parish Helps Immigrants of All Faiths in Berks County

“It’s important for a parish to recognize the needs of the community and respond to it. In the Reading area, there is a large immigrant community. I was hearing from people – Catholics and non-Catholics – who were looking for language classes to help them bette
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Pennsylvania Native Serves as Catholic Relief Services Fellow

Many Catholics know of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) as the international charitable outreach of the church. When the devastating typhoon hit the Philippines, parishes across Pennsylvania held collections to send aid. Emergency relief is an important part of CRS’s work, but they do s
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The antidote to violence is love, not more violence.

Click here today to send a message to Governor Wolf in support of life over the death penalty!      
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Urge Congress to Protect Vulnerable People, Promote Peace

Protect Vulnerable People: Our brothers and sisters who have had to flee conflict in Syria and violence in Iraq now face harsh winter conditions. In Lebanon, Catholic Relief Services and our partner the Good Shepherd Sisters have been distributing shelter materials, food, blankets and
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Catholic Rural Ministry: Showing PA what it means to be Catholic

When Sister Mary Hoffman, OSB, and Sister Phyllis Schleicher, OSB, first opened the home base of the Catholic Rural Ministry in Port Allegheny, they had no idea the magnitude of the impact their presence would have on their local communities. Their presence in the Allegheny Mountains
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Catholic Leaders Welcome Supreme Court’s Review of Lethal Injection Use

WASHINGTON—The chairs of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development and Committee on Pro-life Activities welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court’s January 23 announcement that it would review the drug protocols of lethal injection executions in the state of Oklahoma. The court wi
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Cardinal O’Malley Welcomes House Passage of ‘No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act’

Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston and chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities, welcomed passage of the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015” (H.R. 7) by the U.S. House of Representatives. “By passing this legisl
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Support the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Hundreds of thousands of Americans will participate in the March for Life this week in Washington, DC. You can make your own stand for the dignity of life by sending a message in support of H.R. 36, important pro-life legislation. In a January 20 letter to Congress, Cardinal Seán O
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Tom Wolf Takes Office as Pennsylvania’s New Governor

Read Governor Wolf’s inaugural address here. Here is an excerpt: “More than anything, I want to thank all Pennsylvanians who worked so hard to get me here, and those who took a chance to vote for a different kind of leader. To those who didn’t, I hope I’m able
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