Faith and Politics

‘Unprecedented And Extreme’ Executive Order

The bishop-Chairmen of two USCCB Committees responded with great concern to President Obama’s July 21 executive order to prohibit federal government contractors from what the Administration deems “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” discrimination and to forbid “gender identity”
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Prayers, Action for Peace in Middle East, Ukraine, Africa, Central America

  From Archbishop Kurtz: On Sunday, July 20, our Holy Father, Pope Francis, prayed for peace in all situations of tension and conflict in the world. He mentioned in particular the Middle East and Ukraine, singling out the terrible crisis of Christians in Iraq with these words: “T
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*UPDATE* Archbishop Chaput’s Statement on Denial of Relief Against HHS Mandate

Update from Catholicphilly.com- “The archdiocese immediately appealed the decision on Thursday, and by Friday afternoon the Third Circuit Court of Appeals granted a stay of Buckwalter’s ruling, meaning the penalties for not complying with the regulations would not be assessed be
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Cardinal O’Malley Welcomes Supreme Court Decision Affirming Freedom of Speech for Pro-Life Americans

From the USCCB WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court upheld freedom of speech for pro-life Americans in a June 26 decision in the case of McCullen v. Coakley. The Court unanimously declared unconstitutional a Massachusetts law barring pro-life advocates from public sidewalks near abortion
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Philadelphia Archdiocese sues over HHS Mandate

From CatholicPhilly.com, By Matthew Gambino The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and its Catholic Charities affiliates sued three agencies of the U.S. federal government Monday, June 2, seeking relief from the so-called “HHS mandate.” The regulations of the health care reform law require a
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Diocese of Greensburg files suit against HHS Mandate

GREENSBURG — The Diocese of Greensburg and Bishop Lawrence E. Brandt filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, May 27, claiming the regulation known as the “HHS Mandate” infringes on the Church’s religious liberty. CLICK HERE TO READ A
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Election Returns 2014 Pennsylvania Primary

The results are in! The following candidates will represent their political parties on the ballot on November 4, 2014. Governor Tom Corbett (R) Tom Wolf (D) Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley (R) Mike Stack (D)   Want to find out who won in your local district? Visit www.electionretu
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On the Ballot 2014 Pennsylvania Primary

Download & Share the Printer Friendly Version Primary Election day is May 20, 2014. Pennsylvanians will go to the polls to select the Democratic and Republican contenders for governor, lieutenant governor, U.S. Congressional representatives, some state senators and all state repre
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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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