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Faith and Politics

Religious freedom, first among our liberties, is under threat

December 15 marks the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights. The Philadelphia Inquirer is running a 12-part series to mark the occasion, and invited Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput, who is also the chairman of the PCC, to write about the First Amendment: Religious freedom is
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Report: PA’s Catholic Parishes, Ministries have Huge Economic Impact

We’ve told you before about the over $2 billion Catholic schools save Pennsylvania taxpayers each year. Of course the benefits go beyond the dollar signs, as the hundreds of Pennsylvania Catholic schools have graduated intelligent, successful, and community-minded citizens who h
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Cardinal Dolan Calls For Renewed Fight Against Doctor-Assisted Suicide

Seven jurisdictions in the United States have now opened the legal door to this dangerous abuse of medicine, an alarming trend that must be stopped for the sake of human dignity and the sacredness of life. In Colorado, Proposition 106 legalized the ability of a doctor to write prescri
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The right place to start

“[To] ‘make America great again’ we also need a comprehensive immigration reform that protects our borders and at the same time allows a path to citizenship for the millions who already live among us. If we need ‘walls,’ we need walls with ‘doors’ because some of our ‘greatest America
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Employment Opportunity: Social Concerns Director

The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) is seeking a seasoned government relations professional to advocate the Catholic perspective on social concerns issues at the State Capitol in Harrisburg and beyond. He/she will have a specific focus on lobbying for issues related to human se
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Coming Together as Faithful Citizens for the Common Good

The American people have made their decision on the next President of the United States, members of Congress as well as state and local officials. I congratulate Mr. Trump and everyone elected yesterday.  Now is the moment to move toward the responsibility of governing for the common
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“How can my vote count?”

“During each election cycle, we all need to ask ourselves, ‘How can my vote count? How can my vote help to make my community, this nation and the world a better place?’ The Catholic Church doesn’t tell us whom to vote for or what political party to join. But it calls
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Remembering Who We Are and The Story We Belong To

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. presented “Reclaiming the Church for the Catholic Imagination” at the Bishops’ Symposium, co-sponsored by the USCCB Committee on Doctrine and the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame on October 19, 201
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Study finds that religion contributes $1.2 trillion to US economy

A new study finds that religious groups in America contribute $1.2 trillion to the national economy, much of it in charitable services, which would be enough to make U.S. religion the 15th largest economy in the world. In his commentary on this study, Crux Contributor Christopher Whit
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