Faith and Politics

Refuge Denied or Compassion Delivered?

In May 1939, hundreds of Jewish men, women and children boarded the ocean liner St. Louis in their native Germany to flee Hitler’s regime. The refugees were bound for Cuba to await their time when quotas for German immigrants would allow them into the United States. After many days at
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PCC Supports Inclusion Act

The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference supports H.R. 5285, the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2014, also called The Inclusion Act. At the heart of The Inclusion Act is this simple question: should our government be limiting the number of agencies working on behalf of children i
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‘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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