Faith and Politics

Pope Francis Will Attend the World Meeting of Families

The Vatican confirms the Holy Father’s visit to Philadelphia next year In remarks offered today in Rome, Pope Francis formally announced his intention to attend the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015, set to be held September 22-27, 2015. This visit will mark his first to t
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A Review of the 2013-2014 Legislative Session

Over the past two years, Catholic advocates in Pennsylvania made their voices heard on issues ranging from education to respect for life, from health care to religious liberty. No matter the subject, you have brought Gospel values and the teachings of the Church into the public square
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Before You Vote, Read These Election Resources

There are many issues on the minds of Catholic voters in this election. On November 4, Election Day in the Commonwealth, we have important political choices to make. The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference invited both candidates for Pennsylvania governor to share their views. Incumbent
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Pope Francis Calls for Abolition of the Death Penalty

In a address to members of the International Association of Criminal Law, Pope Francis said, “All Christians and people of goodwill are called today to fight not only for the abolition of the death penalty be it legal or illegal, in all of its forms, but also for the improvement
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Meet Your Local Candidates

There are many issues on the minds of Catholic voters in this election. On November 4, Election Day in the Commonwealth, we have important political choices to make.  To read about the candidates, incumbent Governor Tom Corbett and democratic candidate Tom Wolf, click here.  To read a
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Endorsements Rolling in For Candidates

As the November 4 election nears, Republican incumbent Tom Corbett and Democratic candidate Tom Wolf are gaining endorsements from various groups across the state. Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of abortions in the U.S. and the principal advocate for abortion-on-demand, has
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Midstate leaders weigh in on survey that says more Americans want religious influence in politics

From the Carlisle Sentinel -  A recent survey showed that a growing number of Americans want religious leaders to exercise stronger influence on national politics, prompting local religious leaders to emphasize a need for balance between having a positive influence on political discou
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Voter Registration Pennsylvania

Not Registered to Vote? Your Opinion Doesn’t Count.

Have you moved into the state or to a new county since the last election? Turned 18 recently? Are you recently married?  Or did you just never get around to registering to vote? You aren’t alone, as more than 24% of eligible voters are not registered. But be more than a sad statistic!
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Pennsylvania Recognized for Passage of Anti-Human Trafficking Bills

This year thousands of Catholic advocates stood up for the voiceless and asked the Pennsylvania legislature to toughen laws against human traffickers.  On July 2, Governor Tom Corbett signed Senate Bill 75 into law, which will make it easier for law enforcement to prosecute trafficker
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