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Faith and Politics

When did we see you? Poverty Awareness Month 2016

“With the present Jubilee of Mercy I want to invite the Church to pray and work so that every Christian will have a humble and compassionate heart, one capable of proclaiming and witnessing to mercy. It is my hope that all of us will learn to ‘forgive and give,’ to b
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Urge Elected Officials to Stay at the Budget Negotiation Table

Key budget negotiations are underway. Pennsylvanians can encourage the General Assembly and Governor Wolf to negotiate and pass a budget. The organizations that do the important work of educating our children and serving Pennsylvanians who are vulnerable and at risk can wait no longer
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PCC Executive Director Receives Defender of Life Award

Dr. Robert J. O’Hara, Jr., Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference, was honored with the Defender of Life Award by the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia at their annual Stand Up for Life Dinner. Edel Finnegan, Executive Director of the Pro-Life Union of Greater
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Heating Assistance Available for Those in Need

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It is a Thanksgiving tradition in many families to sit around the kitchen table and tell each other what we are thankful for each year. Has having heat in your home ever made the list? A successful program called the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helped about 400,
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The Company You Keep: Inform Your Conscience for 2015 Judicial Elections

Election Day is November 3, 2015 Most of us will not have a direct encounter with a Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice, or Superior or Commonwealth Court judge, but we should care about who is elected. Electing qualified, capable and value minded judges is just as important, or maybe
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Discover God’s Love Anew: A Guide to the Sacrament of Penance

Pope Francis is bringing a message of mercy to Cuba and the United States this week and has declared a Holy Year of Mercy beginning December 8. He is urging all of us “to live this Year in the light of the Lord’s words: ‘Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. (cf. Lk 6:36
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Welcome to Pennsylvania, Pope Francis!

More than one in four Pennsylvanians are Catholic, making Catholicism the largest faith community in the Commonwealth. The daily influence of the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania can be seen in the Catholic hospitals, soup kitchens, nursing homes and schools that serve thousands of Pen
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Headed off to College? Don’t Leave Your Faith at Home.

New laptop or tablet? Check. Bedding and toiletries? Check. New clothes and shoes? Check. Your Catholic faith? … Thousands of families across the Commonwealth are packing up their college freshmen and taking them to school for the first time. Will these students continue to live out t
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USCCB: Supreme Court Decision on Marriage “A Tragic Error”

FROM THE USCCB—The U.S. Supreme Court decision, June 26, interpreting the U.S. Constitution to require all states to license and recognize same-sex “marriage” “is a tragic error that harms the common good and most vulnerable among us,” said Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ke
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