Faith and Politics

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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PA Catholic Conference, Gov Corbett

Hubert Michael’s Execution Delayed Again

This morning, Governor Tom Corbett granted a temporary reprieve to Hubert Michael, who was scheduled to be executed on September 22. The governor issued the reprieve due to the Department of Corrections’ apparent inability to carry out the execution due to a lack of lethal injection d
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Meet the 2014 Candidates for Governor

Printer-friendly Church Bulletin Insert 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 g
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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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