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Faith and Politics

State Budget Round Up for 2017-2018

Governor Tom Wolf announced his decision to let the General Assembly’s $32 billion FY 2017-2018 spending plan become law without his signature, despite the legislature’s unresolved negotiations for the revenue to back it up. The governor said he hopes that lawmakers “will come togethe
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How Do You Stay Connected? Do You Follow Your Diocese? Pope Francis Wants to Know

In preparation for the upcoming snyod on youth, faith and vocations, Pope Francis is asking the faithful, particularly young people ages 16-29, to tell him about their engagement within the Catholic Church. The Vatican has recently launched an anonymous online survey geared to young p
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Life of Cardinal William H. Keeler Honored by State Legislature

The life of Cardinal William H. Keeler was honored and celebrated on Monday, June 12, 2017, by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives with the unanimous adoption of House Resolution 345. The resolution was introduced by state Rep. Frank Ryan of Lebanon County. Cardinal Keeler, who
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What’s on the PCC Legislative Agenda?

The 2017-2018 session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly is now fully underway and the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference and the Pennsylvania Catholic Health Association are tracking a number of different legislative proposals. See what bills are on the radar screen PCC and PCHA form
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Growing Vegetables & Awareness in the State Capitol’s Hunger Garden

Some of Pennsylvania’s politicians play dirty at the State Capitol – literally. Several members of the Legislative Hunger Caucus led by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) and Representative Jake Wheatley (D-Allegheny) got into the dirt and planted tomatoes, pepper
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Inform Your Conscience: Who’s Who in the 2017 PA Primary Election

Pennsylvanians will take to the polls on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, to select candidates to represent their political parties in the state and local judicial elections, and municipal elections. What are the duties of these offices and why are they important to Catholics? The Supreme Court
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Prayer for the Protection of Religious Liberty

O God our Creator, from your provident hand we have received our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. You have called us as your people and given us the right and the duty to worship you, the only true God, and your Son, Jesus Christ. Through the power and working of
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President Trump’s Religious Liberty Executive Order

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), responded to President Donald J. Trump’s executive order concerning religious liberty that was issued on May 4, 2017. Cardinal DiNardo’s f
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Pennsylvania Civic Commemoration Ceremony of the Holocaust

“We must always be vigilant in preventing such atrocities,” said Matthew Handel, Chair of the Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition. “This annual civic commemoration is essential to acknowledge and reflect on the catastrophe that fell upon the Jewish people and other groups of victims who wer
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