Faith and Politics

Pope Francis names Very Rev. Edward Malesic Bishop of Greensburg

GREENSBURG — Pope Francis has appointed Very Rev. Father Edward C. Malesic, J.C.L., judicial vicar of the Diocese of Harrisburg and pastor of Holy Infant Parish, York Haven, bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg and accepted the resignation of Bishop Lawrence E. Brandt, 76, from pastora
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PA House Passes Resolution Condemning Global Persecution of Christians

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives today unanimously passed House Resolution 182.  According to the United States Department of State, Christians are persecuted in over 60 countries.  It has been estimated that 100 million Christians are persecuted each year. The resolution res
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Easter Vigil to Bring Thousands into the Catholic Church Across the United States

Thousands of people across the United States will be welcomed into the Catholic Church at this year’s Easter vigil, April 4, including a retired Marine captain who appeared on the cover of National Geographic, a woman from The Gambia now living in the Pacific Northwest and a woman fro
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Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral Open for Visitation, Prayer during Holy Week

The golden domed Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, located at  830 North Franklin Street is Philadelphia, is now open for visitation, prayer, veneration and meditation. Visiting hours  Holy Monday through Holy Thursday are 4 pm. to 6:30 pm;  Good Friday 12 noo
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The World Meeting of Families: What you can do

The World Meeting of Families is just six months away. Archbishop Chaput of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia offered the following advice about what we can do to get involved in this historic and life-changing event:   First, World Meeting of Families is a very expensive event. Mu
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Senator Casey Stands Up for Life in Anti-Trafficking Bill Vote

Senator Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania) this week voted in favor of legislation to combat human trafficking despite strong opposition from many in the Democratic Party. The controversy centered on a fund to help trafficking victims using fines from people convicted of human trafficking off
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Catholic Parish Helps Immigrants of All Faiths in Berks County

“It’s important for a parish to recognize the needs of the community and respond to it. In the Reading area, there is a large immigrant community. I was hearing from people – Catholics and non-Catholics – who were looking for language classes to help them bette
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CRS

Pennsylvania Native Serves as Catholic Relief Services Fellow

Many Catholics know of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) as the international charitable outreach of the church. When the devastating typhoon hit the Philippines, parishes across Pennsylvania held collections to send aid. Emergency relief is an important part of CRS’s work, but they do s
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The antidote to violence is love, not more violence.

Click here today to send a message to Governor Wolf in support of life over the death penalty!      
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