Faith and Politics

“The Holy Family was once a family of immigrants and refugees”

Archbishop Chaput of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia released this statement on immigration reform: Mary of Nazareth has always had a special place in the heart of the Church. She is theotokos, the “God-bearer”; Scripture’s greatest human witness of courage, humility
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Pennsylvania Catholic Health Association

Keeping the “Catholic” in Catholic Healthcare

Sr. Clare Christi Schiefer, O.S.F., president of the Pennsylvania Catholic Health Association (PCHA), was recently profiled in Good News Magazine, a publication of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia. In the interview, Sr. Clare Christi said, “Simply put, I advocate for a
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Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Catholic Social Services Give Children a Christmas to Remember

Christmas is a time for celebration, but it also a time for helping those in need. Since 1955, the Archbishop’s Christmas Benefit for Children has supported programs at Catholic Social Services that directly benefit children in poverty, at-risk youth and children living with special n
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Run Forth to Meet Christ

Grant your faithful, we pray, almighty God, the resolve to run forth to meet your Christ. Christmas is coming; the race is on – shopping, baking, cleaning, decorating, socializing. Most of us run around a lot this time of year; but toward whom are we running – the Christ child or the
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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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