Health Care

World Meeting of Families, Pope Francis, Governor Corbett, PA Catholic Conference

Meeting the Pope

“Utterly amazing” are the words Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett used to describe what it was like to meet Pope Francis face-to-face before a crowd of 100,000 onlookers in Saint Peter’s Square in Rome. “I’ve met presidents. Those meetings were quite impressive,” he said, “but meeting
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Shameful

Human trafficking is modern day slavery – one person profiting from the exploitation of another. It can take the form of prostitution, slave labor, pornography or other abuses. And it is happening here in Pennsylvania. A leading human trafficking hotline reported over 2,100 call
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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

We All Have a Role in Protecting Children  April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Catholic dioceses of Pennsylvania are reminding everyone everywhere that we must work together to ensure our children are protected and safe. Church teaching reminds us that every child i
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Reluctant litigants

From Lancaster Online - At 10 a.m. Tuesday, when the marshal cries the U.S. Supreme Court into session and Chief Justice John Roberts and eight associate justices take their seats behind a raised mahogany bench for oral arguments, the national spotlight will fall upon Hahn, 77, and th
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Subsidiarity, Solidarity & the State

“It is the responsibility of the state to safeguard and promote the common good of society,” writes Pope Francis in his recent encyclical, Evangelii Gaudium, “Based on the principles of subsidiarity and solidarity, and fully committed to political dialogue and consensus building, it p
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PCHA Urges Protection of Children’s Insurance Program

Sr. Clare Christi Schiefer, President of the Pennsylvania Catholic Health Association (PCHA), has signed onto a letter asking President Obama and Congressional leaders to support the national Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).   If Congress does not extend funding to CHI
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Newest PCHA Member Profiled by Pittsburgh Post Gazette

From the Pittsburgh Post Gazette-  Sister Judith Maroni didn’t set out to become a nun. After she graduated from the former Mount Gallitzin High School in Baden, she went to nursing school at St. Francis School of Nursing. “I had gone to Catholic schools all of my life, and all throug
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Small Things with Great Love

Happy St. Valentine’s Day from the PCC!  
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Archbishop Chaput named to Vatican council

From CatholicPhilly- Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Charles Chaput a member of the Pontifical Council for the Laity. The Holy See made the announcement Thursday, Feb. 6. No details on the archbishop’s role on the council were released by the Vatican or the Archdiocese of Philad
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