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State Budget Impasse: Pennsylvanians under Siege

A military operation in which enemy forces surround a town or building, cutting off essential supplies, with the aim of compelling the surrender of those inside is called a siege. With the state budget now five months overdue, thousands of Pennsylvania families with nothing to surrend
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Use Tax Dollars for Life Not Death

Videos of Planned Parenthood officials callously speaking about the harvesting and apparent sale of unborn babies’ body parts have been viewed by millions. But how can Planned Parenthood be involved in the possibly illegal selling of human body parts? One Planned Parenthood offi
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Supreme Court Chooses to Hear HHS Mandate Cases

Freedom to serve the needy, great national tradition, at stake Continue years of prayer for justice for those who offer mercy Pope Francis paid surprise visit to Little Sisters, among those before Supreme Court WASHINGTON–As the Supreme Court takes up the plea of religious ministries
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Heating Assistance Available for Those in Need

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It is a Thanksgiving tradition in many families to sit around the kitchen table and tell each other what we are thankful for each year. Has having heat in your home ever made the list? A successful program called the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helped about 400,
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Freedom to Care

In his recent address in Philadelphia. . . , Pope Francis noted that “various forms of modern tyranny seek to suppress religious freedom, or […] try to reduce it to a subculture without right to a voice in the public square.”  Powerful political and cultural leaders often
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‘Every Life Is Worth Living’: October Respect Life Month Message

People discover their worth when they discover their true identity as created in God’s image and called to an eternal destiny with him, said Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap, Archbishop of Boston and chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic
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Discover God’s Love Anew: A Guide to the Sacrament of Penance

Pope Francis is bringing a message of mercy to Cuba and the United States this week and has declared a Holy Year of Mercy beginning December 8. He is urging all of us “to live this Year in the light of the Lord’s words: ‘Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. (cf. Lk 6:36
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U.S. House Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood

By a vote of 241-187, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of H.R. 3134. The bill prohibits, for a one-year period, the availability of federal funds for any purpose to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., or any of its affiliates or clinics, unless they certify
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Welcome to Pennsylvania, Pope Francis!

More than one in four Pennsylvanians are Catholic, making Catholicism the largest faith community in the Commonwealth. The daily influence of the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania can be seen in the Catholic hospitals, soup kitchens, nursing homes and schools that serve thousands of Pen
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