Health Care

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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Pope Francis: We must not abandon the elderly

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday addressed members of the Pontifical Academy for Life, who are meeting in Rome for their General Assembly. In his remarks, the Holy Father spoke about the theme of the Assembly: “Assisting the elderly and palliative care.” Palliative care, he sa
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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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Diocese of Erie Responds to HHS Appeal Ruling

The Diocese of Erie was disappointed by the opinion issued today in the cases the Erie and Pittsburgh dioceses had brought against the government under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in the United States Court of Appeals. At issue was whether the dioceses—which are exempt from
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Catholic Rural Ministry: Showing PA what it means to be Catholic

When Sister Mary Hoffman, OSB, and Sister Phyllis Schleicher, OSB, first opened the home base of the Catholic Rural Ministry in Port Allegheny, they had no idea the magnitude of the impact their presence would have on their local communities. Their presence in the Allegheny Mountains
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Cardinal O’Malley Welcomes House Passage of ‘No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act’

Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston and chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities, welcomed passage of the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015” (H.R. 7) by the U.S. House of Representatives. “By passing this legisl
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Support the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Hundreds of thousands of Americans will participate in the March for Life this week in Washington, DC. You can make your own stand for the dignity of life by sending a message in support of H.R. 36, important pro-life legislation. In a January 20 letter to Congress, Cardinal Seán O
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New Members of the PCHA Board Elected

The Pennsylvania Catholic Health Association (PCHA) enables the Catholic health care ministry to continue and strengthen its vital role as Christ’s healing presence in the communities served. PCHA provides a forum for communication and advocacy coordination within the Catholic health
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Women Served Via PA’s Pregnancy Support Program Increase 8%, Abortions Drop 7.3%

Providing hope and help to women experiencing unexpected pregnancies in Pennsylvania, Real Alternatives, the state’s administrator of tax-payer funded Pregnancy and Parenting Support Program reports an 8 percent increase in new clients served in calendar year 2013. A total of 19
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