Health Care

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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winter heating program

Keeping The Heat On This Winter

In Pennsylvania, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, helps families and individuals in need heat their homes through the winter. As we enter the cold winter months, many of us look forward to comforts like hot chocolate and Christmas decorations. But for some Pen
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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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Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center Provides Medical and Dental Services to Pittsburgh’s Uninsured

As rising costs have placed many Pennsylvanians out of reach of adequate health care, one organization is lending a helping hand by providing services free of charge. Since 2007, the Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center has provided free medical and dental services for thousands
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Meet the 2014 Candidates for Governor

Printer-friendly Church Bulletin Insert 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 g
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Health Care for ½ Million More Pennsylvanians with Healthy PA Approval

Governor Tom Corbett’s Healthy Pennsylvania plan received federal approval this week meaning as many as 600,000 more Pennsylvanians will be able to access quality, affordable health care through the private insurance market. The plan is being described as an innovative way to use the
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PCC & PCHA Applaud Expansion of Health Insurance Coverage

The Pennsylvania Catholic Health Association (PCHA) and the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) issued this statement today applauding the federal approval of Governor Tom Corbett’s Healthy Pennsylvania, a plan that will allow hundreds of thousands more Pennsylvanians access to nec
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Iraq: CRS, Caritas Reach Displaced Families

Escalating violence in northern and central Iraq has caused devastation and mass displacement of 1.2 million people since January. Fear looms as the Islamic State of Iraq and greater Syria (ISIS) has taken control of large swaths of the Ninewa, Salah Al-Din and Diyala provinces. Relig
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