Health Care

Catholic Iraq

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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Down Syndrome Pennsylvania

Governor Corbett Signs Down Syndrome Education Act

Facing the prospect of raising a child with Down syndrome may seem overwhelming for many parents. The unanswered questions and worries may overshadow the realization of the child’s dignity and humanity. The Down Syndrome Prenatal and Postnatal Education Act, also called “Chloe&#
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UPDATED Oppose S. 2578’s Unprecedented Attack on Conscience, Religious Freedom

Update: On July 16 the U.S. Senate voted against considering S. 2578, a bill empowering the federal government to override the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and other federal conscience laws when it mandates including any “item or service” in health plans. On June 30,
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U.S. Supreme Court Makes Favorable Religious Liberty Decision

Pennsylvania Catholic Conference Encouraged by Favorable U.S. Supreme Court Religious Liberty Decision “[R]eason recognizes that religious freedom is a fundamental right of man, reflecting his highest dignity, that of seeking the truth and adhering to it, and recognizing it as an indi
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Cathoic Pennsylvania Nurses

Join the National Association of Catholic Nurses

Are you a nurse or do you know a nurse? Consider joining the National Association of Catholic Nurses. The association “gives nurses of different backgrounds, but with the same Roman Catholic values, the opportunity to promote moral principles within the Catholic context in nursi
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*UPDATE* Archbishop Chaput’s Statement on Denial of Relief Against HHS Mandate

Update from Catholicphilly.com- “The archdiocese immediately appealed the decision on Thursday, and by Friday afternoon the Third Circuit Court of Appeals granted a stay of Buckwalter’s ruling, meaning the penalties for not complying with the regulations would not be assessed be
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Gainer, Catholic, Harrisburg

Bishop Gainer: Government policies are endangering religious liberty

  Bishop Gainger’s Op-Ed Originally appeared in the Lancaster Sunday News The Lancaster County countryside tells a remarkable story of religious liberty. The landscape is still dotted with evidence of the brave men and women who risked everything to escape religious persecu
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Support Improvements to CHIP

PCHA and the PCC are advocating for passage of House Bill 2299, which amends the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to maximize opportunities for health care insurance coverage of children and simplify and streamline eligibility enrollment and the renewal processes for familie
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Down Syndrome Prenatal and Postnatal Education Act

Facing the prospect of raising a child with Down syndrome may seem overwhelming for many parents. The unanswered questions and worries may overshadow the realization of the child’s dignity and humanity. HB 2111/SB 1339, the Down Syndrome Prenatal and Postnatal Education Act, wil
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