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Pope Francis

Pope, religious leaders pledge to work together to end slavery by 2020

  VATICAN CITY (CNS) – As Pope Francis and leaders of other churches and religions signed a declaration pledging to work together to help end modern slavery in the world by 2020, he urged governments, businesses and all people of good will to join forces against this “
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Pennsylvania Catholic Health Association

Keeping the “Catholic” in Catholic Healthcare

Sr. Clare Christi Schiefer, O.S.F., president of the Pennsylvania Catholic Health Association (PCHA), was recently profiled in Good News Magazine, a publication of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia. In the interview, Sr. Clare Christi said, “Simply put, I advocate for a
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Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Catholic Social Services Give Children a Christmas to Remember

Christmas is a time for celebration, but it also a time for helping those in need. Since 1955, the Archbishop’s Christmas Benefit for Children has supported programs at Catholic Social Services that directly benefit children in poverty, at-risk youth and children living with special n
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Run Forth to Meet Christ

Grant your faithful, we pray, almighty God, the resolve to run forth to meet your Christ. Christmas is coming; the race is on – shopping, baking, cleaning, decorating, socializing. Most of us run around a lot this time of year; but toward whom are we running – the Christ child or the
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Pass the Abortion Non-Discrimination Act

On August 22, the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) ordered all health plans under its jurisdiction, including those provided by churches and other religious institutions to their employees, to provide coverage for all abortions. The order includes abortions at any s
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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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