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Updated Legislative Review

Every two-year legislative session, thousands of bills are introduced.  Many of these proposals are of import to Catholics, as they impact programs for the needy, access to health care, respect for human life, education and more. Click here to see an updated list of legislation suppor
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26 Organizations Urge Passage of Conscience Protection Act

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) joined twenty-five other major pro-life, religious, and health care organizations on April 19 urging the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the Conscience Protection Act of 2016 (H.R. 4828). Signatories include ten medical groups repr
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PA Primaries: 2016 Election Resources

Update: Click here to see the results of the Primary Election. In our commitment to follow Jesus Christ we must do more than just show up for Mass on Sunday morning, we must bear Christian witness in all we do – in our homes, in our work and recreation, in our interaction with the wor
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PCHA President Recognized as Healthcare Hero

On March 30, PA Catholic Health Association President Sr. Clare Christi Schiefer, O.S.F., was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by Central Penn Parent. During the award presentation, Sr. Clare’s contributions to health care, first as a nurse and later as a public policy advocate, w
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North Korea, China and…Pennsylvania?

“Safe, Legal and Rare” is a common refrain of abortion supporters. However, a legal late-term procedure known as “dismemberment abortion” carries significant risk to the health of the mother and requires the baby’s limbs to be torn from his or her body. This results in an increased ri
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A Commitment to Healing & Promise to Protect

The Catholic community received the grand jury report about past sexual abuse in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown with shock and anger. We pray that the Catholic Church’s painful past will contribute to a better understanding of sexual abuse in all sectors of society. We must always e
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Catholic Hospital Featured on PCN

Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, PA, was featured on the Pennsylvania Cable Network’s PCN Tours program. The television show featured Sister Romaine Niemeyer, SCC, FACHE, Holy Spirit Hospital’s Chief Administrative Officer, as well as several cardiologists from the Orten
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For Catholic voters, state conferences play critical role

The state-level policy arm for bishops evaluates legislation, informs Catholic voters on local issues By Patti Maguire Armstrong, OSV Newsweekly Voting is a serious responsibility for Catholics. Yet deciphering all of the spin from the political candidates is no easy task — particular
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USCCB Files Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Court Case Challenging HHS Mandate

The General Counsel of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) filed a brief amicus curiae, January 8, in the Zubik v. Burwell case now before the U.S. Supreme Court on the question of the contraceptive mandate of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The brief arg
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