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Organ Donation: A Noble Act of Charity

Organ donation is a beautiful act of charity and solidarity. One family’s generous decision in a time of unimaginable pain results in another family’s reason to hope. The Catholic Church has long viewed organ donation as a gratuitous gift, and many families have been touch
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Support Bill for Working, Nursing Moms

In the month of May, our minds turn to mom. We celebrate Mother’s Day on May 8, and, within the Church, the entire month is dedicated to the mother of Jesus, Mary. That makes May the right time to support House Bill 1100, a proposal before the Pennsylvania legislature that would provi
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Support Health Care for All Children

An inconsolable baby’s high fever. The shriek of a toddler who has accidentally burned his hand.  A middle-schooler with an abscessed tooth. The  worry about whether a physical or developmental milestone is not met.  Many are the moments of fretful helplessness a parent feels when rai
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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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