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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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When did we see you? Poverty Awareness Month 2016

“With the present Jubilee of Mercy I want to invite the Church to pray and work so that every Christian will have a humble and compassionate heart, one capable of proclaiming and witnessing to mercy. It is my hope that all of us will learn to ‘forgive and give,’ to b
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Pittsburgh Students Give UPMC St. Margaret Patients a Christmas to Remember

In the spirit of Christmas, elementary school students in the Pittsburgh area joined together to give patients at Pittsburgh’s UPMC St. Margaret Hospital a holiday they will not forget. Last month, students at Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy in Aspinwall, PA, joined with th
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PCHA President Honored with Servant Leadership Award

Sister Clare Christi Schiefer, OSF, president of the Pennsylvania Catholic Health Association, was recently honored with the Father Matthew Jankola Lifetime Commitment to Servant Leadership Award for Evangelization from the Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius. Sister Michael Ann Orl
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Urge Elected Officials to Stay at the Budget Negotiation Table

Key budget negotiations are underway. Pennsylvanians can encourage the General Assembly and Governor Wolf to negotiate and pass a budget. The organizations that do the important work of educating our children and serving Pennsylvanians who are vulnerable and at risk can wait no longer
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State Budget Impasse: Pennsylvanians under Siege

A military operation in which enemy forces surround a town or building, cutting off essential supplies, with the aim of compelling the surrender of those inside is called a siege. With the state budget now five months overdue, thousands of Pennsylvania families with nothing to surrend
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Use Tax Dollars for Life Not Death

Videos of Planned Parenthood officials callously speaking about the harvesting and apparent sale of unborn babies’ body parts have been viewed by millions. But how can Planned Parenthood be involved in the possibly illegal selling of human body parts? One Planned Parenthood offi
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Supreme Court Chooses to Hear HHS Mandate Cases

Freedom to serve the needy, great national tradition, at stake Continue years of prayer for justice for those who offer mercy Pope Francis paid surprise visit to Little Sisters, among those before Supreme Court WASHINGTON–As the Supreme Court takes up the plea of religious ministries
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Heating Assistance Available for Those in Need

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It is a Thanksgiving tradition in many families to sit around the kitchen table and tell each other what we are thankful for each year. Has having heat in your home ever made the list? A successful program called the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helped about 400,
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