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Abortion provisions in House’s health care bill unacceptable

Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia urged preservation of “longstanding federal policies that prevent government promotion of abortion and respect conscience rights,” and called current House health care legislation “seriously deficient” on the issue of mand
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Putting ‘Caritas in Veritate’ into practice

Caritas in Veritate, Charity in Truth, is the recent encyclical from Pope Benedict XVI. It addresses the global economic crisis by discussing the moral aspects of economics, poverty, human rights and environmental responsibility.An encyclical is a letter from the Pope that serves as a
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Health care reform must not be vehicle for ‘abortion rights’ agenda

Philadelphia Cardinal Justin Rigali, Chairman of the U.S. Catholic bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) wrote on July 29 to the members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee urging th
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PCHA: Restore hospital funding

Representing Pennsylvania’s Catholic hospitals and health systems, the Pennsylvania Catholic Health Association (PCHA) joined the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) and others at a press conference today.   The concerned organizations presented a petit
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The Pope’s new social networking website

In honor of World Communications Day on May 23, 2009, Pope Benedict XVI launched a new website linking users to the Vatican’s presence on popular social networks like Facebook and YouTube.  The new website is http://pope2you.net/index.php
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Crash Course in New Technology

The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference Institute for Public Policy takes advantage of some exciting new Internet technology to maximize the usefulness and effectiveness of its website, pacatholic.org. This crash course in new technology will help online users get the most out of the web
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Click here to spread the Good News

Saint Paul used the tools of communication available to him at that time to spread the Gospel and change the world. As Catholics in the world today, we have remarkable new tools to communicate with others. Following Saint Paul's lead, we should take full advantage of these tools to i
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Sound off: Freedom of religion, conscience rights under attack

William Batz, who has a doctorate in philosophy and is the secretary for social concerns at the Diocese of Pittsburgh, recently answered questions from the Pittsburgh Catholic on the Obama administration's announcement that it would begin a process to rescind Health and Human Services
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Embryo research is ‘science without ethics’

William Batz, who has a doctorate in philosophy and is the secretary for social concerns at the Diocese of Pittsburgh, recently answered questions from the Pittsburgh Catholic on stem cell research from a Catholic perspective.
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