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Health care reform: Planned Parenthood’s hidden agenda

The late Chicago Cardinal Joseph Bernadin spoke and wrote about the consistent ethic of life and health care reform throughout the early 1990s. In addresses and articles of that title in 1994, he said, “The foundation for … these discussions (on health care, euthanasia and
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Day of Dialogue on Justification

As part of the Pennsylvania Conference on Interchurch Cooperation (PCIC), the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) invites you to a special event sponsored by the Lutheran-Anglican-Roman Catholic Coordinating Committee. The Day of Dialogue on the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of
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Health care reform questions

As the health care reform debate continues many people are asking provocative questions.  They should.  Health care reform deserves an in depth, open minded and civil discussion of all points of view. Two questions Catholics might consider: Why should we worry about health care; and w
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Letter to Congress on health care reform

The Pennsylvania Catholic Health Association (PCHA) and the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) sent the following letter to U.S. Senators Robert Casey and Arlen Specter and the rest of the Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation regarding health care reform: By this point in time, u
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State budget stalemate – Viewpoint Summer 2009

Summer is coming to a close, but the Pennsylvania General Assembly still has unfinished business. Although constitutionally required to pass a balanced budget by June 30, lawmakers in Harrisburg are still deliberating over what programs to fund and how to pay for them.As a stop-gap me
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U.S. Bishops launch website on health care

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) launched a Web page promoting its support of “truly universal health policy with respect for human life and dignity.” The page, http://www.usccb.org/healthcare/, includes letters from bishops to Congress, videos, fac
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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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