default logo

Health Care

Heating Assistance Available for Those in Need

winter heating program
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,
Continue Reading →

Freedom to Care

In his recent address in Philadelphia. . . , Pope Francis noted that “various forms of modern tyranny seek to suppress religious freedom, or […] try to reduce it to a subculture without right to a voice in the public square.”  Powerful political and cultural leaders often
Continue Reading →

‘Every Life Is Worth Living’: October Respect Life Month Message

People discover their worth when they discover their true identity as created in God’s image and called to an eternal destiny with him, said Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap, Archbishop of Boston and chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic
Continue Reading →

Discover God’s Love Anew: A Guide to the Sacrament of Penance

Pope Francis is bringing a message of mercy to Cuba and the United States this week and has declared a Holy Year of Mercy beginning December 8. He is urging all of us “to live this Year in the light of the Lord’s words: ‘Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. (cf. Lk 6:36
Continue Reading →

U.S. House Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood

By a vote of 241-187, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of H.R. 3134. The bill prohibits, for a one-year period, the availability of federal funds for any purpose to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., or any of its affiliates or clinics, unless they certify
Continue Reading →

Welcome to Pennsylvania, Pope Francis!

More than one in four Pennsylvanians are Catholic, making Catholicism the largest faith community in the Commonwealth. The daily influence of the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania can be seen in the Catholic hospitals, soup kitchens, nursing homes and schools that serve thousands of Pen
Continue Reading →

PCN Tour of St. Mary Family Resource Center in Bensalem, PA

Did you miss is? Watch the episode here. The St. Mary Family Resource Center (FRC) was established in 1998 to address the needs of a diverse, low-income population in the St. Mary Medical Center community. Located in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia the FRC helps with emergency housing
Continue Reading →

Speak the Truth about Contraception and Abortion

Consecrate them in the truth. Your word is truth. – John 17:17 Congress is facing an emotional debate – should tax dollars intended to support women’s health go to organizations that promote abortion, like Planned Parenthood? Historically tax dollars have been prohibited from directly
Continue Reading →

PCN Tour of Garvey Manor & Our Lady of the Alleghenies in Hollidaysburg

Did you miss is? Watch the episode here. Since 1965, the Carmelite Sisters of the Aged and Infirm have served in ministry at Garvey Manor in Hollidaysburg, the only multi-level Catholic senior care facility in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. Today they provide sophisticated, state-o
Continue Reading →