Hot Issues

Pope Francis Calls for Abolition of the Death Penalty

In a address to members of the International Association of Criminal Law, Pope Francis said, “All Christians and people of goodwill are called today to fight not only for the abolition of the death penalty be it legal or illegal, in all of its forms, but also for the improvement
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Meet Your Local Candidates

There are many issues on the minds of Catholic voters in this election. On November 4, Election Day in the Commonwealth, we have important political choices to make.  To read about the candidates, incumbent Governor Tom Corbett and democratic candidate Tom Wolf, click here.  To read a
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Endorsements Rolling in For Candidates

As the November 4 election nears, Republican incumbent Tom Corbett and Democratic candidate Tom Wolf are gaining endorsements from various groups across the state. Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of abortions in the U.S. and the principal advocate for abortion-on-demand, has
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Midstate leaders weigh in on survey that says more Americans want religious influence in politics

From the Carlisle Sentinel -  A recent survey showed that a growing number of Americans want religious leaders to exercise stronger influence on national politics, prompting local religious leaders to emphasize a need for balance between having a positive influence on political discou
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USCCB General Counsel Submits Comments on Latest Version of HHS Contraceptive Mandate

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) submitted comments October 8 to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and two other federal agencies on the Obama administration’s latest version of “Rules on Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable
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Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center Provides Medical and Dental Services to Pittsburgh’s Uninsured

As rising costs have placed many Pennsylvanians out of reach of adequate health care, one organization is lending a helping hand by providing services free of charge. Since 2007, the Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center has provided free medical and dental services for thousands
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USCCB Chairmen Express Grave Disappointment toward Supreme Court’s Action

From the USCCB—The chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, Bishop Richard J. Malone of Buffalo, New York, and the chairman of the USCCB’s Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, Archbishop Salvatore J. C
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Voter Registration Pennsylvania

Not Registered to Vote? Your Opinion Doesn’t Count.

Have you moved into the state or to a new county since the last election? Turned 18 recently? Are you recently married?  Or did you just never get around to registering to vote? You aren’t alone, as more than 24% of eligible voters are not registered. But be more than a sad statistic!
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Iraqi Christian, CRS

Call on Congress to Support Refugees from Iraq and Syria

The humanitarian crisis facing families in Iraq is something that was unimaginable for many of them just months ago. Since January of this year, 1.2 million Iraqis have been displaced from their homes. Christians, Yazidis, and mainstream Muslims have been slaughtered and many more hav
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