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Protect International Religious Freedom by Passing H.R. 1150

Pope Francis has expressed increasing concern for the suffering of many Christians and others who are persecuted around the world simply because of their faith. The brutality inflicted on religious minorities has reached staggering proportions, causing them to flee the violence in pla
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Hot Time for EITC

“The hot time is now” to contribute to an Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) scholarship organization, said Richard Bluis, partner in the accounting firm, Martin M. Sacks and Associates. He is a member of the school board and parent of a student at Saint Catherine Laboure Schoo
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Pentecost and the nature of speaking the truth

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M, CAP.  In Christian thought, justice is one of the cardinal (or “hinge”) virtues. Mercy — also a virtue — is a fruit of the great theological virtue, charity. Together, mercy and justice should guide a mature Christian’s actions, choices and word
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Judicial & Local Elections Just Days Away!

On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, Pennsylvanians will elect candidates to represent their political parties in contests for mayor, city council, county commissioner, township supervisor, school board, and many other municipal positions. We will also vote for judicial candidates: Justice of th
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UPDATED U.S. House To Vote on Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

UPDATE: The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act passed the House 242-181. See how your Congressperson voted here.  Cardinal Seán O’Malley, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, recently wrote to Congress asking them to pass the Pain Capable U
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House Passes EITC/OSTC Bill, Now on to Senate

On May 11, the Pa House of Representatives passed House Bill 752 with a vote of 166-26. House Bill 752 increases funding for the Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) by $100 million. Both programs are funded by companies that contribute
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school choice, eitc, ostc

EITC Program Celebrates 14 Years

On May 6, hundreds of students, parents and teachers from across the state gathered on the steps of the capitol to show support for the Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs. These programs provide scholarships to over 50,000 st
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The World Meeting of Families Coming to Philadelphia

People from around the world will gather in Philadelphia this September for the World Meeting of Families and Pope Francis’ first visit to the United States. More than a million and a half people are expected to participate in a week of activities, including Mass celebrated by the Pop
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USCCB President Comments on Supreme Court’s Oral Arguments on Marriage

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments April 28, on the constitutionality of states defining and recognizing marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Commenting on the oral arguments before the Court, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president
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