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PA House Passes Resolution Condemning Global Persecution of Christians

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives today unanimously passed House Resolution 182.  According to the United States Department of State, Christians are persecuted in over 60 countries.  It has been estimated that 100 million Christians are persecuted each year. The resolution res
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Easter Vigil to Bring Thousands into the Catholic Church Across the United States

Thousands of people across the United States will be welcomed into the Catholic Church at this year’s Easter vigil, April 4, including a retired Marine captain who appeared on the cover of National Geographic, a woman from The Gambia now living in the Pacific Northwest and a woman fro
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Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral Open for Visitation, Prayer during Holy Week

The golden domed Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, located at  830 North Franklin Street is Philadelphia, is now open for visitation, prayer, veneration and meditation. Visiting hours  Holy Monday through Holy Thursday are 4 pm. to 6:30 pm;  Good Friday 12 noo
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The World Meeting of Families: What you can do

The World Meeting of Families is just six months away. Archbishop Chaput of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia offered the following advice about what we can do to get involved in this historic and life-changing event:   First, World Meeting of Families is a very expensive event. Mu
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Senator Casey Stands Up for Life in Anti-Trafficking Bill Vote

Senator Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania) this week voted in favor of legislation to combat human trafficking despite strong opposition from many in the Democratic Party. The controversy centered on a fund to help trafficking victims using fines from people convicted of human trafficking off
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Senator Toomey Cosponsors Pro-Life Bill

Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey has signed on as a cosponsor of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (S. 582). The bill codifies a permanent, government-wide policy against taxpayer subsidies for abortion and abortion coverage. It also requires health plans offered under the Affor
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“What would we have done without it?”

“What would we have done without it?” That is the question one mother asked herself when speaking about the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC). After seeing her son thrive in the academically excellent and nurturing environment of her local Catholic school, this mom
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Pope Francis: We must not abandon the elderly

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday addressed members of the Pontifical Academy for Life, who are meeting in Rome for their General Assembly. In his remarks, the Holy Father spoke about the theme of the Assembly: “Assisting the elderly and palliative care.” Palliative care, he sa
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Support the Health Care Conscience Rights Act

Congress should reaffirm the principle that government “should not force anyone to stop offering or covering much-needed legitimate health care” because of a conscientious objection to abortion or other procedures, said Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley of Boston and Archbishop William E. Lor
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