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Updates to Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Law

More Pennsylvania adults will be accountable for stopping and preventing child abuse with the recent passage of legislation that broadens the definition of who is a mandated reporter. State Sen. Kim Ward of Westmoreland County sponsored Senate Bill 21, which broadens the definition of
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World Meeting of Families, Pope Francis, Governor Corbett, PA Catholic Conference

Meeting the Pope

“Utterly amazing” are the words Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett used to describe what it was like to meet Pope Francis face-to-face before a crowd of 100,000 onlookers in Saint Peter’s Square in Rome. “I’ve met presidents. Those meetings were quite impressive,” he said, “but meeting
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Support unemployment insurance for workers searching for decent jobs

From the USCCB- Economy still failing to produce sufficient decent job opportunities for all who want to work Yesterday the Senate passed a temporary extension of emergency unemployment benefits. Now the House of Representatives needs to act to restore this basic financial security fo
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Shameful

Human trafficking is modern day slavery – one person profiting from the exploitation of another. It can take the form of prostitution, slave labor, pornography or other abuses. And it is happening here in Pennsylvania. A leading human trafficking hotline reported over 2,100 call
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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

We All Have a Role in Protecting Children  April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Catholic dioceses of Pennsylvania are reminding everyone everywhere that we must work together to ensure our children are protected and safe. Church teaching reminds us that every child i
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World meeting will engage all of society to help strengthen families

  By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year will be open to families and people of different faiths, including no faith at all, to engage the wider society in dialogue and to serve and strengthen all fa
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Reluctant litigants

From Lancaster Online - At 10 a.m. Tuesday, when the marshal cries the U.S. Supreme Court into session and Chief Justice John Roberts and eight associate justices take their seats behind a raised mahogany bench for oral arguments, the national spotlight will fall upon Hahn, 77, and th
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Three Archbishops Join Over 500 Faithful in Prayer Service for Peace in Ukraine

Philadelphia, Pa.–A Special Prayer Service for Peace in Ukraine was held Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 5 pm in the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception here. Archbishop Stefan Soroka, of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia, and Metropolitan of the
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Welcome, Bishop Gainer

Bishop Gainer was installed today as the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Harrisburg. As part of that role, he will serve as the President of the PCC. Here are some photos of his first week in the Diocese of Harrisburg. For more information, visit the diocesan website.
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