Life and Dignity

Day of Prayer for Iraq on Sunday, August 17

Pope Francis has appealed to the Church throughout the world to join in prayerful solidarity for the Holy Spirit to send the gift of peace to Iraq. The Iraqi people have been subject to horrific violence in recent months and Christians in Iraq have been mercilessly persecuted.  
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Catholic Iraq

Iraq: CRS, Caritas Reach Displaced Families

Escalating violence in northern and central Iraq has caused devastation and mass displacement of 1.2 million people since January. Fear looms as the Islamic State of Iraq and greater Syria (ISIS) has taken control of large swaths of the Ninewa, Salah Al-Din and Diyala provinces. Relig
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PCC Supports Inclusion Act

The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference supports H.R. 5285, the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2014, also called The Inclusion Act. At the heart of The Inclusion Act is this simple question: should our government be limiting the number of agencies working on behalf of children i
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PA Catholic Conference, Gov Corbett

Execution Scheduled: Ask Leaders to Choose Life

Governor Corbett has signed an execution warrant for Hubert L. Michael, Jr., who is now scheduled to be executed on September 22, 2014. The Board of Pardons is able to reduce the sentence to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole and Governor Tom Corbett  is able to grant
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Prayers, Action for Peace in Middle East, Ukraine, Africa, Central America

  From Archbishop Kurtz: On Sunday, July 20, our Holy Father, Pope Francis, prayed for peace in all situations of tension and conflict in the world. He mentioned in particular the Middle East and Ukraine, singling out the terrible crisis of Christians in Iraq with these words: “T
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Down Syndrome Pennsylvania

Governor Corbett Signs Down Syndrome Education Act

Facing the prospect of raising a child with Down syndrome may seem overwhelming for many parents. The unanswered questions and worries may overshadow the realization of the child’s dignity and humanity. The Down Syndrome Prenatal and Postnatal Education Act, also called “Chloe&#
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immigration, Catholic, unaccompanied minors

Protect Vulnerable Unaccompanied Children

Please urge your Senators and Representative to oppose legislative efforts to strip protections away from unaccompanied children who are fleeing from violence in Central America and seeking refuge in the United States. This includes, among others, efforts to reduce protections by chan
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Bill to Combat Human Trafficking Becomes Law

On July 2, 2014, Governor Corbett signed Senate Bill 75 (now Act 105 of 2014), which will help combat human trafficking in Pennsylvania. Human trafficking is modern day slavery – one person profiting from the exploitation of another. It can take the form of prostitution, slave labor,
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U.S. Supreme Court Makes Favorable Religious Liberty Decision

Pennsylvania Catholic Conference Encouraged by Favorable U.S. Supreme Court Religious Liberty Decision “[R]eason recognizes that religious freedom is a fundamental right of man, reflecting his highest dignity, that of seeking the truth and adhering to it, and recognizing it as an indi
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