Life and Dignity

PA Catholic Conference, Gov Corbett

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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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 Water Day is Saturday, March 22.

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) works throughout the world to provide clean water and sanitation to our brothers and sisters in need. CRS is grateful for the on-going prayers and support of the Catholic community in the U.S. Right now, another special way you can support our water and
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Connecting Adoptees to Their History

Adoption is a life-giving, loving and courageous choice. The circumstances in each adoption are unique. No two are alike. In 2010, Pennsylvania reformed its adoption law implementing new procedures for voluntary open adoption agreements where the prospective adoptive parent can enter
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Subsidiarity, Solidarity & the State

“It is the responsibility of the state to safeguard and promote the common good of society,” writes Pope Francis in his recent encyclical, Evangelii Gaudium, “Based on the principles of subsidiarity and solidarity, and fully committed to political dialogue and consensus building, it p
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Pregnancy Support to Women Lowers Abortions in Pennsylvania

News Release from Real Alternatives: For the fourth year in a row, Real Alternatives, the statewide administrator of the Pennsylvania Alternatives to Abortion Program, reports an increase in the number of women served.  In fiscal year 2012-2013, 19,325 women were provided comprehensiv
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