Life and Dignity

winter heating program

Keeping The Heat On This Winter

In Pennsylvania, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, helps families and individuals in need heat their homes through the winter. As we enter the cold winter months, many of us look forward to comforts like hot chocolate and Christmas decorations. But for some Pen
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Before You Vote, Read These Election Resources

There are many issues on the minds of Catholic voters in this election. On November 4, Election Day in the Commonwealth, we have important political choices to make. The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference invited both candidates for Pennsylvania governor to share their views. Incumbent
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Pope Francis Calls for Abolition of the Death Penalty

In a address to members of the International Association of Criminal Law, Pope Francis said, “All Christians and people of goodwill are called today to fight not only for the abolition of the death penalty be it legal or illegal, in all of its forms, but also for the improvement
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USCCB General Counsel Submits Comments on Latest Version of HHS Contraceptive Mandate

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) submitted comments October 8 to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and two other federal agencies on the Obama administration’s latest version of “Rules on Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable
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Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center Provides Medical and Dental Services to Pittsburgh’s Uninsured

As rising costs have placed many Pennsylvanians out of reach of adequate health care, one organization is lending a helping hand by providing services free of charge. Since 2007, the Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center has provided free medical and dental services for thousands
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USCCB Chairmen Express Grave Disappointment toward Supreme Court’s Action

From the USCCB—The chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, Bishop Richard J. Malone of Buffalo, New York, and the chairman of the USCCB’s Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, Archbishop Salvatore J. C
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Iraqi Christian, CRS

Call on Congress to Support Refugees from Iraq and Syria

The humanitarian crisis facing families in Iraq is something that was unimaginable for many of them just months ago. Since January of this year, 1.2 million Iraqis have been displaced from their homes. Christians, Yazidis, and mainstream Muslims have been slaughtered and many more hav
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Update: Senate Aging & Youth Committee Vote on HB 162

The Pennsylvania Senate Aging and Youth Committee amended House Bill 162, before voting it out of committee by a vote of 9-2. The legislation passed the House of Representatives in October 2013. The initial proposal would have required the Pennsylvania Department of Health to provide
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PA Catholic Conference, Gov Corbett

Hubert Michael’s Execution Delayed Again

This morning, Governor Tom Corbett granted a temporary reprieve to Hubert Michael, who was scheduled to be executed on September 22. The governor issued the reprieve due to the Department of Corrections’ apparent inability to carry out the execution due to a lack of lethal injection d
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