Life and Dignity

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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Support the Second Chance Act

Giving People a Second Chance Promotes Human Dignity and Keeps Communities Safe The United States Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to discuss reauthorization of the Second Chance Act (H.R. 3465/S.1690) in the coming weeks.  In order to broaden support for this important legisla
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Meet the 2014 Candidates for Governor

Printer-friendly Church Bulletin Insert 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 g
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Bishop Zubik visits Beaver County Jail

From the Beaver County Times Twenty-six voices echoed the Lord’s Prayer in the gym of the Beaver County Jail as Bishop David Zubik delivered Mass Wednesday night. “I think it’s just so important to put ourselves in the shoes of another person,” Zubik said of visiting the inmates
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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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