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Life and Dignity

Support Health Care for All Children

An inconsolable baby’s high fever. The shriek of a toddler who has accidentally burned his hand.  A middle-schooler with an abscessed tooth. The  worry about whether a physical or developmental milestone is not met.  Many are the moments of fretful helplessness a parent feels when rai
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Updated Legislative Review

Every two-year legislative session, thousands of bills are introduced.  Many of these proposals are of import to Catholics, as they impact programs for the needy, access to health care, respect for human life, education and more. Click here to see an updated list of legislation suppor
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PA Primaries: 2016 Election Resources

Update: Click here to see the results of the Primary Election. In our commitment to follow Jesus Christ we must do more than just show up for Mass on Sunday morning, we must bear Christian witness in all we do – in our homes, in our work and recreation, in our interaction with the wor
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Tell Reps: Support Fetal Pain Dismemberment Abortion Ban

One Pennsylvania nurse told her legislator, “As a NICU [neonatal intensive care unit] nurse I can attest these babies do feel pain. This practice of abortion or any abortion is cruel, for the infant and mother. Please vote to ban this practice.  The mothers and infants of Pennsylvania
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Lawmaker Explains How Medical Technology Demands Action to Save Lives

Click here to send a message in support of pro-life House Bill 1948.  
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Ethical Debate Must Keep Pace with Technological Advances

The following is an op-ed written by State Representatives Kathy Rapp (R-Crawford/Forest/Warren), Bryan Barbin (D-Cambria/Somerset) and Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster). Send a message to your legislator in support of this legislation at this link.  Over the past 30 years, massive changes i
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PCHA President Recognized as Healthcare Hero

On March 30, PA Catholic Health Association President Sr. Clare Christi Schiefer, O.S.F., was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by Central Penn Parent. During the award presentation, Sr. Clare’s contributions to health care, first as a nurse and later as a public policy advocate, w
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North Korea, China and…Pennsylvania?

“Safe, Legal and Rare” is a common refrain of abortion supporters. However, a legal late-term procedure known as “dismemberment abortion” carries significant risk to the health of the mother and requires the baby’s limbs to be torn from his or her body. This results in an increased ri
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A Commitment to Healing & Promise to Protect

The Catholic community received the grand jury report about past sexual abuse in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown with shock and anger. We pray that the Catholic Church’s painful past will contribute to a better understanding of sexual abuse in all sectors of society. We must always e
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