Marriage and Family

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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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 meeting will engage all of society to help strengthen families

  By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) – The World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year will be open to families and people of different faiths, including no faith at all, to engage the wider society in dialogue and to serve and strengthen all fa
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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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Come to Philadelphia: An invitation to the world’s families for 2015

From Archbishop Chaput’s invitation to the World Meeting of Families - “The lesson is this: As families, we need to teach our children that what we do becomes who we are. We need to share more and acquire less. We need to unplug a little from the network of noise that surr
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Respect All Parties in Adoption

Adoption is a deeply personal and emotional decision for birth parents. It is a loving and life affirming choice; but each adoption decision may be grounded in very different circumstances. Pennsylvania law allows for open adoptions but also establishes a mediation process where adopt
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Small Things with Great Love

Happy St. Valentine’s Day from the PCC!  
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Archbishop Chaput named to Vatican council

From CatholicPhilly- Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Charles Chaput a member of the Pontifical Council for the Laity. The Holy See made the announcement Thursday, Feb. 6. No details on the archbishop’s role on the council were released by the Vatican or the Archdiocese of Philad
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Archbishop Chaput on the Crisis in Ukraine

From Archbishop Chaput: We belong to one Church – a family that spans continents and centuries, bound together by a common faith in Jesus Christ. In that spirit, today I ask all Catholics in the Greater Philadelphia region to pray urgently for the Church in Ukraine and to press
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