Marriage and Family

Down Syndrome Pennsylvania

Governor Corbett Signs Down Syndrome Education Act

Facing the prospect of raising a child with Down syndrome may seem overwhelming for many parents. The unanswered questions and worries may overshadow the realization of the child’s dignity and humanity. The Down Syndrome Prenatal and Postnatal Education Act, also called “Chloe&#
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Marriage Appeal Denied By Supreme Court

The effort by Clerk of Orphan’s Court Theresa Santai Gaffney to pursue intervention to appeal the Whitewood decision had proceeded to the Supreme Court.  Her petition to the U.S. Supreme Court for a stay of the Whitewood decision was denied on July 9th by Justice Alito, who is respons
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PCHA Supports Safe Haven Expansion

The Pennsylvania Catholic Health Association (PCHA) and the PCC support House Bill 1090, legislation that would amend the Newborn Protection Act. HB 1090 would permit police stations, in addition to hospitals, to be designated as sanctioned safe havens for placing unwanted newborns. T
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The Clerk of the Orphan’s Court and Marriage Explained

On June 10, 2014, the Clerk of the Orphan’s Court of Schuylkill County, Theresa Santai Gaffney, filed a motion to intervene in the Whitewood v. Wolf court case that declared unconstitutional the law defining marriage between one man and one woman. Gaffney is seeking intervention
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USCCB Invites Pope Francis to Attend the World Meeting of Families

From the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Yesterday at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) spring plenary meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, the bishops articulated their collective support for the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 by approving
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Schuylkill County Clerk Files Motion to Intervene in Marriage Lawsuit

Theresa Santai Gaffney, Clerk of the Orphan’s Court of Schuylkill County, filed a Motion to Intervene in Whitewood v. Wolf, the case in which federal District Judge John E. Jones, III declared unconstitutional the Commonwealth’s longstanding definition of marriage as between one man a
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Philadelphia Archdiocese sues over HHS Mandate

From CatholicPhilly.com, By Matthew Gambino The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and its Catholic Charities affiliates sued three agencies of the U.S. federal government Monday, June 2, seeking relief from the so-called “HHS mandate.” The regulations of the health care reform law require a
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Offering Real Alternatives to Women in Crisis

From The Catholic Witness The young woman who walks into the office may have been pro-life since she first became aware of the issue of abortion. And then, she finds herself pregnant, her boyfriend abandons her, and she feels completely alone. In that hour of crisis, she may be tempte
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Join the March for Marriage

Wondering what you can do to support marriage between one man and one woman? Be a part of the national March for Marriage in Washington, DC on June 19! The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is partnering with pro-family organizations, national and state groups, religious congre
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