Marriage and Family

USCCB Welcomes Obama Administration Announcement Of Relief For Immigrant Families, USCCB President Cites Urgent Pastoral Need For A More Humane View Of Immigrants

From the USCCB—Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, M.Sp.S., auxiliary bishop of Seattle and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Migration, welcomed the news today that the Obama administration will defer deportations for many undocumented immigrants and their
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adoption

Adoption Month: 5 Siblings Adopted Together

November is National Adoption Month, and no family is happier to celebrate it than the Roush family. On November 18, the siblings, ranging in age from 7 to 16, will be adopted by their aunt and uncle in Dauphin County in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  The adoption has been facilitated by
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Pope Francis Will Attend the World Meeting of Families

The Vatican confirms the Holy Father’s visit to Philadelphia next year In remarks offered today in Rome, Pope Francis formally announced his intention to attend the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015, set to be held September 22-27, 2015. This visit will mark his first to t
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A Review of the 2013-2014 Legislative Session

Over the past two years, Catholic advocates in Pennsylvania made their voices heard on issues ranging from education to respect for life, from health care to religious liberty. No matter the subject, you have brought Gospel values and the teachings of the Church into the public square
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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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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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Pennsylvania Recognized for Passage of Anti-Human Trafficking Bills

This year thousands of Catholic advocates stood up for the voiceless and asked the Pennsylvania legislature to toughen laws against human traffickers.  On July 2, Governor Tom Corbett signed Senate Bill 75 into law, which will make it easier for law enforcement to prosecute trafficker
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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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