Marriage and Family

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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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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Refuge Denied or Compassion Delivered?

In May 1939, hundreds of Jewish men, women and children boarded the ocean liner St. Louis in their native Germany to flee Hitler’s regime. The refugees were bound for Cuba to await their time when quotas for German immigrants would allow them into the United States. After many days at
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Summer camps, Catholic summer camps

Camp St. Andrew: Building Character and Self-Esteem for Pennsylvania’s Youth

Camp St. Andrew serves the youth of northeastern Pennsylvania by offering fun-filled outdoor activities while building character, developing leadership skills and establishing life-long friendships. Located in Tunkhannock, Camp St. Andrew is run by the Diocese of Scranton’s Catholic S
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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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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

UPDATE: House Bill 1090 was passed by both chambers of the General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Tom Corbett on July 2, 2014. The Pennsylvania Catholic Health Association (PCHA) and the PCC support House Bill 1090, legislation that would amend the Newborn Protection Act. HB
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