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Religious Liberty

USCCB Files Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Court Case Challenging HHS Mandate

The General Counsel of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) filed a brief amicus curiae, January 8, in the Zubik v. Burwell case now before the U.S. Supreme Court on the question of the contraceptive mandate of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The brief arg
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When did we see you? Poverty Awareness Month 2016

“With the present Jubilee of Mercy I want to invite the Church to pray and work so that every Christian will have a humble and compassionate heart, one capable of proclaiming and witnessing to mercy. It is my hope that all of us will learn to ‘forgive and give,’ to b
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Urge Elected Officials to Stay at the Budget Negotiation Table

Key budget negotiations are underway. Pennsylvanians can encourage the General Assembly and Governor Wolf to negotiate and pass a budget. The organizations that do the important work of educating our children and serving Pennsylvanians who are vulnerable and at risk can wait no longer
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PCC Executive Director Receives Defender of Life Award

Dr. Robert J. O’Hara, Jr., Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference, was honored with the Defender of Life Award by the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia at their annual Stand Up for Life Dinner. Edel Finnegan, Executive Director of the Pro-Life Union of Greater
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Protect Conscience Rights of Health Care Providers

The National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC) and the National Committee for a Human Life Amendment (NCHLA) are part of a national coalition in a call-to-action to protect the conscience rights of health care providers, especially nurses. Dr. Marie Hilliard, Director of Bioethics and
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Use Tax Dollars for Life Not Death

Videos of Planned Parenthood officials callously speaking about the harvesting and apparent sale of unborn babies’ body parts have been viewed by millions. But how can Planned Parenthood be involved in the possibly illegal selling of human body parts? One Planned Parenthood offi
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Supreme Court Chooses to Hear HHS Mandate Cases

Freedom to serve the needy, great national tradition, at stake Continue years of prayer for justice for those who offer mercy Pope Francis paid surprise visit to Little Sisters, among those before Supreme Court WASHINGTON–As the Supreme Court takes up the plea of religious ministries
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Freedom to Care

In his recent address in Philadelphia. . . , Pope Francis noted that “various forms of modern tyranny seek to suppress religious freedom, or […] try to reduce it to a subculture without right to a voice in the public square.”  Powerful political and cultural leaders often
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Images of Religious Freedom Inspire and Call us to Action

Bishop Ronald Gainer of the Diocese of Harrisburg recently reminded Pennsylvania’s lawmakers to look around the magnificent “office” they walk into every session day. During his keynote speech at the 2015 legislative breakfast, hosted by the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference and the Pe
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