Religious Liberty

Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Catholic Social Services Give Children a Christmas to Remember

Christmas is a time for celebration, but it also a time for helping those in need. Since 1955, the Archbishop’s Christmas Benefit for Children has supported programs at Catholic Social Services that directly benefit children in poverty, at-risk youth and children living with special n
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Run Forth to Meet Christ

Grant your faithful, we pray, almighty God, the resolve to run forth to meet your Christ. Christmas is coming; the race is on – shopping, baking, cleaning, decorating, socializing. Most of us run around a lot this time of year; but toward whom are we running – the Christ child or the
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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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Midstate leaders weigh in on survey that says more Americans want religious influence in politics

From the Carlisle Sentinel -  A recent survey showed that a growing number of Americans want religious leaders to exercise stronger influence on national politics, prompting local religious leaders to emphasize a need for balance between having a positive influence on political discou
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USCCB General Counsel Submits Comments on Latest Version of HHS Contraceptive Mandate

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) submitted comments October 8 to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and two other federal agencies on the Obama administration’s latest version of “Rules on Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable
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Iraqi Christian, CRS

Call on Congress to Support Refugees from Iraq and Syria

The humanitarian crisis facing families in Iraq is something that was unimaginable for many of them just months ago. Since January of this year, 1.2 million Iraqis have been displaced from their homes. Christians, Yazidis, and mainstream Muslims have been slaughtered and many more hav
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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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