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Meeting the Pope

“Utterly amazing” are the words Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett used to describe what it was like to meet Pope Francis face-to-face before a crowd of 100,000 onlookers in Saint Peter’s Square in Rome. “I’ve met presidents. Those meetings were quite impressive,” he said, “but meeting
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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

We All Have a Role in Protecting Children  April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Catholic dioceses of Pennsylvania are reminding everyone everywhere that we must work together to ensure our children are protected and safe. Church teaching reminds us that every child i
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Reluctant litigants

From Lancaster Online - At 10 a.m. Tuesday, when the marshal cries the U.S. Supreme Court into session and Chief Justice John Roberts and eight associate justices take their seats behind a raised mahogany bench for oral arguments, the national spotlight will fall upon Hahn, 77, and th
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Three Archbishops Join Over 500 Faithful in Prayer Service for Peace in Ukraine

Philadelphia, Pa.–A Special Prayer Service for Peace in Ukraine was held Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 5 pm in the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception here. Archbishop Stefan Soroka, of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia, and Metropolitan of the
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Violence in Ukraine: Metropolitan Stefan’s Statement & A Prayer for Peace

From Metropolitan Stefan Soroka of the Archeparchy of Philadelphia -  Throughout the world, people are watching in horror at the surreal scenes of violence and brutality on the streets of Kyiv and other cities throughout Ukraine.  The images of confrontation and killing, of widespread
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Small Things with Great Love

Happy St. Valentine’s Day from the PCC!  
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Archbishop Chaput named to Vatican council

From CatholicPhilly- Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Charles Chaput a member of the Pontifical Council for the Laity. The Holy See made the announcement Thursday, Feb. 6. No details on the archbishop’s role on the council were released by the Vatican or the Archdiocese of Philad
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Did you know?

• There are approximately 3.3 million Catholics in Pennsylvania • Catholic health care facilities serve more than 3 million people of all faiths annually • Catholic charities agencies serve more than 360,000 people of all faiths annually • Pennsylvania has approximately 540 Catholic s
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Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer Appointed Eleventh Bishop of Harrisburg

The Very Reverend Robert M. Gillelan, Jr., Diocesan Administrator, has announced that Pope Francis has named Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, 66, as the eleventh bishop of the Diocese of Harrisburg. He succeeds Bishop Joseph P. McFadden, who died, May 2, 2013. Bishop Gainer will be int
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