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Religious Liberty

Questions & Answers with Speaker of the House Mike Turzai about Expanding EITC

Pennsylvania’s Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) is passionate about giving parents and grandparents real options for their children’s education. He is spearheading an effort to expand the highly successful Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholar
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Communications Professional Wanted: PCC Director of Outreach

The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) is seeking a seasoned communications professional to work in conjunction with the Communications Director with planning and carrying out a program of information and education to advance PCC’s mission to foster a public understanding of the C
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Invest in Success: Expand EITC & OSTC Scholarships

The Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) is leading the charge to give more opportunities to Pennsylvania’s students to go to the school that best meets their needs. He is the prime sponsor of House Bill 250 which proposes to increase the amou
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Time to Defend Life & Religious Liberty

Public outcry by forces hostile to our religious freedom has already begun. They are attempting to pressure President Donald Trump into not issuing an executive order that would protect our Constitutional rights. If we do not raise our voices today President Trump may only hear the de
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Religious freedom, first among our liberties, is under threat

December 15 marks the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights. The Philadelphia Inquirer is running a 12-part series to mark the occasion, and invited Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput, who is also the chairman of the PCC, to write about the First Amendment: Religious freedom is
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Report: PA’s Catholic Parishes, Ministries have Huge Economic Impact

We’ve told you before about the over $2 billion Catholic schools save Pennsylvania taxpayers each year. Of course the benefits go beyond the dollar signs, as the hundreds of Pennsylvania Catholic schools have graduated intelligent, successful, and community-minded citizens who h
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2015-2016 Session End Legislative Status Report

The 2015-2016 session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly officially closes on November 30. Here is the status of the several high priority bills that were on the legislative agenda of the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference. Pro-Life Legislation – House Bill 1948 would have banned barb
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Cardinal Dolan Calls For Renewed Fight Against Doctor-Assisted Suicide

Seven jurisdictions in the United States have now opened the legal door to this dangerous abuse of medicine, an alarming trend that must be stopped for the sake of human dignity and the sacredness of life. In Colorado, Proposition 106 legalized the ability of a doctor to write prescri
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Study finds that religion contributes $1.2 trillion to US economy

A new study finds that religious groups in America contribute $1.2 trillion to the national economy, much of it in charitable services, which would be enough to make U.S. religion the 15th largest economy in the world. In his commentary on this study, Crux Contributor Christopher Whit
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