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Religious Liberty

Very Rev. Andriy Rabiy Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia

The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference extends congratulations and best wishes to Very Rev. Andriy Rabiy who was named this week as Auxiliary Bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia. He has been assigned the Tutular See of Germaniciana. Pope Francis concurred with t
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Why is HHS Contraception Order Still Standing? Trump Said it ‘Would Soon Be Over’

From USCCB president, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo – After meeting with President Trump in the Oval Office on May 4, I sat in the Rose Garden and listened as the president promised the Little Sisters of the Poor that their “long ordeal” with the government’s contraceptive mandate
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How to Talk about Religious Liberty

From the USCCB – Religious freedom has recently become one of the major focal points in the conversation on how Americans can promote the common good. Our Catholic tradition has much to offer this conversation. In this time of increasing polarization in our culture, we can contr
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State Budget Round Up for 2017-2018

Governor Tom Wolf announced his decision to let the General Assembly’s $32 billion FY 2017-2018 spending plan become law without his signature, despite the legislature’s unresolved negotiations for the revenue to back it up. The governor said he hopes that lawmakers “will come togethe
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Act Now to Support Increasing Education Tax Credits!

Pennsylvania’s constitutional deadline of June 30 to pass a state budget is quickly approaching. House Bill 250, which would increase tax credits available under the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program by $50 million (raising it to $175 million) and the Opportunity Schol
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Life of Cardinal William H. Keeler Honored by State Legislature

The life of Cardinal William H. Keeler was honored and celebrated on Monday, June 12, 2017, by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives with the unanimous adoption of House Resolution 345. The resolution was introduced by state Rep. Frank Ryan of Lebanon County. Cardinal Keeler, who
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Maybe the cure is the problem

The following is an article by Aaron Matthew Weldon that appeared as the May 25, 2017, entry on “God’s Servant First: A USCCB Religious Freedom Blog.” American culture today is highly individualistic.  Many of us make major life decisions on our own, we move from pla
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What’s on the PCC Legislative Agenda?

The 2017-2018 session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly is now fully underway and the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference and the Pennsylvania Catholic Health Association are tracking a number of different legislative proposals. See what bills are on the radar screen PCC and PCHA form
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Growing Vegetables & Awareness in the State Capitol’s Hunger Garden

Some of Pennsylvania’s politicians play dirty at the State Capitol – literally. Several members of the Legislative Hunger Caucus led by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) and Representative Jake Wheatley (D-Allegheny) got into the dirt and planted tomatoes, pepper
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