Religious Liberty

Support the Health Care Conscience Rights Act

Congress should reaffirm the principle that government “should not force anyone to stop offering or covering much-needed legitimate health care” because of a conscientious objection to abortion or other procedures, said Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley of Boston and Archbishop William E. Lor
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Catholic Parish Helps Immigrants of All Faiths in Berks County

“It’s important for a parish to recognize the needs of the community and respond to it. In the Reading area, there is a large immigrant community. I was hearing from people – Catholics and non-Catholics – who were looking for language classes to help them bette
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Diocese of Erie Responds to HHS Appeal Ruling

The Diocese of Erie was disappointed by the opinion issued today in the cases the Erie and Pittsburgh dioceses had brought against the government under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in the United States Court of Appeals. At issue was whether the dioceses—which are exempt from
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Ukrainian Catholic Bishops in the U.S. Issue Appeal for Meditation, Fasting for Peace

From the Ukrainian Archeparchy of Philadelphia – The Ukrainian Catholic Bishops in the United States have issued an appeal to clergy, religious and faithful for meditation and fasting for Ukraine. In their letter, the bishops state “The bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catho
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Catholic Rural Ministry: Showing PA what it means to be Catholic

When Sister Mary Hoffman, OSB, and Sister Phyllis Schleicher, OSB, first opened the home base of the Catholic Rural Ministry in Port Allegheny, they had no idea the magnitude of the impact their presence would have on their local communities. Their presence in the Allegheny Mountains
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Catholic Schools Save Taxpayers $2.28 Billion

Most of us manage family budgets with far fewer zeroes than the Pennsylvania state budget, which measures its expenses in the billions. State Education spending alone subsidizes $12 billion in public school expenses annually.  That is a 12 plus nine zeroes! And Pennsylvanians pay many
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New Members of the PCHA Board Elected

The Pennsylvania Catholic Health Association (PCHA) enables the Catholic health care ministry to continue and strengthen its vital role as Christ’s healing presence in the communities served. PCHA provides a forum for communication and advocacy coordination within the Catholic health
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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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