The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference Institute for Public Policy is an initiative of the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) to bolster one of its long-standing missions of fostering a public understanding of the Church’s teaching and concern about issues within the public policy arena. Pennsylvania’s Catholic Bishops expect the Institute to facilitate opportunities for people to learn more about the Catholic perspective on public affairs and bring together experts to shed the light of Catholic social teaching into the public debate.
This website is a repository of the articles, newsletters and news alerts regularly published by the PCC. Visitors are able to read statements from the Bishops, download resources for Church bulletins, and with a few clicks of the mouse, send a message to their state legislators or Congressmen.
The PCC Institute is the backbone of the Pennsylvania Catholic Advocacy Network, an online community of people interested in learning more about Catholic issues and speaking up when grassroots support is needed. People sign up to receive action alerts when legislation is moving and periodic newsletters to stay up-to-date with issues in Harrisburg. This tool for electronic evangelization, along with the regularly updated PCC facebook and twitter pages, has the potential to increase the reach and efficiency of our advocacy on behalf of the disadvantaged and vulnerable, and change the hearts and minds of many.
PCC has also developed a tool kit to encourage in person visits with legislators. Read the Advocacy Toolkit about legislative visits.
The PCC developed a “tool kit” for parishes to help inform parishioners about this great resource. Parishes have permission to download, print and distribute bulletin inserts. To copy and reprint bulletin announcements, or download and insert bulletin fillers and ads.
Parishes are also encouraged to post a link to www.pacatholic.org on their own websites. A web “bug” graphic is also available for download.
Tool Kit Materials
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Many of the materials on this page are in a .pdf format. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view and print.