Social Justice

Judicial & Local Elections Just Days Away!

On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, Pennsylvanians will elect candidates to represent their political parties in contests for mayor, city council, county commissioner, township supervisor, school board, and many other municipal positions. We will also vote for judicial candidates: Justice of th
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House Passes EITC/OSTC Bill, Now on to Senate

On May 11, the Pa House of Representatives passed House Bill 752 with a vote of 166-26. House Bill 752 increases funding for the Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) by $100 million. Both programs are funded by companies that contribute
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EITC Program Celebrates 14 Years

On May 6, hundreds of students, parents and teachers from across the state gathered on the steps of the capitol to show support for the Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs. These programs provide scholarships to over 50,000 st
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The World Meeting of Families Coming to Philadelphia

People from around the world will gather in Philadelphia this September for the World Meeting of Families and Pope Francis’ first visit to the United States. More than a million and a half people are expected to participate in a week of activities, including Mass celebrated by the Pop
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Catholic Relief Services Mobilizes Response to Nepal Earthquake

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is launching a major relief effort in response to the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday, April 24. A CRS team is on the ground in Kathmandu, the capital city and one of the most affected areas, and our local partner Caritas Nepal has s
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Support House Bill 857: Children’s Insurance Extension

The Pennsylvania Catholic Health Association (PCHA) and the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) support House Bill 857, which extends the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through December 31, 2017. PCHA and PCC have supported the CHIP program since its inception in 1992.
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Over 2 Million Background Checks

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Watch this video to learn more about how the Catholic Church is working to protect children.
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Parish Youth Groups Give Teens Opportunities to Explore Faith through Service

Church youth groups provide a safe place where teens can explore their faith, learn from each other and help the greater community. High school students at St. Gregory Byzantine Church in Upper St. Clair, a parish of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, come together each
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PA House Passes Resolution Condemning Global Persecution of Christians

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives today unanimously passed House Resolution 182.  According to the United States Department of State, Christians are persecuted in over 60 countries.  It has been estimated that 100 million Christians are persecuted each year. The resolution res
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