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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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Support Ban of Brutal Painful Dismemberment Abortions

UPDATE: The Pennsylvania Senate voted 32-18 in support of Senate Bill 3. It now moves to the House of Representatives for their consideration. One Pennsylvania nurse told her legislator, “As a NICU [neonatal intensive care unit] nurse I can attest these babies do feel pain. This pract
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Support an End to Violence in Aleppo, Syria

From CRS- With a ceasefire collapsing in Aleppo Wednesday, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) supports the efforts of Pope Francis, who appealed for “an end to the violence and the peaceful resolution of hostilities” in Syria. Pope Francis also called for full respect of internation
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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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Bill Needed to Give Safe Harbor to Sexually Exploited Youth

What are the kids in your life worried about right now? Is your grandson talking about what to dress up as for Halloween? Is your niece worried about her math test? Is your son anxious about an upcoming football game? Now imagine a child who has become the victim of sex trafficking. T
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Catholic Relief Services Commits $5 Million to Hurricane Matthew Response

Hurricane Matthew Response
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is committing an initial $5 million to help Haiti and other countries in the Caribbean recover from Hurricane Matthew, the powerful storm that has left hundreds dead and devastated communities in this nation still recovering from the earthquake that stru
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Should Doctors Be Neutral on Suicide?

Most of us have spent time with a loved one at the end of his or her life.  Depending on circumstances, this could have been a peaceful and loving experience or one filled with anxiety and uncertainty. Some see doctor prescribed suicide as the solution to this uncertainty.  However, d
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