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Diocese of Greensburg leads ‘a year of help’ in wake of August 2016 flash flood

The Diocese of Greensburg, led by Catholic Charities, responded immediately to help individuals and families after a flash flood hit the Connellsville and Bullskin Township areas of Fayette County last summer. Nine months later, the agency has concluded its efforts after providing $18
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In Wake of Charlottesville Violence, Archbishop Charles Chaput Releases Statement

In Wake of Charlottesville Violence, Archbishop Charles Chaput Releases Statement On August 13, 2017, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. CAP. released the following statement in wake of the Charlottesville, Va. act of violence in which one woman was killed and 19 were i
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With Pa. as a Model, Education Tax Credits May Come to Federal Budget

From the Catholic News Service — Health care wasn’t the only issue before Congress this summer even though it grabbed most of the headlines. Lawmakers also held budget talks that included proposed cuts to education spending. In mid-July, members of the House Appropriations Committee v
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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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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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Insurance Department Releases Brochure Outlining Coverage of Opioid Addiction and other Substance Use Disorder Treatment, Depending on How Consumers Get Health Insurance

From the Pennsylvania Insurance Department – As part of Governor Wolf’s effort to battle the opioid crisis, the Pennsylvania Insurance Department released a brochure to help people battling opioid addiction understand what substance use disorder treatment (SUD) is covered by the
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Pennsylvania Senator Unveils Plan to Empower Children with Educational Opportunity

“My mom wanted something better for us so she sent us to the Joshua Group,” says Lance Deane “Through God’s work … my brother and I were the first in our family to graduate from college. I didn’t come from much; all I wanted was an opportunity.” It was school choice that gave Deane th
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Harborcreek Arts Center Gives Youth New Life

He’s only 17, but Nick Smith says the past year has been the best of his life. He credits Harborcreek Youth Services (HYS), a psychiatric residential treatment center for young people. “It saved my life,” says Nick, whose real last name is withheld to protect his privacy. Located in H
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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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