Social Justice

Catholic Leaders Welcome Supreme Court’s Review of Lethal Injection Use

WASHINGTON—The chairs of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development and Committee on Pro-life Activities welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court’s January 23 announcement that it would review the drug protocols of lethal injection executions in the state of Oklahoma. The court wi
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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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Midstate Story Highlights Need for Safe Haven Law

News out of Harrisburg today reminds us about the need for Pennsylvania’s Safe Haven Law, also known as the Newborn Protect Act. According to reports, witnesses saw a woman trying to abandon her child.  Thankfully, the baby is reportedly in good health. To many of us, this story may s
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Support the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Hundreds of thousands of Americans will participate in the March for Life this week in Washington, DC. You can make your own stand for the dignity of life by sending a message in support of H.R. 36, important pro-life legislation. In a January 20 letter to Congress, Cardinal Seán O
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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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Catholic healthcare

St. Anne Home: Bringing Healing Through Music

  For most people, singing Christmas carols is fun a way to celebrate and spread cheer with friends and family.  For those at St. Anne Home in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Christmas carols serve a much higher purpose: the carols are used as music therapy for residents and as a way t
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“The Holy Family was once a family of immigrants and refugees”

Archbishop Chaput of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia released this statement on immigration reform: Mary of Nazareth has always had a special place in the heart of the Church. She is theotokos, the “God-bearer”; Scripture’s greatest human witness of courage, humility
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Pope Francis

Pope, religious leaders pledge to work together to end slavery by 2020

  VATICAN CITY (CNS) – As Pope Francis and leaders of other churches and religions signed a declaration pledging to work together to help end modern slavery in the world by 2020, he urged governments, businesses and all people of good will to join forces against this “
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