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State Budget Impasse: Pennsylvanians under Siege

A military operation in which enemy forces surround a town or building, cutting off essential supplies, with the aim of compelling the surrender of those inside is called a siege. With the state budget now five months overdue, thousands of Pennsylvania families with nothing to surrend
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Talking about Syrian Refugee Resettlement in the Wake of the Paris Attacks

The world was shocked by the terrorist attacks on citizens in Paris. In the wake of the news, there are many discussions about how to respond including whether or not we should permit Syrian refugees into the United States. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, along with Migration
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Eliminate Hunger: Improve the Economy

Eliminating hunger is good for the economy, according to a recent study. The analysts of The Perryman Group studied the economic cost of hunger and found that: “In addition to enormous human costs, hunger imposes severe costs on the economy. Not having sufficient food leads to a numbe
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Use Tax Dollars for Life Not Death

Videos of Planned Parenthood officials callously speaking about the harvesting and apparent sale of unborn babies’ body parts have been viewed by millions. But how can Planned Parenthood be involved in the possibly illegal selling of human body parts? One Planned Parenthood offi
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Heating Assistance Available for Those in Need

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It is a Thanksgiving tradition in many families to sit around the kitchen table and tell each other what we are thankful for each year. Has having heat in your home ever made the list? A successful program called the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helped about 400,
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Project HOME Inspires Millions to Unite in Prayer with Pope Francis

Pope Francis saw many landmarks during his Philadelphia visit, but one sight he did not miss was the spiritual art exhibit, “The Knotted Grotto.”  Located at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, the igloo-shaped grotto was covered in knotted ribbons where people of all fai
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Do unto others as you would have them do unto you

On this day of the Feast of St. Francis, like this if you’ll commit to living these words from Pope Francis. A photo posted by U.S. Catholic Bishops (@usccb) on Oct 4, 2015 at 5:54am PDT
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Discover God’s Love Anew: A Guide to the Sacrament of Penance

Pope Francis is bringing a message of mercy to Cuba and the United States this week and has declared a Holy Year of Mercy beginning December 8. He is urging all of us “to live this Year in the light of the Lord’s words: ‘Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. (cf. Lk 6:36
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Welcome to Pennsylvania, Pope Francis!

More than one in four Pennsylvanians are Catholic, making Catholicism the largest faith community in the Commonwealth. The daily influence of the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania can be seen in the Catholic hospitals, soup kitchens, nursing homes and schools that serve thousands of Pen
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