Social Justice

The World Meeting of Families: What you can do

The World Meeting of Families is just six months away. Archbishop Chaput of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia offered the following advice about what we can do to get involved in this historic and life-changing event:   First, World Meeting of Families is a very expensive event. Mu
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Senator Casey Stands Up for Life in Anti-Trafficking Bill Vote

Senator Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania) this week voted in favor of legislation to combat human trafficking despite strong opposition from many in the Democratic Party. The controversy centered on a fund to help trafficking victims using fines from people convicted of human trafficking off
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“What would we have done without it?”

“What would we have done without it?” That is the question one mother asked herself when speaking about the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC). After seeing her son thrive in the academically excellent and nurturing environment of her local Catholic school, this mom
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Pope Francis: We must not abandon the elderly

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday addressed members of the Pontifical Academy for Life, who are meeting in Rome for their General Assembly. In his remarks, the Holy Father spoke about the theme of the Assembly: “Assisting the elderly and palliative care.” Palliative care, he sa
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Catholic Parish Helps Immigrants of All Faiths in Berks County

“It’s important for a parish to recognize the needs of the community and respond to it. In the Reading area, there is a large immigrant community. I was hearing from people – Catholics and non-Catholics – who were looking for language classes to help them bette
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Our state doesn’t need to rely on execution, and it shouldn’t

Last week, Gov. Tom Wolf made a bold decision to grant a temporary reprieve to inmate Terrance Williams, who was scheduled to be executed on March 4. The governor vowed to grant other reprieves, in effect declaring a moratorium on executions in Pennsylvania. Williams would have been t
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CRS

Pennsylvania Native Serves as Catholic Relief Services Fellow

Many Catholics know of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) as the international charitable outreach of the church. When the devastating typhoon hit the Philippines, parishes across Pennsylvania held collections to send aid. Emergency relief is an important part of CRS’s work, but they do s
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The antidote to violence is love, not more violence.

Click here today to send a message to Governor Wolf in support of life over the death penalty!      
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Ukrainian Catholic Bishops in the U.S. Issue Appeal for Meditation, Fasting for Peace

From the Ukrainian Archeparchy of Philadelphia – The Ukrainian Catholic Bishops in the United States have issued an appeal to clergy, religious and faithful for meditation and fasting for Ukraine. In their letter, the bishops state “The bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catho
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