Social Justice

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Keeping The Heat On This Winter

In Pennsylvania, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, helps families and individuals in need heat their homes through the winter. As we enter the cold winter months, many of us look forward to comforts like hot chocolate and Christmas decorations. But for some Pen
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Before You Vote, Read These Election Resources

There are many issues on the minds of Catholic voters in this election. On November 4, Election Day in the Commonwealth, we have important political choices to make. The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference invited both candidates for Pennsylvania governor to share their views. Incumbent
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Pope Francis Calls for Abolition of the Death Penalty

In a address to members of the International Association of Criminal Law, Pope Francis said, “All Christians and people of goodwill are called today to fight not only for the abolition of the death penalty be it legal or illegal, in all of its forms, but also for the improvement
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Call on Congress to Support Refugees from Iraq and Syria

The humanitarian crisis facing families in Iraq is something that was unimaginable for many of them just months ago. Since January of this year, 1.2 million Iraqis have been displaced from their homes. Christians, Yazidis, and mainstream Muslims have been slaughtered and many more hav
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Pennsylvania Recognized for Passage of Anti-Human Trafficking Bills

This year thousands of Catholic advocates stood up for the voiceless and asked the Pennsylvania legislature to toughen laws against human traffickers.  On July 2, Governor Tom Corbett signed Senate Bill 75 into law, which will make it easier for law enforcement to prosecute trafficker
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Hubert Michael’s Execution Delayed Again

This morning, Governor Tom Corbett granted a temporary reprieve to Hubert Michael, who was scheduled to be executed on September 22. The governor issued the reprieve due to the Department of Corrections’ apparent inability to carry out the execution due to a lack of lethal injection d
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Support the Second Chance Act

Giving People a Second Chance Promotes Human Dignity and Keeps Communities Safe The United States Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to discuss reauthorization of the Second Chance Act (H.R. 3465/S.1690) in the coming weeks.  In order to broaden support for this important legisla
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Meet the 2014 Candidates for Governor

Printer-friendly Church Bulletin Insert There are many issues on the minds of Catholic voters in this election. On November 4, Election Day in the Commonwealth, we have important political choices to make. The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference invited both candidates for Pennsylvania g
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Bishop Zubik visits Beaver County Jail

From the Beaver County Times Twenty-six voices echoed the Lord’s Prayer in the gym of the Beaver County Jail as Bishop David Zubik delivered Mass Wednesday night. “I think it’s just so important to put ourselves in the shoes of another person,” Zubik said of visiting the inmates
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