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PA Catholic Conference, Gov Corbett

Updates to Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Law

More Pennsylvania adults will be accountable for stopping and preventing child abuse with the recent passage of legislation that broadens the definition of who is a mandated reporter. State Sen. Kim Ward of Westmoreland County sponsored Senate Bill 21, which broadens the definition of
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Support unemployment insurance for workers searching for decent jobs

From the USCCB- Economy still failing to produce sufficient decent job opportunities for all who want to work Yesterday the Senate passed a temporary extension of emergency unemployment benefits. Now the House of Representatives needs to act to restore this basic financial security fo
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Shameful

Human trafficking is modern day slavery – one person profiting from the exploitation of another. It can take the form of prostitution, slave labor, pornography or other abuses. And it is happening here in Pennsylvania. A leading human trafficking hotline reported over 2,100 call
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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

We All Have a Role in Protecting Children  April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Catholic dioceses of Pennsylvania are reminding everyone everywhere that we must work together to ensure our children are protected and safe. Church teaching reminds us that every child i
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Reluctant litigants

From Lancaster Online - At 10 a.m. Tuesday, when the marshal cries the U.S. Supreme Court into session and Chief Justice John Roberts and eight associate justices take their seats behind a raised mahogany bench for oral arguments, the national spotlight will fall upon Hahn, 77, and th
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Three Archbishops Join Over 500 Faithful in Prayer Service for Peace in Ukraine

Philadelphia, Pa.–A Special Prayer Service for Peace in Ukraine was held Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 5 pm in the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception here. Archbishop Stefan Soroka, of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia, and Metropolitan of the
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World Water Day is Saturday, March 22.

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) works throughout the world to provide clean water and sanitation to our brothers and sisters in need. CRS is grateful for the on-going prayers and support of the Catholic community in the U.S. Right now, another special way you can support our water and
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Subsidiarity, Solidarity & the State

“It is the responsibility of the state to safeguard and promote the common good of society,” writes Pope Francis in his recent encyclical, Evangelii Gaudium, “Based on the principles of subsidiarity and solidarity, and fully committed to political dialogue and consensus building, it p
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PCHA Urges Protection of Children’s Insurance Program

Sr. Clare Christi Schiefer, President of the Pennsylvania Catholic Health Association (PCHA), has signed onto a letter asking President Obama and Congressional leaders to support the national Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).   If Congress does not extend funding to CHI
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