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Oppose Unfair Retroactive Statutes of Limitation Amendments

The Catholic Church has learned hard lessons regarding child sexual abuse and has taken responsibility for the abuse that has occurred within its ranks.  The dioceses across Pennsylvania have implemented changes that offer assistance to abuse survivors and affirm that they are not at
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Organ Donation: A Noble Act of Charity

Organ donation is a beautiful act of charity and solidarity. One family’s generous decision in a time of unimaginable pain results in another family’s reason to hope. The Catholic Church has long viewed organ donation as a gratuitous gift, and many families have been touch
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Civic Commemoration of the Holocaust

On Monday, May 9, the thirty-second annual Civic Commemoration of the Holocaust was held in the Governor’s Reception Room at the State Capitol. Speakers included Rabbi Eric Cytryn of Beth El Temple in Harrisburg, Governor Tom Wolf and Reverend Bill Harter of the Presbyterian Church of
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Support Bill for Working, Nursing Moms

In the month of May, our minds turn to mom. We celebrate Mother’s Day on May 8, and, within the Church, the entire month is dedicated to the mother of Jesus, Mary. That makes May the right time to support House Bill 1100, a proposal before the Pennsylvania legislature that would provi
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EITC Program Celebrates 15 Years

The Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program allows more than 40,000 students each year to choose the school that best fits their needs. On May 4, a rally was held on the steps of the State Capitol in support of EITC and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC). Hundreds
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Support Health Care for All Children

An inconsolable baby’s high fever. The shriek of a toddler who has accidentally burned his hand.  A middle-schooler with an abscessed tooth. The  worry about whether a physical or developmental milestone is not met.  Many are the moments of fretful helplessness a parent feels when rai
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Q & A about Statutes of Limitations

Our Catholic dioceses have implemented significant changes to aid abuse survivors and affirm that they are not at fault for the crime committed against them. The Church has a sincere commitment to the emotional and spiritual well-being of individuals who have been impacted by the crim
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Updated Legislative Review

Every two-year legislative session, thousands of bills are introduced.  Many of these proposals are of import to Catholics, as they impact programs for the needy, access to health care, respect for human life, education and more. Click here to see an updated list of legislation suppor
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26 Organizations Urge Passage of Conscience Protection Act

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) joined twenty-five other major pro-life, religious, and health care organizations on April 19 urging the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the Conscience Protection Act of 2016 (H.R. 4828). Signatories include ten medical groups repr
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