Social Justice

Labor Day 2014

Work, in fact, directly concerns the human person, his life, his freedom and his happiness. The primary value of work is the good of the human person since it fulfills him as such, with his inner talents and his intellectual, creative and physical abilities. Hence the scope of work is
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Day of Prayer for Iraq on Sunday, August 17

Pope Francis has appealed to the Church throughout the world to join in prayerful solidarity for the Holy Spirit to send the gift of peace to Iraq. The Iraqi people have been subject to horrific violence in recent months and Christians in Iraq have been mercilessly persecuted.  
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Catholic Iraq

Iraq: CRS, Caritas Reach Displaced Families

Escalating violence in northern and central Iraq has caused devastation and mass displacement of 1.2 million people since January. Fear looms as the Islamic State of Iraq and greater Syria (ISIS) has taken control of large swaths of the Ninewa, Salah Al-Din and Diyala provinces. Relig
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Refuge Denied or Compassion Delivered?

In May 1939, hundreds of Jewish men, women and children boarded the ocean liner St. Louis in their native Germany to flee Hitler’s regime. The refugees were bound for Cuba to await their time when quotas for German immigrants would allow them into the United States. After many days at
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Summer camps, Catholic summer camps

Camp St. Andrew: Building Character and Self-Esteem for Pennsylvania’s Youth

Camp St. Andrew serves the youth of northeastern Pennsylvania by offering fun-filled outdoor activities while building character, developing leadership skills and establishing life-long friendships. Located in Tunkhannock, Camp St. Andrew is run by the Diocese of Scranton’s Catholic S
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PA Catholic Conference, Gov Corbett

Execution Scheduled: Ask Leaders to Choose Life

Governor Corbett has signed an execution warrant for Hubert L. Michael, Jr., who is now scheduled to be executed on September 22, 2014. The Board of Pardons is able to reduce the sentence to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole and Governor Tom Corbett  is able to grant
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Prayers, Action for Peace in Middle East, Ukraine, Africa, Central America

  From Archbishop Kurtz: On Sunday, July 20, our Holy Father, Pope Francis, prayed for peace in all situations of tension and conflict in the world. He mentioned in particular the Middle East and Ukraine, singling out the terrible crisis of Christians in Iraq with these words: “T
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Down Syndrome Pennsylvania

Governor Corbett Signs Down Syndrome Education Act

Facing the prospect of raising a child with Down syndrome may seem overwhelming for many parents. The unanswered questions and worries may overshadow the realization of the child’s dignity and humanity. The Down Syndrome Prenatal and Postnatal Education Act, also called “Chloe&#
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immigration, Catholic, unaccompanied minors

Protect Vulnerable Unaccompanied Children

Please urge your Senators and Representative to oppose legislative efforts to strip protections away from unaccompanied children who are fleeing from violence in Central America and seeking refuge in the United States. This includes, among others, efforts to reduce protections by chan
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