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Commonwealth Budget proposal for 2011-2012

As the new governor, yesterday Tom Corbett introduced his first Commonwealth Budget proposal for the 2011-2012 Fiscal Year. The $27.3 billion spending plan represents a 3.1% decrease from last year. A special Budget Dashboard has been set up by the governor’s office so citizens
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Opportunities & challenges in 2011-2012 Legislative Session

The Winter 2011 edition of the Viewpoint newletter lists key priorities on the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference’s (PCC) legislative agenda.
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International successes in the last Congress

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued this report on advocacy activities in Washington, DC during the last Congress.
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2011-2012 Pennsylvania General Assembly sworn in

The recently elected members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly were sworn into office today marking the beginning of the 2011-2012 Legislative Session.
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Embrace social media to evangelize ‘digital continent’

The Catholic Church faces an urgent call to evangelize the new “digital continent” of social media, according to a presentation to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) at their annual Fall General Assembly. Bishop Ronald Herzog of Alexandria, Louisiana, a member of
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End of session review

Health care reform. Abortion. Adoption. Gay marriage. Education. These are among top issues tracked by the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) in the 2009-2010 legislative session. What happened and where do we go from here?
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Pennsylvania’s Bishops gather in Harrisburg

The Bishops of Pennsylvania’s eight Roman Catholic and two Byzantine Catholic dioceses gathered in Harrisburg on October 1 for the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC).
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Haiti earthquake relief at 6 months

On January 12, 2010, a devastating earthquake hit Haiti causing extensive damage, killing many and leaving thousands homeless and in crisis.  Six months later, hope has been restored and progress is being made. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is still there helping meet the needs of th
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State budget breakdown

The Pennsylvania General Assembly passed the state budget by the constitutional deadline, June 30. Over the Fourth of July weekend, they passed the necessary fiscal code bill that outlines the revenue to pay for it. Although not exactly on time, this state budget was passed earlier th
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