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Pope apologizes for abuse, says priests called to bring God to world

Pope Benedict XVI said the Year for Priests might have been ruined by the clerical sex abuse scandal, but instead became a “summons to purification” in the church. Concelebrating Mass June 11 with some 15,000 priests, the pope said that “the enemy,” Satan, want
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Catholic Church’s role in immigration debate

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS) has partnered with The Catholic University of America to develop an educational website that highlights the significant role that the U.S. Catholic bishops and the institutional Church in the
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CRS Haiti earthquake response, 3-month progress report

Three months after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake tore at the heart of Haitian community and family life, Catholic Relief Services’ emergency relief operations have reached more than 720,000 people living at the epicenter of unimaginable loss. Across Port-au-Prince and outlying areas, CRS
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Journey with Haiti, earthquake response continues

Signs of progress are evident in Port-au-Prince: Beauty supply stores and small food kiosks flourish in the tarp-covered camps, the mountains of rubble are eroding under the constant tap of pickax-wielding crews, and the Haitian government has made headway in crafting a long-term stra
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April 1 is Census Day

If you haven’t mailed back your Census Questionnaire, please do it today! Census data determine how more than $400 billion in Federal funds are distributed to communities each year. Mailing back a questionnaire is cheap, but in-person enumeration is expensive: if everyone across
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Internship opportunity at the PCC

Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) in Harrisburg, PA is seeking an intern for the spring, summer or fall term.
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Be one in a million, confront global poverty

When Pope Benedict XVI said we must be “personally outraged by the injustices in the world” to end the marginalization of the world’s poor, he was issuing a challenge to Catholics everywhere: Let’s put global poverty on the map.
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Counting all Pennsylvanians: 2010 U.S. CENSUS

Every election year the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) encourages people to register to vote and cast their ballot. Every vote matters and PCC reminds Catholics particularly that “the Church’s obligation to participate in shaping the moral character of society is a requirement
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Contamos con todos los ciudadanos de Pennsylvania

Cada año electoral, la Conferencia Católica de Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania Catholic Conference – PCC por sus siglas en inglés) anima a las personas a registrarse para votar y en efecto emitir su voto. Cada voto es importante, y la PCC recuerda particularmente a los católicos que “la ob
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