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Number of Catholics, priests, seminarians grows worldwide

According to a report from the Catholic News Service, the latest Vatican statistics show a slight increase in Catholics as a percentage of the world’s population, and a slow but steady rise in the number of priests and seminarians worldwide.
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Catholic Relief Services aid getting through in Haiti

While roads are starting to clear and food and aid are reaching hundreds of thousands of people, the needs are still enormous in Haiti. Toppled buildings, sprawling camps and tented homes set up on the roadside are sobering reminders of the long road ahead.
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Contact Congress about health care reform

Visit, call, send a fax, write a letter or e-mail your Congressman or woman and our U.S. Senators about health care reform.  Look up his or her contact information or send an e-mail directly. Learn more about the latest news about health care reform at pacatholic.org/current_issues/he
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State budget impasse is finally over

On Friday evening, October 9, 2009, Governor Ed Rendell signed a $27.8 billion budget that was 101 days overdue.  The plan spends $500 million less than last year and does not include any broad-based tax increases. The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) has been following the budg
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Letter to U.S. Senate on healthcare

Three U.S. bishops raised their concerns over human life and dignity, immigrants and affordability in a September 30 letter to the U.S. Senate. Cardinal Justin Rigali, Bishop William Murphy and Bishop John Wester chair the Committees on Pro-Life Activities, Domestic Justice and Human
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Budget Agreement May Expand Gambling:Where does the PCC stand?

The $27.9 billion state budget agreement being finalized by lawmakers includes expanding casino gambling to include table games (card and dice games such as black jack, craps, and roulette). Gambling revenue, according to lawmakers, would help reduce the Commonwealth’s $3 billio
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Bishops, legislators, Knights of Columbus gather in Harrisburg

“Long before there was a Left Wing and a Right Wing, there was the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” said Carl A. Anderson, best selling author and Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus.  Anderson’s keynote speech before a crowd of fellow Knights, state officials, the Cat
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Mass for those who serve in public office

In their June 2004 statement, Catholics in Political Life, the Catholic Bishops of the United States reinforced the idea that, “Catholics who bring their moral convictions into public life do not threaten democracy or pluralism but enrich them and the nation.”  They insist
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Day of Dialogue on Justification

As part of the Pennsylvania Conference on Interchurch Cooperation (PCIC), the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) invites you to a special event sponsored by the Lutheran-Anglican-Roman Catholic Coordinating Committee. The Day of Dialogue on the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of
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