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Lawmaker Explains How Medical Technology Demands Action to Save Lives

Click here to send a message in support of pro-life House Bill 1948.  
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Justice Out of Balance

UPDATE: On Tuesday, April 12, 2016, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed House Bill 1947, a proposal to remove the criminal statute of limitations (SoL) for childhood sexual abuse and raise the civil SoL from age 30 to 50 moving forward.  It also retroactively extends the
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PCHA President Recognized as Healthcare Hero

On March 30, PA Catholic Health Association President Sr. Clare Christi Schiefer, O.S.F., was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by Central Penn Parent. During the award presentation, Sr. Clare’s contributions to health care, first as a nurse and later as a public policy advocate, w
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North Korea, China and…Pennsylvania?

“Safe, Legal and Rare” is a common refrain of abortion supporters. However, a legal late-term procedure known as “dismemberment abortion” carries significant risk to the health of the mother and requires the baby’s limbs to be torn from his or her body. This results in an increased ri
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A Commitment to Healing & Promise to Protect

The Catholic community received the grand jury report about past sexual abuse in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown with shock and anger. We pray that the Catholic Church’s painful past will contribute to a better understanding of sexual abuse in all sectors of society. We must always e
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Time is Running Out to Register to Vote

Sure, the Pennsylvania Primary Election isn’t until the end of April, but the deadline to register to vote is just a week away. Pennsylvanians can register to vote, change their address, and update their party membership by registering to vote online at this link. Pennsylvanians must
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Catholic Hospital Featured on PCN

Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, PA, was featured on the Pennsylvania Cable Network’s PCN Tours program. The television show featured Sister Romaine Niemeyer, SCC, FACHE, Holy Spirit Hospital’s Chief Administrative Officer, as well as several cardiologists from the Orten
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Oral Arguments in HHS Mandate on March 23

On March 23, oral arguments will be heard in HHS Mandate cases before the Supreme Court.  As appellants in these cases, the Diocese of Pittsburgh and the Diocese of Erie have both asked for prayers for religious liberty, especially on March 23, when the bishops of both diocese will tr
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For Catholic voters, state conferences play critical role

The state-level policy arm for bishops evaluates legislation, informs Catholic voters on local issues By Patti Maguire Armstrong, OSV Newsweekly Voting is a serious responsibility for Catholics. Yet deciphering all of the spin from the political candidates is no easy task — particular
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