After serving 19 years behind bars, Thomas Doswell was released after DNA evidence clearly proved his innocence in a brutal rape case. Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident. Nationally, 175 people have been exonerated through post-conviction DNA testing. At least eight invol
The Pennsylvania Legislature will vote on a state constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union between one man and one woman in the coming weeks. Opponents claim it denies same sex and unmarried heterosexual couples legal benefits for pensions, health insurance, hospital vi
The Spring 2006 edition of Viewpoint includes a special statement by the Catholic Bishops of Pennsylvania on marriage and other information about PCC’s efforts to pass the Pennsylvania Marriage Protection Amendment.
Last month Governor Ed Rendell proposed a $54.2 billion spending plan for the fiscal year 2006-2007. State legislators will debate and discuss the dollar figures and policy implications of each line item over the next several months. Ideally, a final bill will pass the House of Repres
Over the years and across cultures and very different religious beliefs, marriage has been and is the foundation of the family. The family, in turn, is the basic unit of society. Thus, marriage is a personal relationship with public significance. Catholic doctrine teaches that marriag
Dipping winter temperatures and rising energy costs have left many in the cold this year. Catholic Charities agencies and the pastors of local parishes are hearing from hundreds of families all across the Commonwealth about the hardships they are experiencing. Agencies are expecting u