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Proposed regulatory changes to assisted living facilities

I get by with a little help from my friends…,” sing the lyrics to a tune by a famous band from Liverpool, England. Those words ring particularly true for about 50,000 men and women currently living in assisted living facilities in Pennsylvania. Assisted living is relativel
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Religious liberty threatened by sexual orientation bill

In a fast track maneuver, legislation with the potential to threaten religious liberty narrowly advanced from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives State Government Committee with a 12 to 11 vote on March 11, 2009. The bill, known as HB 300, would add “sexual orientation and
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Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) Statement

Members of the current Congress have signaled an interest in soon introducing legislation, the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA). That bill, if like S.B. 1173 and H.R. 1964 introduced during the 100th Congress, will establish the right to abortion as a “fundamental right” by el
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Executive Order on Embryonic Stem Cells ‘A Sad Victory of Politics over Science and Ethics,’ Says Cardinal Rigali

Cardinal Justin Rigali, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, today called President Obama’s executive order on embryonic stem cell research “a sad victory of politics over science and ethics.” Under the order, f
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The Moral Obligation to Cover the Uninsured

Next time you go to Mass, look around you. Ask yourself, who among these churchgoers is uninsured? The young family with two squirming toddlers, the middle-aged empty nesters in the next pew, or the recent college graduate singing in the choir; are they covered? Nearly 90% of Pennsylv
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On the Horizon – Winter 2009 Viewpoint

The Winter 2009 edition of Viewpoint outlines PCC’s comprehensive list of legislative priorities. Issues cover a wide range of categories: Catholic Education, Religious Liberty,Life and the Dignity of the Human Person, Marriage and Family, Social Justice, Health Care, and more.
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Executive Authority

Most people understand at an elementary level how a bill becomes a law and how the judicial system governs our daily lives, but an often-ignored source of law are rules and regulations that stem from the executive authority of the president or a governor. While the Church is vigilant
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