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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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EITC supporters rally in support of life changing program

Children, businesses and community leaders united at the Capitol today to show their support for the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program, which provides companies with tax credit for donations to non-profit scholarship or educational improvement organizations. According
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Vatican Letter Affirms Rights to Education and Religious Freedom

In a recent letter to the presidents of bishops’ conferences, the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education stressed the importance of Catholic education and the rights and duties of pupils and parents. The letter cites Church teachings noting that parents are the prim
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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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State budget stalemate – Viewpoint Summer 2009

Summer is coming to a close, but the Pennsylvania General Assembly still has unfinished business. Although constitutionally required to pass a balanced budget by June 30, lawmakers in Harrisburg are still deliberating over what programs to fund and how to pay for them.As a stop-gap me
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REACH Launches a New Campaign

Over the past eight years, Pennsylvania’s innovative Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program has provided an educational lifeboat to tens of thousands of students all across the Commonwealth. Strong bi-partisan support by the Pennsylvania Legislature has enabled the EI
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Putting ‘Caritas in Veritate’ into practice

Caritas in Veritate, Charity in Truth, is the recent encyclical from Pope Benedict XVI. It addresses the global economic crisis by discussing the moral aspects of economics, poverty, human rights and environmental responsibility.An encyclical is a letter from the Pope that serves as a
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Budget debate continues, still unresolved

The week of July 27, 2009, was filled with anticipation, hopefulness and skepticism over the new Budget Conference Committee that was created to end the budget stalemate, according to the Capitol Recap report from Pennsylvania Legislative Services. After four fruitless meetings Monday
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PA budget still not settled

According to a Capitol Recap report from Pennsylvania Legislative Services, by Sunday evening (July 26, 2009), the Capitol was empty and, according to those familiar with the conversations, there was a feeling nothing more could be achieved before Senate Republican leaders meet with t
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