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Never a dull day at St. Jude School in Chalfont

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I consider January to be…well, a drag. Not much sunlight. Cold weather. Taxes coming up. So it was on a recent visit to St. Jude School in Chalfont, Bucks County that I relayed my feelings to Principal Sr. Elizabeth Marley. She wasn’t buying it.
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School-Choice Champion Philip J. Murren Receives Legislative Award

The Honorable, Philip J. Murren, Esq., Principal in the Law Firm of Ball, Murren & Connell, LLC was awarded the PACAPE School Choice Champion award at a ceremony beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24 at the Willow Valley Resort in Lancaster. Philip J. Murren, Esq. is a principal in
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Blue Ribbon-winning St. Mary Magdalen School Carving Out its Niche

If you’re like me when you think of Catholic Schools, you think of discipline. It’s one of the main reasons that I enrolled both of my children in Catholic school. But ‘discipline’ can take many forms, and it doesn’t have to be punishment. ‘Discipline’ can also mean ‘guidelines.’ Such
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Real Alternatives Helps Pregnant Moms Make the Right Choice

There is encouraging news for Catholics as far as abortion goes. The number of abortions performed in Pennsylvania during 2017 was the lowest number ever recorded—just over 30,000. It’s a decrease of 870 from the prior year and way down from the all-time recorded high of nearly 66,000
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Rep. Carolyn Comitta goes from Educator to Education Advocate

It seems only fitting that Rep. Carolyn Comitta has her district office in what was at one time the junior and senior high school in the West Chester School District. Comitta has spent much of her professional life either teaching, or advocating for education. “It is the foundation fo
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Sen. Tom Killion Recognizes Catholic Schools on Senate Floor

The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference joined Sen. Tom Killion (R-Chester and Delaware Cos.) in a resolution designating the week of January 27th through February 2nd as Catholic Schools Week in Pennsylvania.  Sen. Killion delivered the resolution as the first piece of business on the S
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2018-19 State Budget Sees EITC Increase, Investment in School Safety

Governor Tom Wolf has affixed his signature to the 2018-19 state budget that comes with a total spending number of $32.7 billion for the next fiscal year beginning July 1. The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference tracks various areas of the state budget, namely in the realm of education.
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Pennsylvania Catholic Conference Testifies Before PIAA Legislative Oversight Committee

The PIAA Legislative Oversight Committee recently held a public hearing at the state Capitol to receive testimony regarding classifications of high school sports, boundary and non-boundary schools and other issues surrounding public/private school post-season competition. The Pennsylv
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When adoption agencies can turn away gay prospective parents, what happens to the kids?

Religious News Service reporter Bobby Ross, Jr. recently asked this question, “When adoption agencies can turn away gay prospective parents, what happens to the kids?” With conflicts between religious based adoption and foster care agencies and government non-discrimination regulation
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