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Catholic Education

State budget hearing: fairness for nonpublic school students

Representatives from the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference testified today before the Pennsylvania House Appropriations Committee regarding funding for education in the 2009-2010 Commonwealth Budget.
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Educators reminded: Be ready to live the truth

Immaculate Heart of Mary Sister John Sheila Galligan told Catholic educators that they must be proud of their faith and counter a culture that is indifferent to religion, particularly Christianity.
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School choice supporters gather at state Capitol

Thousands of students, teachers, parents and legislators gathered at the Capitol on May 5, 2009, to show their support for the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program.
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HB 26 Introduced – Poses Constitutional concerns for Catholic schools

HB 26 proposes granting oversight of employee relations in Catholic schools to the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board. In effect, the bill would force Catholic schools to accept teachers unions, even those who may endorse ideas that go against Church teaching like abortion or gay mar
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Click here to spread the Good News

Saint Paul used the tools of communication available to him at that time to spread the Gospel and change the world. As Catholics in the world today, we have remarkable new tools to communicate with others. Following Saint Paul's lead, we should take full advantage of these tools to i
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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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Religious liberty jeopardized by labor relations proposal

House Bill 2626 would amend the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Act to specifically include lay teachers and other employees of religious employers such as Catholic schools. In effect, the bill would force Catholic schools to accept teachers unions and bargain with their representatives.
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Catholic Schools’ Teaching Mission Jeopardized by HB 2626

The Pennsylvania House Labor Relations Committee hosted a hearing on House Bill 2626 on August 18. Constitutional law experts testified today that this bill - which is being pushed by labor unions - will jeopardize the constitutionally protected religious liberty of the Catholic Ch
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About the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program

Below is a list of frequently asked questions about Pennsylvania's Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. To download this post as apdf, click here. To learn more about EITC, visit the REACH Foundation online or call 877-REACH-24 (877-732-2424).
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