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Faith and Politics

House Committee Approves Measure Condemning Child Pornography

The Health Committee within the Pennsylvania House of Representatives has approved a resolution which condemns the free availability of pornography based on the public health hazard that it presents by harming children and families across the Commonwealth. “It’s a public awareness res
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Know Before You Vote – Election Day 2017

Election Day is here again. On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, Pennsylvanians will elect candidates to many local municipal positions and will cast their ballots for these judicial candidates: Justice of the PA Supreme Court, Judge of the Superior Court, Judge of the Commonwealth Court, an
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What Legislation Matters Most for Catholics?

The 2017-18 Legislative Session is nearing the halfway point. During each two-year session, thousands of bills are introduced in the Pennsylvania House and Senate. The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference and the Pennsylvania Catholic Health Association are tracking a number of different
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Religious Liberty Update

The issue of religious liberty continues to be a topic of concern for many across the country and in the state. It is also of particular interest to the Catholic bishops of Pennsylvania as it relates to public policy. The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference’s Communications Director, Amy
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Recognize Harm To Poor And Amend “Graham-Cassidy” Bill Say U.S. Bishop Chairmen

From the USCCB – On September 21, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida and Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin called on the U.S. Senate to “think of the harm that will be caused to poor and v
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A Preview: Faith & Liberty Discovery Center

Would you like to see the first Catholic Bible printed in America? Its history traces back to its publisher, an Irish refugee, who advertised that he would print the Bible if he found 400 subscribers. He acquired 471, allowing him to print. Today, this Bible is one of the rarest books
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U.S. Bishops and PA Bishops Voice Concerns about Decision to End DACA

From the USCCB – The president and vice president along with chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have issued a statement about the Administration’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program after six months. Over 780,0
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U.S. Bishops Establish New Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism

From the USCCB – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops today announced the establishment of an Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism. Initiated by Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the USCCB, the committee will focus on addressing the sin of raci
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Statement on Racism – “A Prayer for Pittsburgh: A Prayer for Peace”

Msgr. Ronald P. Lengwin, spokesman for the Diocese of Pittsburgh, recently offered these remarks at “A Prayer for Pittsburgh: A Prayer for Peace,” an interfaith gathering at the City-County Building. He spoke on behalf of Bishop David A. Zubik, who was unable to attend. The full state
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