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Faith and Politics

Bishop Schlert of Allentown Offers Guidance During Unrest

In his Homily on Pentecost, Bishop Alfred Schlert spoke of the fruits of the Holy Spirit and how they should guide us, and should guide our country, during these difficult times. Here are excerpts from that Homily: “If Jesus is the body of our Church, the Holy Spirit can be said to be
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Bishop Malesic of Greensburg On the Death of George Floyd

Statement from Bishop Edward C. Malesic on death of George Floyd Like most people, I too was shocked and saddened by the brutal treatment and death of Mr. George Floyd and join the call for an end to racism. On this Feast of Pentecost, we hear Jesus tell his disciples, “Peace be with
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Bishop Zubik of Pittsburgh Urges Calm Across the Nation

Statement from Bishop David Zubek of the Pittsburgh Diocese “Watching a peaceful protest against racial injustice break down into violence in Pittsburgh, I am sending out an urgent call for calm as we work for justice. I ask all believers to pray and act for peace, unity and tha
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Archbishop Nelson J. Perez Offers Thoughts on Recent Violence

STATEMENT OF MOST REVEREND NELSON J. PÉREZ REGARDING THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD The hearts of Americans across the country are joined together in collective mourning following the tragic, disturbing, and unnecessary death of George Floyd. In the name of the people of the Archdiocese of
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Bishop Gainer of Harrisburg Comments on Recent Events Across the Nation

Bishop Gainer Calls for Peace, End to Racism  HARRISBURG, Pa. – Bishop Ronald W. Gainer released the following statement in response to the brutal killing of Mr. George Floyd, a Minnesota man killed while being arrested by a Minneapolis police officer. “As a Catholic, I was shocked an
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PA House Republican Leaders Look to Rein in Spending of Wolf Administration

Press release issued today by Reps. Bryan Cutler and Stan Saylor….. HARRISBURG – Citing cost overruns, inadequate response times, and the failure of programs and services to meet core mission objectives, Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and Appropriations Committ
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Rep. Paul Schemel Talks About Telemedicine; Merit-Selection of Judges

Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) is an attorney, so it makes perfect sense for him to be involved in crafting legislation that impacts the judicial system in Pennsylvania. In fact, he has indeed authored a measure that would change the way certain judges are selected, from the current p
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PCC Thanks PA House Members for Passage of Human Trafficking Bills

The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference today thanked members of the state House for their near-unanimous approval of a package of bills to address the problem of human trafficking. The pictures here are of a news conference that preceded the votes at the Capitol.  There was a huge turno
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Human Trafficking Bill Racking up Co-Sponsors in Harrisburg

The “Buyer Beware Act” is off to a promising start in the State House and Senate. The bill increases penalties on criminals convicted of certain human trafficking offenses. It was introduced by two York County Republican legislators: Rep. Seth Grove and Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill as H
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