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Faith and Politics

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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Crash Course in New Technology

The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference Institute for Public Policy takes advantage of some exciting new Internet technology to maximize the usefulness and effectiveness of its website, pacatholic.org. This crash course in new technology will help online users get the most out of the web
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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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Background on the development of the presidential candidate information GENERAL ELECTION 2008

As a service to Catholic voters, the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) sent a questionnaire to both candidates seeking their opinions on 16 specific questions. Neither campaign responded by the deadline. Therefore, in keeping with its mission to educate and inform Catholics about
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Know the Positions of the Presidential Candidates – GENERAL ELECTION 2008

In keeping with its mission, the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) aims to educate and inform Catholics about a wide range of issues concerning the right to life and the dignity of the human person, marriage and family, justice and peace, religious liberty, and others. PCC sent a
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General Election 2008 Special Issue of Viewpoint

For decades, the PCC has upheld its long-standing tradition of surveying candidates for political office at both the federal and state levels, and educating voters about key Catholic issues. The questionnaires and the candidate research encompass a wide range of topics about the right
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“Googling” Your Conscience

We live in a remarkable time. The amount of information at our fingertips about the upcoming election for president is amazing. Type “Barack Obama” or “John McCain” into your favorite internet search engine, you get at least 70 million hits each for candidate.
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Know the Positions of the PA Auditor General Candidates – Election 2008

GENERAL ELECTION 2008 Know the Positions of the PA Auditor General Candidates As part of a statewide effort to educate people about candidates and their positions on issues important to Catholic voters, the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) sent a questionnaire to candidates for
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Know the Positions of the PA Attorney General Candidates – Election 2008

GENERAL ELECTION 2008 Know the Positions of the PA Attorney General Candidates As part of a statewide effort to educate people about candidates and their positions on issues important to Catholic voters, the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) sent a questionnaire to candidates for
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