Faith and Politics

PA Bishops Reaffirm Strong Opposition to Federal HHS Mandate

“Religious ‘exemption’ in the mandate fails miserably to assure that religious conscience is protected” The Catholic Bishops of Pennsylvania yesterday reaffirmed their strong opposition to the mandate issued by the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) which would viol
Continue Reading →

“My faith allowed me to deal with Flight 93”

Today we mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11. Here in Pennsylvania, we mark this anniversary in a particular way because Flight 93 crashed in a field in Shanksville, PA. Click here to read the story of two Pennsylvania Catholics who found strength in their Catholic faith as
Continue Reading →

USCCB Criticizes ‘Inexplicably Narrow’ Definition Of Religious Freedom

We’ve been posting about the Department of Health and Human Services insurance mandate, which threatens rights of conscience and religious freedom, over the past few weeks. Here is the latest, from the USCCB:
Continue Reading →

‘May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you!’

A new academic year is upon us. Thousands of young men and women are going away to college. It is an exciting and anxious time for students and parents alike. Living the Catholic faith on campus can be a challenge and an opportunity for students. Read the Pennsylvania Bishops’ p
Continue Reading →

Summer Viewpoint: Picking Sides

Thousands of bills are introduced in the Pennsylvania General Assembly during the two year legislative session. The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference  reviews, tracks and takes positions on a few hundred. Ever wonder how the PCC evaluates legislation? Read more in this summer’s V
Continue Reading →

Bishops’ Pro-Life Chair Strongly Opposes Recommended Mandate For Birth Control, Sterilization In Private Health Plans

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, strongly opposed the recommendation of the Institute of Medicine that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate coverage
Continue Reading →

PCC Welcomes New Chairman

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference  (PCC) extends a warm welcome to Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.,  who was named Archbishop of Philadelphia today. The Archbishop of Philadelphia traditionally serves as the chairman of the PCC, which is the public affair
Continue Reading →

Are you a member of the network?

As Catholics, we are called to be conscientious citizens. We must take an active role in the public policy debate by speaking out to defend the dignity and rights of all.The PCC invites you to become part of a grassroots advocacy network that will provide information and education abo
Continue Reading →

Catholic Guide to School Choice

The Spring 2011 edition of the Viewpoint newletter includes a Catholic’s guide to school choice and other information about the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference’s (PCC) legislative agenda. Not a Viewpoint subscriber? Sign up to receive a free subscription by sending your name an
Continue Reading →