Faith and Politics

Question #4: If Catholic Schools Accept Voucher Students, Will They Maintain Their Catholic Identity and Admissions Standards?

This is part 4 of our 5-part series on commonly asked school choice questions. Read part 1, part 2 and part 3 here. 4. If Catholic schools accept voucher students, will they be able to maintain their Catholic identity? Will they have different admissions standards? Nothing in SB 1 lim
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Question #3: What is the Benefit of School Choice for Those of Us Who Do Not Have School-aged Children?

This is part 3 of our 5-part series on commonly asked school choice questions. Read part one and part two here (links). 3. Is there any benefit to school choice for those of us who do not have school-aged children? Providing a quality education for our children is the most critical in
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Question #2: How Does School Choice Benefit Catholic Schools?

This is part 2 of our 5-part series on commonly asked school choice questions. Read part one here. 2. How does school choice benefit Catholic schools? Not every qualified student will choose a Catholic school, but it is likely that many will. Catholic educators can already attest how
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School Choice: 5 Most Frequently Asked Questions

Student's shirt sends a clear message at a school choice rally in Harrisburg.
Pennsylvanians have been discussing school choice and Senate Bill 1 for months now, but misinformation and questions still enter the debate. Over the next week, the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference will answer the top five questions we receive about Senate Bill 1. 1. Who qualifies for
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Pro Life Mensch Amendment Adopted

The Mensch Amendment was adopted by a vote of 31 to 18. The Mensch Amendment creates vital additions to Senate Bill 732, and would hold abortion facilities to the same fire and safety standards, personnel and equipment requirements, and quality assurance procedures as other freestandi
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Pro Life Victory: Senate Bill 3 Passes

The Pennsylvania State Senate voted 37 to 12 today to pass Senate Bill 3. The federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requires states to operate and maintain “health insurance exchanges” to provide a menu of low cost, government subsidized insurance plans which will
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Redirect Tobacco Settlement Fund Back to Health Care

HARRISBURG (June 7) – More than 800,000. That is the number of Pennsylvanians who currently do not have health insurance, including the 40,000 who lost their coverage in February when Pennsylvania’s adultBasic health insurance program expired. The Pennsylvania Catholic Health Associat
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Join the Public Policy Conversation Online

Earlier this year, Pope Benedict XVI said of social media, “I would like then to invite Christians, confidently and with an informed and responsible creativity, to join the network of relationships which the digital era has made possible. This is not simply to satisfy the desire to be
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Twisted Ethics in the Pro-Abortion Mindset

The posturing in opposition to the Mensch Amendment to Senate Bill 732 and House Bill 574 in Pennsylvania has been a public lesson in the twisted ethics of the pro-abortion mindset. The Mensch Amendment and House Bill 574 are similar bills that do one thing and one thing alone: they h
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