Faith and Politics

April 1 is Census Day

If you haven’t mailed back your Census Questionnaire, please do it today! Census data determine how more than $400 billion in Federal funds are distributed to communities each year. Mailing back a questionnaire is cheap, but in-person enumeration is expensive: if everyone across
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Internship opportunity at the PCC

Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) in Harrisburg, PA is seeking an intern for the spring, summer or fall term.
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Counting all Pennsylvanians: 2010 U.S. CENSUS

Every election year the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) encourages people to register to vote and cast their ballot. Every vote matters and PCC reminds Catholics particularly that “the Church’s obligation to participate in shaping the moral character of society is a requirement
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Number of Catholics, priests, seminarians grows worldwide

According to a report from the Catholic News Service, the latest Vatican statistics show a slight increase in Catholics as a percentage of the world’s population, and a slow but steady rise in the number of priests and seminarians worldwide.
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Roe v. Wade Anniversary Marked by Annual Pro-Life Events

Friday, January 22, will mark 38 years since the Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion for any reason throughout pregnancy, was handed down. It will also mark the 37th Annual March for Life, as hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers descend on the Capitol to protest the legality
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Bishops, legislators, Knights of Columbus gather in Harrisburg

“Long before there was a Left Wing and a Right Wing, there was the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” said Carl A. Anderson, best selling author and Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus.  Anderson’s keynote speech before a crowd of fellow Knights, state officials, the Cat
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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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