Faith and Politics

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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The Well-Informed Witness

The Sacrament of Confirmation “gives us a special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ, to confess the name of Christ boldly, and never to be ashamed of the Cross.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, No.
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Vote And It Will Be Given To You

You get what you pay for, right? Is it not also true to say, you get who you vote for?As a faith community, we do not determine right and wrong by popular vote, although we do influence society and our quality of life by making informed moral choices when we cast our votes in secular
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This Election Is Anything But Off

Elections in odd numbered years are sometimes described as “off year.” Instead of voting for a prominent national office, governor, Congress or the state legislature, we elect municipal officials and “lesser known” statewide offices. On November 6, 2007, Pennsy
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