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Prayer resources for health care reform

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has released some additional resources in conjunction with it Nationwide Bulletin Insert about health care reform, including the following prayers:
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Federal abortion funding:what some people want to “Hyde”

Addressing health care reform in his September 9 speech to Congress, President Obama assured the American public that “under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions.”This was truly a welcome pledge. Up to this point, one Congressional committee after an
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Tell Congress: Remove abortion funding & mandates from needed health care reform

Congress is preparing to debate health care reform legislation. The Catholic bishops of the United States strongly support genuine health care reform that protects the life and dignity of all, from the moment of conception until natural death. However, all current bills are seriously
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Contact Congress about health care reform

Visit, call, send a fax, write a letter or e-mail your Congressman or woman and our U.S. Senators about health care reform.  Look up his or her contact information or send an e-mail directly. Learn more about the latest news about health care reform at pacatholic.org/current_issues/he
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State budget impasse is finally over

On Friday evening, October 9, 2009, Governor Ed Rendell signed a $27.8 billion budget that was 101 days overdue.  The plan spends $500 million less than last year and does not include any broad-based tax increases. The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) has been following the budg
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Pennsylvania’s Catholic Bishops issue statement on health care reform

Health care reform was discussed at a meeting of Pennsylvania’s Catholic Bishops on October 6, 2009.  Together, they issue the following statement: Our Catholic moral tradition teaches that every human being, from the moment of conception to natural death, has an innate dignity
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Health care reform essential principles

Three chairmen of the bishops’ committees working on health care reform urged the U.S. Congress to improve current health care reform legislation, expressing their “disappointment that progress has not been made on the three priority criteria for health care reform”
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Letter to U.S. Senate on healthcare

Three U.S. bishops raised their concerns over human life and dignity, immigrants and affordability in a September 30 letter to the U.S. Senate. Cardinal Justin Rigali, Bishop William Murphy and Bishop John Wester chair the Committees on Pro-Life Activities, Domestic Justice and Human
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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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