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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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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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Most Americans want health care reform, oppose abortion coverage

A nationwide survey commissioned by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has found widespread public opposition to including abortion in health care reform and majority support for conscience rights protection – views shared by those who favor efforts to pass
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Health care reform: Planned Parenthood’s hidden agenda

The late Chicago Cardinal Joseph Bernadin spoke and wrote about the consistent ethic of life and health care reform throughout the early 1990s. In addresses and articles of that title in 1994, he said, “The foundation for … these discussions (on health care, euthanasia and
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Day of Dialogue on Justification

As part of the Pennsylvania Conference on Interchurch Cooperation (PCIC), the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) invites you to a special event sponsored by the Lutheran-Anglican-Roman Catholic Coordinating Committee. The Day of Dialogue on the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of
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