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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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Sound off: Freedom of religion, conscience rights under attack

William Batz, who has a doctorate in philosophy and is the secretary for social concerns at the Diocese of Pittsburgh, recently answered questions from the Pittsburgh Catholic on the Obama administration's announcement that it would begin a process to rescind Health and Human Services
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Embryo research is ‘science without ethics’

William Batz, who has a doctorate in philosophy and is the secretary for social concerns at the Diocese of Pittsburgh, recently answered questions from the Pittsburgh Catholic on stem cell research from a Catholic perspective.
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Until Natural Death – SEMINAR CANCELLED

Life is the gift of a loving God. We must never choose to directly cause or hasten death; the unwarranted destruction of human life is never morally permissible. This seminar will explain what the Catholic Church teaches about end of life care and how a Living Will and a Health Care P
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Proposed regulatory changes to assisted living facilities

I get by with a little help from my friends…,” sing the lyrics to a tune by a famous band from Liverpool, England. Those words ring particularly true for about 50,000 men and women currently living in assisted living facilities in Pennsylvania. Assisted living is relativel
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Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) Statement

Members of the current Congress have signaled an interest in soon introducing legislation, the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA). That bill, if like S.B. 1173 and H.R. 1964 introduced during the 100th Congress, will establish the right to abortion as a “fundamental right” by el
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Executive Order on Embryonic Stem Cells ‘A Sad Victory of Politics over Science and Ethics,’ Says Cardinal Rigali

Cardinal Justin Rigali, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, today called President Obama’s executive order on embryonic stem cell research “a sad victory of politics over science and ethics.” Under the order, f
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The Moral Obligation to Cover the Uninsured

Next time you go to Mass, look around you. Ask yourself, who among these churchgoers is uninsured? The young family with two squirming toddlers, the middle-aged empty nesters in the next pew, or the recent college graduate singing in the choir; are they covered? Nearly 90% of Pennsylv
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