Health Care

PA Rep. Aaron Bernstine helping the little guy…in the home and in the womb

With the coldest weather of the season upon us, it’s hard to imagine having to live without heat in our homes. Yet that’s what many residents across Pennsylvania have faced, with boroughs across the state being permitted– by law– to turn off power on a resident who could n
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When adoption agencies can turn away gay prospective parents, what happens to the kids?

Religious News Service reporter Bobby Ross, Jr. recently asked this question, “When adoption agencies can turn away gay prospective parents, what happens to the kids?” With conflicts between religious based adoption and foster care agencies and government non-discrimination regulation
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Catholic Hospital, Recovery Program Featured at Opioid Town Hall Forum

The opioid epidemic has reached every corner of Pennsylvania and it continues to plague every city, every town and every walk of life. State and local officials, members of the local community and those on the frontlines of fighting back against the epidemic gathered in Cumberland Cou
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Executive Changes at the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference

There will be a shift at the helm of the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference beginning June 1, 2018. Eric A. Failing, PCC’s current social concerns director, will assume the role upon the retirement of Robert J. O’Hara, Jr. after his 21 years as executive director. Prior to joining the P
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Down syndrome Protection Act Advances

Pennsylvania House Health Committee took a decisive 17-9 vote in support of House Bill 2050, the Down syndrome Protection Act. The legislation (and its companion Senate Bill 1050) would ban abortion of an unborn child as a result of a Down syndrome diagnosis. The bill proceeded to the
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Faith Used to Fight Opioid Addiction

From a WHTM ABC27 special report on the opioid epidemic featuring the Diocese of Harrisburg’s Evergreen House. With the number of overdose deaths only continuing to get worse, we thought we’d look at a supplemental approach to recovery that addicts may want to consider. Faith ca
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Diocese to hold opioid response training sessions for clergy, pastoral ministers and parish staff in March

From The Catholic Accent — The Diocese of Greensburg will host a series of education and training sessions during March to help priests, parish staffs and diocesan employees respond to the opioid crisis. The training sessions are a continuation of Bishop Edward C. Malesic’s initiative
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Philadelphia’s Sacred Heart Home “A miracle in my life.”

The doors of North Philadelphia’s Sacred Heart Home opened in 1930. The Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne have been offering free medical care and a place to call “home” in every sense of the word to incurable cancer patients ever since. For the last year, Jim, who suffers from a form of
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Senate Committee Gives New Life to POLST Debate

The Pennsylvania Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted unanimously to advance Senate Bill 623 on December 12, 2017, kicking off the legislative process. There are many more steps before it could become law. The measure would codify the use of Pennsylvania Orders for Life Su
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