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A Commitment to Healing & Promise to Protect

The Catholic community received the grand jury report about past sexual abuse in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown with shock and anger. We pray that the Catholic Church’s painful past will contribute to a better understanding of sexual abuse in all sectors of society. We must always e
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Catholic Hospital Featured on PCN

Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, PA, was featured on the Pennsylvania Cable Network’s PCN Tours program. The television show featured Sister Romaine Niemeyer, SCC, FACHE, Holy Spirit Hospital’s Chief Administrative Officer, as well as several cardiologists from the Orten
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For Catholic voters, state conferences play critical role

The state-level policy arm for bishops evaluates legislation, informs Catholic voters on local issues By Patti Maguire Armstrong, OSV Newsweekly Voting is a serious responsibility for Catholics. Yet deciphering all of the spin from the political candidates is no easy task — particular
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USCCB Files Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Court Case Challenging HHS Mandate

The General Counsel of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) filed a brief amicus curiae, January 8, in the Zubik v. Burwell case now before the U.S. Supreme Court on the question of the contraceptive mandate of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The brief arg
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When did we see you? Poverty Awareness Month 2016

“With the present Jubilee of Mercy I want to invite the Church to pray and work so that every Christian will have a humble and compassionate heart, one capable of proclaiming and witnessing to mercy. It is my hope that all of us will learn to ‘forgive and give,’ to b
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Pittsburgh Students Give UPMC St. Margaret Patients a Christmas to Remember

In the spirit of Christmas, elementary school students in the Pittsburgh area joined together to give patients at Pittsburgh’s UPMC St. Margaret Hospital a holiday they will not forget. Last month, students at Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy in Aspinwall, PA, joined with th
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PCHA President Honored with Servant Leadership Award

Sister Clare Christi Schiefer, OSF, president of the Pennsylvania Catholic Health Association, was recently honored with the Father Matthew Jankola Lifetime Commitment to Servant Leadership Award for Evangelization from the Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius. Sister Michael Ann Orl
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Urge Elected Officials to Stay at the Budget Negotiation Table

Key budget negotiations are underway. Pennsylvanians can encourage the General Assembly and Governor Wolf to negotiate and pass a budget. The organizations that do the important work of educating our children and serving Pennsylvanians who are vulnerable and at risk can wait no longer
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State Budget Impasse: Pennsylvanians under Siege

A military operation in which enemy forces surround a town or building, cutting off essential supplies, with the aim of compelling the surrender of those inside is called a siege. With the state budget now five months overdue, thousands of Pennsylvania families with nothing to surrend
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