Life and Dignity

Invest in Success: Expand EITC & OSTC Scholarships

The Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) is leading the charge to give more opportunities to Pennsylvania’s students to go to the school that best meets their needs. He is the prime sponsor of House Bill 250 which proposes to increase the amou
Continue Reading →

Time to Defend Life & Religious Liberty

Public outcry by forces hostile to our religious freedom has already begun. They are attempting to pressure President Donald Trump into not issuing an executive order that would protect our Constitutional rights. If we do not raise our voices today President Trump may only hear the de
Continue Reading →

Support Ban of Brutal Painful Dismemberment Abortions

UPDATE: The Pennsylvania Senate voted 32-18 in support of Senate Bill 3. It now moves to the House of Representatives for their consideration. One Pennsylvania nurse told her legislator, “As a NICU [neonatal intensive care unit] nurse I can attest these babies do feel pain. This pract
Continue Reading →

Tell Congress: No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion

UPDATE: The pro-life No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7) passed with bipartisan support by a vote of 238-183 in the U.S. House of Representatives on January 24, 2017. Contact our U.S. Senators and urge them to support it. Sunday, January 22, 2017, marked the 44th anniversary
Continue Reading →

Join the Novena for Life

Join thousands of others who respect the dignity of every human person by praying this nine day Novena for Life.  Surrounding the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children, the overarching intention of the centerpiece novena is the end to abortion. However, the novena
Continue Reading →

The Gruesome Reality of Abortion

In 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe published a book that changed the course of American history. Her brutal depiction of slavery in Uncle Tom’s Cabin illustrated the real human cost of the defining political controversy of her time. Stowe’s tale of one fictional family’s devastating exper
Continue Reading →

Support an End to Violence in Aleppo, Syria

From CRS- With a ceasefire collapsing in Aleppo Wednesday, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) supports the efforts of Pope Francis, who appealed for “an end to the violence and the peaceful resolution of hostilities” in Syria. Pope Francis also called for full respect of internation
Continue Reading →

Report: PA’s Catholic Parishes, Ministries have Huge Economic Impact

We’ve told you before about the over $2 billion Catholic schools save Pennsylvania taxpayers each year. Of course the benefits go beyond the dollar signs, as the hundreds of Pennsylvania Catholic schools have graduated intelligent, successful, and community-minded citizens who h
Continue Reading →

2015-2016 Session End Legislative Status Report

The 2015-2016 session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly officially closes on November 30. Here is the status of the several high priority bills that were on the legislative agenda of the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference. Pro-Life Legislation – House Bill 1948 would have banned barb
Continue Reading →