Life and Dignity

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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Stem cell smoke & mirrors

Scientists, celebrities, politicians, reporters . . . from the average person to the president of the United States . . . it seems like everybody is talking about stem cells and their potential to cure some of the most debilitating human afflictions. If you believe the hype, all we
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Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life?

For the first time since 1995, more than half of Americans answered "pro-life" to that question; 42% answered "pro-choice." According to a May 2009 Gallup poll, this is the first time a majority of U.S. adults have identified themselves as pro-life since Gallup began asking this que
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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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Stem Cells Q & A

What is a stem cell? A stem cell is essentially a “blank” [unspecialized] cell, capable of becoming another more differentiated cell type in the body, such as a skin cell, a muscle cell, or a nerve cell. Why are stem cells important? Stem cells can be used to replace or heal damaged t
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Lancaster Couple Enjoys Everyday Experiences of Raising Son from Philippines

Roderick and Wendi Oliveros know that waiting can be the most difficult part of the international adoption process. But they're also quick to point out that bringing a child home is more than worth the months of longing and anticipation.
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