Life and Dignity

Personal Service is Foundation for Catholic Charities’ International Adoption Program

Catholic Charities Adoption Services and Specialized Foster Care staff members need only look at the pictures on the walls and the photographs tacked to the bulletin boards at their Harrisburg office as a reminder of what their work is all about – placing children into the lovin
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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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On the Horizon – Winter 2009 Viewpoint

The Winter 2009 edition of Viewpoint outlines PCC’s comprehensive list of legislative priorities. Issues cover a wide range of categories: Catholic Education, Religious Liberty,Life and the Dignity of the Human Person, Marriage and Family, Social Justice, Health Care, and more.
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Executive Authority

Most people understand at an elementary level how a bill becomes a law and how the judicial system governs our daily lives, but an often-ignored source of law are rules and regulations that stem from the executive authority of the president or a governor. While the Church is vigilant
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The Humanity of Every Unborn Child

We need to put the 2007 Pennsylvania Abortion Statistics report in perspective. We must remember that the women and the babies represented by these numbers are human beings. They are God's children. They are unique and special individuals. Each abortion represents a lost life and
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Life Issues Forum for Respect Life Month October 2008

Catholics across the United States will again celebrate Respect Life Month throughout October. Catholic parishes and organizations will sponsor hundreds of educational conferences, prayer services, and opportunities for public witness, as well as events to raise funds for programs ass
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The Well-Informed Witness

The Sacrament of Confirmation “gives us a special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ, to confess the name of Christ boldly, and never to be ashamed of the Cross.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, No.
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Umbilical Cord Blood Cells Save Lives

Your newborn baby could be a life-saving hero! What an exciting idea for any parent.The blood contained in the umbilical cord at the birth of a child is a rich source of stem cells that can be used to treat a wide variety of diseases and conditions and with today’s advances in r
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