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Marriage and Family

The pope and sex abuse, setting the record straight

In a series of articles published in the New York Times and reprinted locally in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, allegations have been made questioning how the Church in Europe – and Pope Benedict XVI specifically – responded to accusations of clergy sexual misconduct with minors in the
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Ten points for protecting children

The Catholic bishops’ expert on preventing clergy abuse of minors, Teresa Kettelkamp, offered ten tips for child safely to mark Child Abuse Prevention Month. During April, child protection staff in dioceses nationwide reexamine and publicize efforts for child protection. This has been
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April 1 is Census Day

If you haven’t mailed back your Census Questionnaire, please do it today! Census data determine how more than $400 billion in Federal funds are distributed to communities each year. Mailing back a questionnaire is cheap, but in-person enumeration is expensive: if everyone across
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Internship opportunity at the PCC

Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) in Harrisburg, PA is seeking an intern for the spring, summer or fall term.
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PA Marriage Protection Amendment to be considered by Senate Judiciary Committee

The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider the Pennsylvania Marriage Protection Amendment on Tuesday, March 16, 2010. Introduced as SB 707, the bill proposes an amendment to the state constitution: Only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid and recognized as a m
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Number of Catholics, priests, seminarians grows worldwide

According to a report from the Catholic News Service, the latest Vatican statistics show a slight increase in Catholics as a percentage of the world’s population, and a slow but steady rise in the number of priests and seminarians worldwide.
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Celebrate Marriage

This year, February 14th brings double reason to celebrate, as World Marriage Day coincides with Valentine’s Day. Learn more about the Catholic Church’s teaching on marriage from the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: pac
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PA Marriage Protection Amendment Reintroduced

The Pennsylvania Marriage Protection Amendment has been reintroduced by Sen. John Eichelberger (R-Blair) as Senate Bill 707. This bill, which if passed by a majority in two consecutive legislative sessions and ratified by a statewide voter referendum, would amend the Pennsylvania Cons
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Bishops applaud Maine vote defending marriage

The U.S. bishops applauded the decision of voters in Maine to repeal a state law allowing same-sex “marriage.” The position of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) was stated by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, chairman of the Bishops’ Ad
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