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Marriage and Family

First Comes Love, Then Comes…Living Together?

The majority of couples today live together before getting married, but does that make it worth it? Studies show that cohabiting couples are more likely to divorce than their friends who lived apart until marriage. Whether cohabitation causes break ups or if it’s an indication of othe
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Planned Parenthood: Setting the Record Straight

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops researched the facts about the Planned Parenthood debate. Here is a fact sheet to help set the record straight. (Download a printable version here) In 2015, a series of undercover videos showed officials of the Planned Parenthood Federa
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‘Every Life Is Worth Living’: October Respect Life Month Message

People discover their worth when they discover their true identity as created in God’s image and called to an eternal destiny with him, said Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap, Archbishop of Boston and chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic
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Discover God’s Love Anew: A Guide to the Sacrament of Penance

Pope Francis is bringing a message of mercy to Cuba and the United States this week and has declared a Holy Year of Mercy beginning December 8. He is urging all of us “to live this Year in the light of the Lord’s words: ‘Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. (cf. Lk 6:36
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Welcome to Pennsylvania, Pope Francis!

More than one in four Pennsylvanians are Catholic, making Catholicism the largest faith community in the Commonwealth. The daily influence of the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania can be seen in the Catholic hospitals, soup kitchens, nursing homes and schools that serve thousands of Pen
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PCN Tour of St. Mary Family Resource Center in Bensalem, PA

Did you miss is? Watch the episode here. The St. Mary Family Resource Center (FRC) was established in 1998 to address the needs of a diverse, low-income population in the St. Mary Medical Center community. Located in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia the FRC helps with emergency housing
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Speak the Truth about Contraception and Abortion

Consecrate them in the truth. Your word is truth. – John 17:17 Congress is facing an emotional debate – should tax dollars intended to support women’s health go to organizations that promote abortion, like Planned Parenthood? Historically tax dollars have been prohibited from directly
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St. Anthony School Educates Students with Disabilities in Pittsburgh

For over sixty years, St. Anthony School Programs‘ faith-based education has helped both Catholic and non-Catholic students with intellectual disabilities live their lives to the fullest academically, socially, vocationally and spiritually. St. Anthony School Programs, affiliate
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Care for God’s Creation

September 1 is the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Pope Francis urges us to see this as “a precious opportunity to renew our personal participation in this vocation as custodians of creation, raising to God our thanks for the marvelous works that He has entrusted t
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