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Religious Liberty

Are you a member of the network?

As Catholics, we are called to be conscientious citizens. We must take an active role in the public policy debate by speaking out to defend the dignity and rights of all.The PCC invites you to become part of a grassroots advocacy network that will provide information and education abo
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Catholic Guide to School Choice

The Spring 2011 edition of the Viewpoint newletter includes a Catholic’s guide to school choice and other information about the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference’s (PCC) legislative agenda. Not a Viewpoint subscriber? Sign up to receive a free subscription by sending your name an
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State budget passed on time

For the first time in nine years, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed the state budget before the June 30 constitutional deadline. The $27.15 billion spending plan holds the line on taxes and represents a 4 percent cut in spending over last year. Governor Tom Corbett signed the b
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Feast Day of St. Thomas More

June 22 marks the Feast Day of St. Thomas More. In a statement about the patron of statesmen, politicians and lawyers, the Pennsylvania bishops said: St. Thomas More lived—and gave his life—for truth. He provides a powerful example that not only shows that objective truth exists, but
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Join the Public Policy Conversation Online

Earlier this year, Pope Benedict XVI said of social media, “I would like then to invite Christians, confidently and with an informed and responsible creativity, to join the network of relationships which the digital era has made possible. This is not simply to satisfy the desire to be
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Opportunities & challenges in 2011-2012 Legislative Session

The Winter 2011 edition of the Viewpoint newletter lists key priorities on the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference’s (PCC) legislative agenda.
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International successes in the last Congress

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued this report on advocacy activities in Washington, DC during the last Congress.
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2011-2012 Pennsylvania General Assembly sworn in

The recently elected members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly were sworn into office today marking the beginning of the 2011-2012 Legislative Session.
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Embrace social media to evangelize ‘digital continent’

The Catholic Church faces an urgent call to evangelize the new “digital continent” of social media, according to a presentation to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) at their annual Fall General Assembly. Bishop Ronald Herzog of Alexandria, Louisiana, a member of
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