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Religious Liberty

End of session review

Health care reform. Abortion. Adoption. Gay marriage. Education. These are among top issues tracked by the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) in the 2009-2010 legislative session. What happened and where do we go from here?
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Pennsylvania’s Bishops gather in Harrisburg

The Bishops of Pennsylvania’s eight Roman Catholic and two Byzantine Catholic dioceses gathered in Harrisburg on October 1 for the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC).
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PCC mourns loss of Archbishop Schott

The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) is saddened by the news that Metropolitan Basil M. Schott, Archbishop of the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, died on Thursday, June 10, 2010.  He will be laid to rest next week.
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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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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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The public significance of marriage

It is easy to understand the private and intimate nature of marriage between a husband and wife.  Reality TV aside, most of us can clearly draw the line between our public and private lives. It is more difficult to describe the public significance of marriage.  What do we really know
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Bishops, legislators, Knights of Columbus gather in Harrisburg

“Long before there was a Left Wing and a Right Wing, there was the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” said Carl A. Anderson, best selling author and Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus.  Anderson’s keynote speech before a crowd of fellow Knights, state officials, the Cat
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Mass for those who serve in public office

In their June 2004 statement, Catholics in Political Life, the Catholic Bishops of the United States reinforced the idea that, “Catholics who bring their moral convictions into public life do not threaten democracy or pluralism but enrich them and the nation.”  They insist
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