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Religious Liberty

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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Urge Congress to Reauthorize the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom

The Catholic Church views protection of religious freedom as a “cornerstone of the structure of human rights” since it is rooted in the dignity of the human person. USCCB worked with other faith-based groups and members of Congress from both sides of the aisle to pass the
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PCN Tour of Saint Mary’s Home of Erie

Did you miss it? Watch the episode here. The Sisters of Saint Joseph have provided care to elderly people in need in the Erie region for more than 130 years. Learn about their history and take a tour of the modern long-term care facility at Saint Mary’s Home of Erie and state-of-the a
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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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Headed off to College? Don’t Leave Your Faith at Home.

New laptop or tablet? Check. Bedding and toiletries? Check. New clothes and shoes? Check. Your Catholic faith? … Thousands of families across the Commonwealth are packing up their college freshmen and taking them to school for the first time. Will these students continue to live out t
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Archbishop Chaput: There is no equivalence

On August 10, 2015, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. CAP. explained why other moral issues are not equivalent to abortion in his column on CatholicPhilly.com. Here is an excerpt: Here’s a simple exercise in basic reasoning. On a spectrum of bad things to do, theft is
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Catholic Social Services Salute Our Veterans

As Pennsylvanians prepare for the picnics and fireworks displays of the Fourth of July, our thoughts often turn to the veterans who have defended our country throughout the years. Civilians may not be fully aware of the struggles that veterans face after their tour of duty.  According
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PA Bishops, Dioceses React to Supreme Court Decision

The July 26 Supreme Court decision  interpreted the U.S. Constitution to require all states to license and recognize same-sex “marriage.” Here is a reaction from around the state: Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said, “The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision on marriage
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