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This Week at the PA Capitol

Both the House and Senate were in session this week in Harrisburg. The PA Catholic Conference saw a number of bills passed that we support. That included–in the House– a package of 8 bills to combat human trafficking and a bill to assure that clergy members would not be pr
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PA House Judiciary Committee Passes Human Trafficking bills

The PA House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday passed 8 bills designed to combat human trafficking. Here are highlights as we shared them on Twitter. The PCC has long supported such legislation. PA House Judiciary Committee this morning passed 8 bills with strong bipartisan support that
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Please watch!! ABC 27 talks of PA woman’s efforts to strengthen penalties for those who encourage others to commit suicide; PCC has worked on this bill as well

https://www.abc27.com/investigators/shawns-law-york-county-mom-fights-for-tougher-penalties-against-those-who-encourage-others-to-take-their-own-life/?fbclid=IwAR2vuraueQvuG0cAOXMuLd8uw9zWUIqA4Kbvm61m3x4aE_UIOM1ewT_WBfU
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PCC 2020 REVIEW–Social Issues

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PCC Release on Passage of SB 637 on Professional Licensing For Ex-Offenders

PCC APPLAUDS PASSING OF LEGISLATION TO GIVE EX-INMATES A SECOND CHANCE HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) applauds both the PA House and Senate for this afternoon’s passage of SB 637–sponsored by state Sen. John DiSanto (R-Dauphin, Perry)–which wi
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PCC Supports Bill to Give Offenders Second Chance

The PCC supports Senate Bill 637 by Sen. John DiSanto, which removes employment barriers for certain residents who are convicted of crimes unrelated to their intended profession. We believe this type of legislation helps people turn their lives around. As it stands now, our laws deny
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Bishop Bambera Offers Reflections on the Death of George Floyd, Friday June 5th

A lesson on walking together as brothers and sisters:   Reflections on the death of George Floyd June 5, 2020 In the immediate days following the brutal killing of George Floyd, the world reacted with horror to the images of his struggle to breathe and to hold on to life. Countless nu
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Bishop Persico of Erie on the Evil of Racism

Pentecost statement on racism from Bishop Lawrence Persico On this Pentecost Sunday, we pray that the Holy Spirit enlighten the hearts and minds of all people to see that racism in all forms is an evil. We should not be surprised by the riots that have taken place across the country,
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Statement of the Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great on the Death of George Floyd

Sr. Dorothy Ann Busowski, OSBM Provincial Superior The Sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great express deep sorrow and regret at the needless death of George Floyd. This occasion demands prayer, reflection, and urgent attention to the present moment. In a spirit of mourning we add
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