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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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Redirect Tobacco Settlement Fund Back to Health Care

HARRISBURG (June 7) – More than 800,000. That is the number of Pennsylvanians who currently do not have health insurance, including the 40,000 who lost their coverage in February when Pennsylvania’s adultBasic health insurance program expired. The Pennsylvania Catholic Health Associat
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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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Bishops voice solidarity with Japan

Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), expressed the prayers and solidarity of the U.S. bishops and Catholic for the people of Japan following the March 11 earthquake.
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The 2011-2012 Commonwealth Budget

Pennsylvania’s “day of reckoning has come,” announced Governor Tom Corbett with calls for fiscal discipline and no new taxes. On Tuesday, March 8, 2011, the governor unveiled his $27.3 billion spending plan for the Commonwealth’s 2011-2012 fiscal year. The budget proposal represents a
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Commonwealth Budget proposal for 2011-2012

As the new governor, yesterday Tom Corbett introduced his first Commonwealth Budget proposal for the 2011-2012 Fiscal Year. The $27.3 billion spending plan represents a 3.1% decrease from last year. A special Budget Dashboard has been set up by the governor’s office so citizens
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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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