Social Justice

Summer Viewpoint: Picking Sides

Thousands of bills are introduced in the Pennsylvania General Assembly during the two year legislative session. The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference  reviews, tracks and takes positions on a few hundred. Ever wonder how the PCC evaluates legislation? Read more in this summer’s V
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PCC Welcomes New Chairman

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference  (PCC) extends a warm welcome to Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.,  who was named Archbishop of Philadelphia today. The Archbishop of Philadelphia traditionally serves as the chairman of the PCC, which is the public affair
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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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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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