Social Justice

Counting all Pennsylvanians: 2010 U.S. CENSUS

Every election year the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) encourages people to register to vote and cast their ballot. Every vote matters and PCC reminds Catholics particularly that “the Church’s obligation to participate in shaping the moral character of society is a requirement
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Contamos con todos los ciudadanos de Pennsylvania

Cada año electoral, la Conferencia Católica de Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania Catholic Conference – PCC por sus siglas en inglés) anima a las personas a registrarse para votar y en efecto emitir su voto. Cada voto es importante, y la PCC recuerda particularmente a los católicos que “la ob
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Special update on Haiti earthquake response

The emergency response in Haiti is now in its sixth week and the rainy season is beginning. We are all feeling the pain and stress of what will be a prolonged recovery with many stages, and yet we can also share in the hope displayed by the strong and spiritual Haitian people.
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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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Catholic Relief Services aid getting through in Haiti

While roads are starting to clear and food and aid are reaching hundreds of thousands of people, the needs are still enormous in Haiti. Toppled buildings, sprawling camps and tented homes set up on the roadside are sobering reminders of the long road ahead.
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Contact Congress about health care reform

Visit, call, send a fax, write a letter or e-mail your Congressman or woman and our U.S. Senators about health care reform.  Look up his or her contact information or send an e-mail directly. Learn more about the latest news about health care reform at pacatholic.org/current_issues/he
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State budget impasse is finally over

On Friday evening, October 9, 2009, Governor Ed Rendell signed a $27.8 billion budget that was 101 days overdue.  The plan spends $500 million less than last year and does not include any broad-based tax increases. The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) has been following the budg
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Letter to U.S. Senate on healthcare

Three U.S. bishops raised their concerns over human life and dignity, immigrants and affordability in a September 30 letter to the U.S. Senate. Cardinal Justin Rigali, Bishop William Murphy and Bishop John Wester chair the Committees on Pro-Life Activities, Domestic Justice and Human
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Budget Agreement May Expand Gambling:Where does the PCC stand?

The $27.9 billion state budget agreement being finalized by lawmakers includes expanding casino gambling to include table games (card and dice games such as black jack, craps, and roulette). Gambling revenue, according to lawmakers, would help reduce the Commonwealth’s $3 billio
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