UPDATE: Senate Bill 554, the Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Children bill, passed unanimously in the state Senate on April, 25, 2017. Urge your state Representative to support the bill. “Human trafficking is a crime against humanity. We must unite our efforts to free victims and s
Explore what the Catholic Church teaches about call to family, community, and participation in this video from Catholic Relief Services on Catholic Social Teaching featuring Lisa Hendey, Msgr. Ray East, and Jonathan Reyes.
Explore what the Catholic Church teaches about human rights and responsibilities in this video from Catholic Relief Services on Catholic Social Teaching featuring Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Helen Alvaré, and Bill O’Keefe.
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
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday addressed members of the Pontifical Academy for Life, who are meeting in Rome for their General Assembly. In his remarks, the Holy Father spoke about the theme of the Assembly: “Assisting the elderly and palliative care.” Palliative care, he sa
As we ring in the New Year, there is a reason for hope in Pennsylvania – the number of abortions in the state decreased seven percent. The year-end report shows nearly 2,500 fewer abortions occurred in 2013 than in 2012. The total of 32,108 is the lowest number on record to date. Ther
Archbishop Chaput of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia released this statement on immigration reform: Mary of Nazareth has always had a special place in the heart of the Church. She is theotokos, the “God-bearer”; Scripture’s greatest human witness of courage, humility