Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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U.S. Bishops Approve Drafting of Eucharist Document

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops this week voted to move forward on a draft of a teaching document on the Eucharist.

Supreme Court Sides Unanimously with Catholic Social Services in Religious Freedom Case

The Supreme Court decided unanimously on June 17 in favor of Catholic Social Services in its lawsuit against the city of Philadelphia, ruling that the city violated the group’s free exercise of religion.

Biden Eliminates Hyde Amendment from 2022 Budget Request

President Joe Biden did not include a 45 year-old pro-life policy in his final budget request to Congress on May 28 for the 2022 fiscal year, thus allowing for funding of abortions.

PCC Calls for End to Experiments with Aborted Babies

The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference on May 7 called on the University of Pittsburgh to stop all experiments with aborted babies and for Pennsylvania lawmakers to open a full investigation into the extent of this practice.

Informing Your Conscience in “Off Year” Elections

Elections in odd numbered years are sometimes described as “off year.” Instead of voting for a prominent national office, governor, Congress or the state legislature, we elect municipal officials and “lesser known” statewide offices. On May 18, 2021, Pennsylvanians will select or retain state justices and judges for our Commonwealth Courts.

Pennsylvania Catholic Conference’s Statement on Vaccine

The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference responded on March 4 to questions that many people have asked about whether it is permissible to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Why a New Consecration to St. Joseph is Spreading Like Wildfire

Pope Francis on March 7 expressed joy at the vitality of the Church in Iraq despite years of fierce persecution. Celebrating Mass in the Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil on March 7 during his first visit to the country, the pope praised Iraq’s dwindling Christian community for its care for the poor.

Pope Francis in Erbil: ‘Today I Can See at First Hand That the Church in Iraq is Alive’

Pope Francis on March 7 expressed joy at the vitality of the Church in Iraq despite years of fierce persecution. Celebrating Mass in the Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil on March 7 during his first visit to the country, the pope praised Iraq’s dwindling Christian community for its care for the poor.

USCCB Chairmen Say Equality Act Would Discriminate against People of Faith and Threaten Unborn Life

Five committee chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) wrote a letter to members of Congress opposing the recent reintroduction of the Equality Act (H.R. 5), which is scheduled to be voted on by the U.S. House of Representatives this week. The bishops warned of the threats posed by the proposed legislation to both people of faith and of no faith, with respect to mandates impacting charities and their beneficiaries in need, health care and other conscience rights, taxpayer funding of abortion, freedom of speech, women’s sports and sex-specific facilities, and more.

Greensburg Welcomes New Bishop

The relatively small crowd inside Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Greensburg, Pa., erupted with applause on Feb. 11, after newly ordained Bishop Larry J. Kulick was ordained and installed. Despite COVID-19, the faithful of the Diocese of Greensburg celebrated the much-anticipated event. Thousands watched the live stream and left hundreds of comments wishing him blessings.

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