In Pennsylvania's

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Are we "in the daily struggle to live the faith" in the world, or are we part of a "Lay Elite"?

"we have generated a lay elite, believing that only they are committed laymen who work in the things 'of the priests,' and we have forgotten, neglected the believer who often burns his hope in the daily struggle to live the faith."


"'velvet-gloved' persecutions that are 'cloaked in politeness': the ones that marginalize you, take your job away if you fail to adapt to laws that 'go against God the Creator'"

How Pro Life and Pro Marriage/Family Legislation Championed by the Pa Catholic Conference is Faring Among Those Who Represent Bucks County in Harrisburg (4/30/16)

The Bucks County Delegation in Harrisburg
As per the Pa Catholic Confer ence, “Please respect the concerns of all parties involved in adoption proceedings and vote no on HB 162 in its current form.”
As per the Pa Catholic Confer ence, "Ask your legislator to include the language of House Bill 1623 in the Fiscal Code.
As per the Pa Catholic Confer ence,    “I am quite concerned that HB 1510/ SB 974 will run afoul of religious freedom and expose even more… to discrimination. Please  oppose the bill in its current form.”
As per     the Pa Catholic Confer ence, “Please represent me by voting yes on House Bill 1948.” (i.e., Senator Michele Brooks is expected to introduce the Senate version.)
As per the Pa Catholic Conference, HB 1947 “would retroactively nullify the statute of limitations for filing a civil lawsuit alleging childhood sexual abuse....but it would not apply to public schools or government agencies....a legislative remedy must protect all children, not simply penalize some institutions” (i.e., Vote NO on HB 1947).
R
145
Rep Craig Staats
Voted Yea
Co-sponsor

Co-sponsor
Voted Yea
D
141
Rep Tina Davis
Voted Yea

Co-sponsor

Voted Yea
R
18
Rep Gene DiGirolamo
Voted Yea



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R
142
Rep Frank Farry
Voted Yea



Voted Yea
D
140
Rep John Galloway
Voted Yea

Co-sponsor

Voted Yea
R
29
Rep Bernie O’Neill
Voted Yea



Voted Yea
R
178
Rep Scott Petri
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Co-sponsor

Voted Yea
R
143
Rep Marguerite Quinn
Voted Yea

 Co-sponsor

Voted Yea
D
31
Rep Steve Santarsiero
Voted Yea

Co-sponsor

Voted Yea
R
144
Rep Kathy Watson
Voted Yea

Co-sponsor

Voted Yea
R
12
Sen Stewart Greenleaf





R
10
Sen Chuck McIlhinney


Co-sponsor


R
24
Sen Bob Mensch





R
6
Sen Robert Tomlinson






How Issues Advocated by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (via its Action Center alerts and Justice for Immigrants) and Its "partner organization, the National Committee for the Human Life Amendment" (via Human Life Action, Action Alerts) Are Faring Among Those Who Represent Pa in Washington, D.C. (4/30/16)


Support CWPIA (Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act; HR 1299/ S667)
Support FADA (First Amendment Defense Act; HR2802/ S1598)
Oppose HR 4731
1.   Bob Brady (D)





2.   Chaka Fattah (D)





3.   Mike Kelly (R)

Sponsor
Co-Sponsor


4.   Scott Perry (R)


Co-Sponsor


5.   Glenn Thompson (R)

Co-Sponsor
Co-Sponsor


6.   Ryan Costello (R)





7.   Pat Meehan  (R)






Co-Sponsor



9.   Bill Shuster (R)





10. Tom Marino  (R)

Co-Sponsor
Co-Sponsor


11. Lou Barletta  (R)

Co-Sponsor



Co-Sponsor
Co-Sponsor
Co-Sponsor












15. Charlie Dent  (R)





16. Joseph Pitts   (R)
Co-Sponsor
Co-Sponsor
Co-Sponsor







18. Tim Murphy  (R)

Co-Sponsor
Co-Sponsor








·    Bob Casey (D)





·    Pat Toomey   (R)





The 10 Commandments

The Beatitudes (from "Jesus of Nazareth")

Christifideles Laici

Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church

Our representation in D.C....

Click the below image, to check on the status of federal legislation:
Click the below images, to ascertain what pro-life and pro-marriage/family legislation is being sponsored or co-sponsored (as well as what legislation is NOT being sponsored or co-sponsored):
https://www.congress.gov/member/brian-fitzpatrick/F000466?q={%22search%22:[%22brian+fitzpatrick%22]}&r=1

To check U.S. House votes:

To check U.S. Senate votes:

Contacts:

Bucks County in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Bucks County in the Pennsylvania Senate

Contacting Our Governor

717 787 2500 or governor@pa.gov.

Contacting Our Bishops