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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

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From: PA Catholic Conference
Sent: ‎11/‎1/‎2016 1:54 PM
To: Faithful InTheEighth
Subject: The Election Is Just One Week Away




In keeping with its mission, the PCC aims to educate and inform Catholics about a wide range of issues. To that end, we have compiled a series of resources to help to educate you about some of the topics of import to Catholics. The PCC neither supports nor opposes any candidate for public office.

As you review these resources, please also consider excerpt from the bishops' Living the Gospel of Life:

"Any politics of human dignity must seriously address issues of racism, poverty, hunger, employment, education, housing, and health care. Therefore, Catholics should eagerly involve themselves as advocates for the weak and marginalized in all these areas…But being 'right' in such matters can never excuse a wrong choice regarding direct attacks on innocent human life. Indeed, the failure to protect and defend life in its most vulnerable stages renders suspect any claims to the 'rightness' of positions in other matters affecting the poorest and least powerful of the human community. If we understand the human person as the 'temple of the Holy Spirit' — the living house of God — then these latter issues fall logically into place as the crossbeams and walls of that house. All direct attacks on innocent human life, such as abortion andeuthanasia, strike at the house's foundation. These directly and immediately violate the human person's most fundamental right – the right to life." From Living the Gospel of Life, No. 22 with original emphasis (Pastoral Statement of the U.S. Catholic Bishops, 1998).

Presidential Candidates
Know the Positions of the 2016 Presidential Candidates
Know the Positions of the Presidential Candidates (Spanish)

Pennsylvania Statewide Candidates
Survey of Pennsylvania Statewide Candidates
Know the Positions of the U.S. Senate Candidates
Complete Survey Responses of Senator Toomey (Candidate McGinty did not respond to the PCC survey)

General Assembly and U.S. Congressional Candidates
Archdiocese of Philadelphia 
Diocese of Allentown
Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown
Diocese of Erie 
Diocese of Harrisburg
Diocese of Greensburg (available Nov. 2)
Diocese of Pittsburgh
Diocese of Scranton (available Nov. 3)

Another resource to help Catholics prepare for the upcoming election is Forming Conscience for Faithful Citizenship, and its companion summary bulletin inserts.

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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):
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