House Bill 250 proposes to increase tax credits available under the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program by $50 million (raising it to $175 million) and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Cr
House Bill 250 proposes to increase tax credits available under the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program by $50 million (raising it to $175 million) and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) program by $25 million (raising it to $75 million).
The EITC and the OSTC programs have always achieved bipartisan support and have been acclaimed as two of the best educational programs Pennsylvania offers to students in both public and private schools.
The tax credit scholarships have been a Godsend for students seeking a Catholic or other private education in Pennsylvania. Every Catholic school in all corners of this great Commonwealth benefits from the EITC or OSTC programs.
Each year more than 40,000 families get a scholarship that permits the parents to send their children to a Catholic or another private school. It gives these families a true choice in the right educational path for their children.
Additionally, the program assists countless Pennsylvania students in traditional public schools. Educational Improvement Organizations direct a portion of the tax credits to support innovative educational programs that enhance the regular public school curriculum.
Urge your state Representative to invest in success and support the expansion of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs by voting YES on HB 250. Click here to send a message today.
Catholic institutions and parishes should proclaim the sanctity of human life without compromise
Click to Email USCCB President Cardinal DiNardo, USCCB Pro Life Chair Cardinal Dolan, USCCB Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth Chair Archbishop Chaput, and National Catholic Bioethics Center President John Haas, PhD, STL
"Quick Explanation re Catholic Teaching & Contra-ception"
Oh and by the way, THE PILL KILLS!
Warning - the next video can be crude. It certainly does not proclaim the fullness of truth about human sexuality; it does not proclaim why sexual acts are absolutely reserved for husbands and wives in mutually exclusive, permanent, and indissolubile marriage; it does not proclaim why those acts must always be open to life. It also does not explain how certain "contraceptives" can work in an abortifacient manner. In parody form, however, it reveals information about "contraceptives," which largely goes unknown....
NaPro-TECHNOLOGY, New Hope in Infertility
from the Fall 2014 Vatican Colloquium on Man and Woman in Marriage
Made for the Common Good
St. Thomas More
Our 1st allegiance must be to God (a clip from "A Man for All Seasons").
Catherine of Aragon
"A Queen cherished by the English people for her loyalty, piety, courage and compassion."
Msgr. John J. Ryan
Dietrich von Hildebrand
Blessed Clemens Von Galen
Seven decades ago, he condemned attacks against human life.
The fictional Father Barry's "Sermon on the Docks"
Jesus stands beside us, to strengthen us in our most challenging moments.
St. Gianna Beretta Molla, M.D.
Servant of God Dorothy Day
Saint Teresa of Calcutta
Her speech at the 1994 National Prayer Breakfast
The Fictional Aunt Mae from Spiderman II
“Lord knows, kids...need a hero — courageous, self-sacrificing people....I believe there’s a hero in all of us…that keeps us honest…gives us strength…makes us noble…and finally allows us to die with pride, even though sometimes we have to be steady and give up the thing we want the most – even our dreams.”
Judie Brown, formerly of the Pontifical Academy for Life
Professor Robert George of Princeton
"people who suppose that prostitution, adultery, fornication, & the like are morally innocent are profoundly mistaken....Laws against intrinsic evils such as prostitution, pornography, drug abuse, & the like, as well as those regulating gambling & alcohol, are justified, in part, by a concern to protect the public environment" (A Clash of Orthodoxies, pp. 101 - 108)