Pennsylvania's constitutional deadline of June 30 to pass a state budget is quickly approaching.House Bill 250, which would increase tax credits available under the Educational Improvement Tax Credit
Pennsylvania's constitutional deadline of June 30 to pass a state budget is quickly approaching.
House Bill 250, which would 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), overwhelmingly passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support.
Budget negotiations are taking place and this issue is currently being considered, so NOW is the time to remind members of the House to maintain support for an increase and to urge state senators to follow suit by voting for EITC and OSTC increases!
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 an investment that has paid dividends 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 school that best meets their needs. It gives these families a true choice in the right educational path for their children.
We need your help to urge all lawmakers 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 a state budget that includes an increase in the programs' line items.
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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
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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)