Justice Halts Religious Groups' Birth Control Opt-Out RoleA Supreme Court justice is blocking an appeals court's ruling that would have forced two western Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses and a Christian college to fill out forms to avoid penalties for not directly providing contraceptive benefits.
Court Nixes Faith-Based Birth Control Mandate ChallengeA federal appeals court has reversed lower-court victories by two western Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses and a private Christian college that challenged birth control coverage mandates as part of federal health care reforms.
Report: Pope Francis To Visit PennsylvaniaPope Francis will visit the United States next year, his first U.S visit since becoming Pope in 2013.
Bishop Zubik Defends Holy Family Institute, Fostering Immigrant Children It’s a hot button issue, and now Bishop David Zubik is stepping into the immigration debate.
Fish Frys Mark Start Of Lenten Season On Ash WednesdayAsh Wednesday at Mount Saint Peter Parish in New Kensington. The faithful receive the ashen symbol of the cross at a church that dates back 123 years.
Catholics Reflect Lack Of Knowledge, Differences In SurveyAt the behest of Pope Francis, the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese embraced the chance to survey Catholic families on challenges faced in today's more liberal American culture.
Exorcism Expert A Former Skeptic, Now Trains Priests In ExorcismsSo, exorcism might seem like fiction. But did you know that the Vatican has actually encouraged every Catholic diocese to have a trained exorcist on staff?
Snow Days Being Replaced By Cyber Days“Snow Days” are becoming a thing of the past at some local schools.
Bishop Bosco Remembered Fondly At His Funeral MassBishops and clergy processed into Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Greensburg to join friends of the late Bishop Emeritus Anthony Bosco at the funeral mass for a man who served 17 years as bishop of that diocese and many other years as a priest and auxiliary bishop in Pittsburgh.
Indecent Exposure Charges Dropped In CMU Naked Pope IncidentIndecent exposure charges have been dropped against a Carnegie Mellon University student after dressed up as the pope, and was naked from the waist down, with a her pubic hair shaved in the shape of a cross.
Priest Removed In 2009 Faces New Porn Charge A western Pennsylvania Catholic priest who was removed from public ministry in 2009 after an allegation of past child sex abuse deemed "credible" by his bishop has now been indicted by a federal grand jury on a charge of possessing child pornography.
CMU President: Police File Charges In Naked Pope IncidentThe president of Carnegie Mellon University says charges have been filed in connection with an incident in which a student dressed in a religious garment but was naked from the waist down.