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Bishop Zubik Takes To TV To Invite Catholics Back To Church

In a somewhat unusual television ad campaign, a local Catholic bishop has an important message.

12/08/2014

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County Council Shoots Down ‘In God We Trust’ Bill

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald is pledging to veto a measure to post the U.S. motto “In God We Trust” in county council’s chambers.

09/09/2014

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Councilwoman Pushes Posting Of “In God We Trust” In Allegheny Co. Courthouse

It’s part of a national effort to honor the motto “In God We Trust” led in Pennsylvania by state Rep. Rick Saccone who rallied folks at the state capitol last November.

08/29/2014

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U.S. Supreme Exempts Businesses From Contraception Mandate

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Obama’s health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.

07/02/2014

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Some Presbyterian Churches Open Up To Gay Marriage Ceremonies

Same-sex marriage is now legal in Pennsylvania. But few churches, synagogues or mosques allow a religious wedding for gay couples.

06/20/2014

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Bill Wants “In God We Trust” Posted In Pa. Schools

In most schools, the priority right now is trying to keep the children focused for the last few days of school.

06/03/2014

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Etna Residents Observe Good Friday With Way Of The Cross Tradition

On Good Friday in Etna, the faithful take part in a tradition that started 20 years ago, symbolically retracing the final steps of Jesus.

04/18/2014

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Butler Co. Commissioners At Odds Over “In God We Trust” Motto

A battle is brewing in Butler County over the “In God We Trust” motto.

04/15/2014

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Fish Frys Mark Start Of Lenten Season On Ash Wednesday

Ash 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.

03/05/2014

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Catholics Reflect Lack Of Knowledge, Differences In Survey

At 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.

02/28/2014

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Demonic Possession: Real Or Mental Illness?

Is demonic possession real or the manifestation of mental illness?

02/12/2014

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Ex-County Commissioner Authors Book About Dark Forces Haunting His Home

Inside the inviting turn-of-the-century house on Brownsville Road, former Allegheny County commissioner Bob Cranmer says a two-year battle is being waged between good and evil — God and the devil.

02/11/2014

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Exorcism Expert A Former Skeptic, Now Trains Priests In Exorcisms

So, 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?

02/10/2014

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Methodist Jury Convicts Pa. Pastor For Gay Wedding

A United Methodist pastor was convicted Monday of breaking church law by officiating his son’s same-sex wedding and could be defrocked after a high-profile trial that has rekindled debate over the denomination’s policy on gay marriage.

11/18/2013

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Pa. Legislator’s Bill Would Require “In God We Trust” In Public Schools

Should “In God We Trust” be posted in public school buildings? That’s what a bill introduced by a suburban Pittsburgh legislator would require.

11/13/2013

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