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.
Should “In God We Trust” be posted in public school buildings? That’s what a bill introduced by a suburban Pittsburgh legislator would require.
A southwestern Pennsylvania community group has erected a third Ten Commandments monument in the wake of a lawsuit by an atheists’ group challenging a similar monument on public school grounds.
Archaeologists working at an ancient church in Turkey believe they have unearthed a piece of the cross used to crucify Jesus.
When Pope John Paul II wanted someone to design the Chapel of the Holy Spirit in the Vatican — the job fell to Pittsburgh architect Lou Astorino — who went to Rome to meet him.
A new marker displaying the Ten Commandments was unveiled on Arch Street in Fayette County Saturday night in front of a building housing an organization called the Fraternal Order of the Eagles.
Pa. Rep. Brian Sims, a Philadelphia Democrat and the only openly gay legislator in Pennsylvania, says Pa. Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, a Cranberry Republican, invoked a House rule to keep Sims from talking about the Supreme Court’s gay marriage rulings.
A western Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he threatened his mother with a 10-inch kitchen knife because he believed she was trying to “poison” him with pork in violation of his Muslim beliefs.
The North Braddock Food Bank, which operates out of the Word and Worship Church, is now fending for themselves.
Saint Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Carnegie is celebrating its 110th Easter.
White smoke signifying the election of a new pope began billowing out of the Sistene Chapel’s chimney just after 7 p.m. local time.
Black smoke again billowed from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel on Wednesday, meaning that Catholic cardinals hadn’t elected a pope on their second or third rounds of balloting.
It is the first day Cardinals of the Catholic Church can elect a new pope. While a pope could be elected on the first ballot, most believe that is highly unlikely.
Pope Benedict XVI basked in an emotional sendoff Wednesday at his final general audience in St. Peter’s Square, recalling moments of “joy and light” during his papacy but also times of great difficulty. He also thanked his flock for respecting his decision to retire.
Cardinal Donald Wuerl will arrive in Rome shortly to help elect a new pope.