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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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10 Commandments Group Erects 3rd Memorial

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.

08/19/2013

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Archaeologists Believe They Have Unearthed Piece Of Cross Used To Crucify Jesus

Archaeologists working at an ancient church in Turkey believe they have unearthed a piece of the cross used to crucify Jesus.

08/02/2013

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Late Pope John Paull II Cleared For Sainthood, Has Local Ties

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.

07/05/2013

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Connellsville Gets A 2nd Ten Commandments Marker

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.

06/29/2013

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Rep. Metcalfe Stops Openly Gay Legislator From Speaking

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.

06/28/2013

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Police: Man Threatened Mom Over ‘Poison’ Pork

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.

06/19/2013

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North Braddock Food Bank Faces New Challenges

The North Braddock Food Bank, which operates out of the Word and Worship Church, is now fending for themselves.

05/30/2013

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Making Ukrainian Eggs Is An Easter Tradition At Church In Carnegie

Saint Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Carnegie is celebrating its 110th Easter.

03/27/2013

Newly elected Pope Francis I appears on the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica on March 13, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as the 266th Pontiff and will lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio Elected As New Pope

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.

03/13/2013

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Black Smoke Again, New Pope Not Yet Elected

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.

03/13/2013

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Cardinals Fail To Select Pope In First Vote

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.

03/12/2013

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Pope Benedict XVI Holds Final General Audience

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.

02/27/2013

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Cardinal Wuerl Heads To Rome

Cardinal Donald Wuerl will arrive in Rome shortly to help elect a new pope.

02/25/2013

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