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Members of the Houston-based Catholic Organization of Life carry their flag, alongside the state flag, at the 2024 Texas March for Life.

Pro-life leaders are ‘laser-focused’ on state marches this election year: Here’s what you need to know

Jan 31, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

With abortion set to be on the ballot this year in many states across the country, pro-life groups in several... Read more

Justice Christine Donohue of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered that the case, which was previously dismissed, be reargued before the state's Commonwealth Court.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court opens the door to public funding for abortion

Jan 30, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

In the case, the abortion providers who filed the suit argued that Pennsylvania’s policies regarding the use of federal funds... Read more

The Saint Sharbel Spiritual Life Center in Pittsburgh opened in December 2023 and offers spiritual formation with a special focus on the life of Maronite priest and hermit St. Sharbel Makhlouf.

One-of-a-kind Saint Sharbel spiritual center opens in Pittsburgh

Jan 10, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

Located in Pittsburgh’s suburban neighborhood of Beechview sits a unique Catholic spiritual center that is the only one of its... Read more

Standing 100 feet tall, the Christmas Star overlooks the little town of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (aka “Christmas City, USA”).

O Little Town of Bethlehem… Pennsylvania? The story of ‘Christmas City USA’

Dec 25, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Perhaps the most famous town called Bethlehem in the U.S. is Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, a town of 75,000, just a short... Read more

Sister Augustine Marie Molnar, a member of the Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, died tragically in a car accident on Nov. 18, 2023, while traveling to an event to promote vocations.

Pennsylvania religious sister dies in car accident

Nov 20, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Sister Augustine Marie Molnar, 43, a member of the Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, was a... Read more


Pennsylvania ends decadeslong funding for crisis pregnancy centers

Aug 18, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro in a release about the announcement tied the decision explicitly to support for abortion. Read more

Bishop-elect Edward M. Lohse, 61, will be installed in the Diocese of Kalamazoo, Michigan, on July 25, 2023.

Pope Francis appoints Pennsylvania priest to lead Diocese of Kalamazoo, Michigan

May 23, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Diocese of Kalamazoo, which comprises nine counties in southwest Michigan, has 59 parishes, 21 Catholic schools, and almost 80,000... Read more


Pipe bomb found behind Catholic church in Philadelphia

Feb 20, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

An 18-inch pipe bomb was found behind a Catholic church in Philadelphia and removed by the police department’s bomb squad. Read more

Democrat U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman arrives to cast his ballot at New Hope Baptist Church in Braddock, Pennsylvania, on Nov. 8, 2022.

Democrat Fetterman declared winner in race for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania

Nov 8, 2022

By Edie Heipel

In the days leading up to Election Day, the two candidates were neck-and-neck in polls following growing alarm over Fetterman's... Read more

Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidates Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz (left) and Democrat John Fetterman.

Oz, Fetterman spar on abortion in Pennsylvania debate

Oct 25, 2022

By Katie Yoder, Shannon Mullen

The candidates’ latest comments come as a new EWTN poll shows a majority of Catholic voters in the state support... Read more

Pennsylvania state capitol

Two-year ‘window’ for abuse lawsuits gets new support in Pennsylvania

Apr 23, 2021

A bill that could expand child sex abuse lawsuits in the state of Pennsylvania has received new support in the... Read more

Pennsylvania's long-standing abortion funding ban wins lopsided victory in court

Mar 29, 2021

A lawsuit from abortion providers seeking to overturn Pennsylvania’s ban on state funds for abortion found little support in court,... Read more

Polling station on Election Day.

Campaigns target Catholic voters in crucial swing states

Nov 3, 2020

By Matt Hadro

As the polls open for in-person voting, campaigners for both sides are looking to turn out the critical Catholic vote, with... Read more

Pennsylvania Catholic Conference appeals diversion of coronavirus relief from private schools

Pa. Catholic Conference appeals diversion of coronavirus relief from private schools

Jun 9, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference is asking the U.S. Department of Education to reverse state authorities’ decisions that the conference says... Read more

St. Anthony's Chapel in Pittsburgh, PA, with the largest collection of relics outside Rome.

How 5,000 relics found a home in a Pittsburgh chapel

Apr 10, 2020

By Adelaide Mena

Nestled in a sleepy neighborhood in the hills rising over Pittsburgh lies a small chapel. Inside St. Anthony’s Chapel lies... Read more

Pennsylvania capital, Harrisburg. Image via Shutterstock.

States move to close child marriage exceptions

Jun 24, 2019

A growing number of states are considering bans or additional restrictions on child marriages, including in Pennsylvania, where a bill... Read more

State Rep. Brian Sims with Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL, at an event for the organization's 45th anniversary, Feb. 4, 2014, in the San Francisco area. (Wikimedia (CC BY 3.0).)

Mom, target of doxing state rep, calls for Sims’ censure

Jun 18, 2019

State Rep. Brian Sims is facing possible censure in the Pennsylvania legislature following his harassment and attempts to dox women... Read more

Pro-life Democrats have key role in party and society, organizer says

May 29, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

Pro-life Democrats not only have a place within the Democratic Party today, but can act as a bridge in society... Read more

State Rep. Brian Sims with Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL, at an event for the organization's 45th anniversary, Feb. 4, 2014, in the San Francisco area.

Pa. legislator acknowledges aggression toward woman praying at Planned Parenthood

May 7, 2019

Brian Sims, a Pennsylvania state legislator who confronted a woman praying outside Planned Parenthood last week, said in a video... Read more

PA State Rep. and Co-Host Brian Sims attends the House of Taylor dinner benefitting The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation on August 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.

Brian Sims, doxing state rep, was subject of ethics investigation

May 7, 2019

The state’s ethics commission opened an investigation into state Rep. Brian Sims following a 2017 complaint that he had violated... Read more