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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

The Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, NJ.

New Jersey bishops finalizing plans to compensate sex abuse victims

Dec 15, 2018

In the wake of sex abuse allegations against a former cardinal, the Catholic bishops of New Jersey have announced the... Read more

The Cathedral of Saint Paul in Pittsburgh.

Lamenting clergy sex abuse, Pa. bishops announce victim compensation funds

Nov 12, 2018

Seven of the eight Roman Catholic dioceses of Pennsylvania will create compensation funds for victims of clergy sex abuse, following... Read more

Pennsylvania capitol.

Does the Pa. grand jury report mean changes for statutes of limitations?

Aug 17, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

Following a major grand jury report on past sexual abuse in six Catholic dioceses of Pennsylvania, discussions continue over whether... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

Cardinal Wuerl named in Pennsylvania grand jury report, responds to criticism

Aug 14, 2018

By Ed Condon

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C., and the former Bishop of Pittsburgh, has been named more than 200 times... Read more

St. Paul's Catherdral, Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh bishop says not all grand jury accusations are 'substantiated'

Aug 13, 2018

Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh has confirmed that some of the priests named in the Pennsylvania grand jury report into... Read more

The Supreme Court Chamber in the Pennsylvania State Capitol building.

Former Pennsylvania chief justice backs delay of grand jury report

Aug 8, 2018

By Ed Condon

The former chief justice of Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court has warned that the release of a grand jury report into allegations... Read more