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The Pennsylvania state capitol.

'Many individuals' requested hold on clergy sex abuse report, Pa. court says

Jun 27, 2018

By Mary Farrow

In a unanimous opinion released Monday, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania supported and explained its earlier decision to hold the... Read more

The Supreme Court Chamber in the Pennsylvania State Capitol building in Harrisburg.

Pa. court indefinitely blocks release of clergy sex abuse report

Jun 22, 2018

By Mary Farrow

The release of a Grand Jury report detailing cases of clerical sex abuse in six of the eight Catholic dioceses... Read more

Two Franciscan friars plead guilty to endangering children in Pennsylvania

May 7, 2018

Two Franciscan friars who served as superiors of their community in Pennsylvania have pled guilty to charges of endangering children,... Read more

Utah, Pennsylvania consider banning Down syndrome abortions

Mar 9, 2018

The states of Utah and Pennsylvania are considering legislation that would ban abortions solely due to a prenatal Down syndrome... Read more

Bishop-elect Alfred A. Schlert. Courtesy of the Diocese of Allentown.

Local priest named fifth bishop of Allentown, Penn.

Jun 27, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Tuesday the Vatican announced Pope Francis' pick of Mons. Alfred A. Schlert to be the next bishop of the... Read more

Mary.

Looking to Fatima, Pennsylvania bishops to dedicate dioceses to Mary

May 10, 2017

The Catholic bishops of Pennsylvania will dedicate each Catholic diocese and eparchy in the state to the Virgin Mary later... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks at the Holy See Press Office, March 25, 2014.

Archbishop Chaput warns of 'drastically' unjust Pennsylvania bill

Jun 9, 2016

A proposed Pennsylvania bill unfairly targets religious entities over public institutions – despite its claim to aid sex abuse victims, ... Read more