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Original painting of the Divine Mercy, by Eugeniusz Kazimirowski in 1934.

Catholic imagery doesn’t belong in pro-abortion Ohio campaign ad, critics say

Sep 18, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The video ad from abortion referendum backer Ohioans United for Reproductive Rights shows a man kneeling in prayer in what... Read more


Group behind abortion initiative sues Ohio over use of ‘unborn child’ in ballot language

Sep 1, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The ballot language states the proposed amendment would prohibit abortion restrictions “before an unborn child is determined to be viable.” Read more


Ohio’s Issue 1 targets unborn children all nine months, Cincinnati archbishop says

Aug 25, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Archbishop Dennis Schnurr warns that if the new ballot measure becomes law, it could harm women, families, and the unborn. Read more

Eric Beck, 30, of Painesville, Ohio, was arrested and charged in connection with the vandalism and arson at Immaculate Conception Church in Willoughby, Ohio, early in the morning of Aug. 12, 2023.

Ohio man arrested after attempting to light Catholic church on fire, vandalism

Aug 16, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Authorities say they saw Eric Beck, 30, of Painesville, Ohio, in Immaculate Conception Church after responding to a motion alarm... Read more

A sonogram picture of a fetus in the second trimester of a woman's pregnancy

Cincinnati archbishop urges Catholics to reject state abortion amendment in November

Aug 14, 2023

By Daniel Payne

“As Catholics, we are morally obliged to uphold the dignity of life of all vulnerable humans,” Archbishop Dennis Schnurr wrote... Read more

Polling station on Election Day.

Massive spending, large voter turnout amid defeat of Ohio’s Issue 1 

Aug 9, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The initiative’s defeat, which took place amid unprecedented voter turnout, means a proposed abortion referendum is more likely to succeed... Read more


Ohio rejects initiative to change amendment process, easing the way for abortion referendum

Aug 8, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The initiative would have made it more difficult to adopt constitutional amendments via citizen-led ballot initiatives. Read more


Ohioans go to the polls Tuesday for vote that could determine abortion laws

Aug 7, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Issue 1 would raise the threshold needed to adopt a constitutional amendment via ballot initiative from a simple majority to... Read more

Jim Caviezel.

Jim Caviezel to join rosary rally for ballot measure that could impact Ohio abortion vote

Organizers of the “Rosary Rally” in Cincinnati hope to encourage all Christians in Ohio to vote “Yes” on Issue 1... Read more


Early voting on Ohio referendum high as November abortion vote hinges on outcome

Jul 28, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The referendum, Issue 1, would amend the constitution to raise the threshold to 60% for such citizen-led initiatives like November’s... Read more


How August and November ballot initiatives could affect abortion in Ohio: an explainer

Jul 19, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Ohioans are set to vote on two major ballot initiatives in the coming months, one in August and another in... Read more

The Bowling Green Pregnancy Center in Bowling Green, Ohio, was vandalized in a “Jane’s Revenge” graffiti attack on April 15, 2023.

FACE Act charges brought against college student in Ohio pregnancy center attack

Jul 11, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Federal charges have been filed against a 20-year-old college student in Ohio for allegedly vandalizing a pro-life pregnancy center in... Read more

The Vatican on April 2, 2022, announced that Pope Francis had appointed Father Earl K. Fernandes to be the next bishop of the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio.

Columbus Diocese to close 15 churches; bishop calls for stronger Catholic engagement

May 26, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

As part of a parish reorganization and merger plan, Bishop Earl K. Fernandes spoke of new possibilities for growth. Read more

Mother Angelica. CNA file photo

Mother Angelica’s early years: a religious awakening born in the streets of Canton

Apr 20, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

In honor of Mother Angelica’s 100th birthday, we look at her life growing as the only child of a single... Read more

Plan B.

Miami University student group hopes to install Plan B ‘morning after pill’ vending machine on campus

Mar 15, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Miami University’s student government association has plans to install a “Plan B” emergency contraception vending machine on its Oxford, Ohio,... Read more

Smoke rises from a derailed cargo train in East Palestine, Ohio, on Feb. 4, 2023.

Ohio train derailment: Catholic diocese prays as concern about hazardous fumes rises

Feb 14, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

A train derailment in rural Ohio led to a major ecological disaster after hazardous materials caused a massive fire and... Read more


Indiana AG files legal complaint against abortion doctor who performed a minor’s abortion

Dec 1, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita has asked the state’s medical licensing board to discipline the doctor who performed an abortion... Read more

Bishop Jeffrey Monforton of Steubenville, Ohio, gives the homily during Mass with members of the USCCB Region VI at the Basilica of St. John Lateran on Dec. 10, 2019, during their ad Limina Apostolorum visit.

Steubenville-Columbus diocesan merger halted one week before vote at U.S. bishops’ meeting

Nov 9, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Diocese of Steubenville Bishop Jeffrey Monforton announced Monday that a proposed merger with the Diocese of Columbus will be put... Read more

J.D. Vance gestures as he speaks during the Ohio Republican Party election night watch party reception in Columbus, Ohio, on Nov. 8, 2022. Vance, the best-selling "Hillbilly Elegy" author, won a contentious race for Ohio's open U.S. Senate seat on Nov. 8, 2022, networks projected.

Republican Vance declared winner in close U.S. Senate race in Ohio

Nov 8, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Republican J.D. Vance, a Catholic convert, will assume public office for the first time in January after defeating Rep. Tim... Read more

Democrat Senate nominee from Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan speaks at a townhall-style debate hosted by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum of Fox News at The Fives on Nov. 1, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. Ryan will face Republican nominee J.D. Vance in the general election on Nov. 8.

Democrat Tim Ryan calls for some abortion limits as Ohio Senate race tightens

Nov 3, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Ryan said Monday that he supported some restrictions on late-term abortions despite having voted consistently in favor of abortion, including... Read more