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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

Ohio U.S. Senate candidates Democrat Rep. Tim Ryan (left) and Republican J.D. Vance

Ohio senate race: What Catholics should know about J.D. Vance, Tim Ryan

Oct 28, 2022

By Jonah McKeown, Katie Yoder

Voters in Ohio will decide between two candidates — both Catholic — running for U.S. Senate this November.  Read more

Holy Name Cathedral in Steubenville, Ohio.

Steubenville diocese faces prospect of union with Columbus with ‘fortitude’

Oct 11, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

Bishop Jeffrey Monforton of Steubenville, Ohio, announced in a message to the diocese on Tuesday that a merger of the... Read more

Students participate in the Ohio March for Life in Columbus, Oct. 5, 2022.

With Roe gone, Ohio’s first March for Life emphasizes support for pregnant women

Oct 6, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Pro-life advocates held the first Ohio March for Life in Columbus on Wednesday to celebrate the end of the Roe... Read more

Ohio state capitol

Ohio enacts health care conscience protections

Jul 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

Ohio state law now includes conscience protections for medical professionals, after Governor Mike DeWine signed a state budget bill into... Read more

Former altar boy buys Akron church: ‘I’ll make sure it’s still taken care of’

May 4, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A former altar boy with close family ties to a former Catholic parish in Akron, Ohio, now has a different... Read more

Ohio governor: Lethal injection impermissible for executions 

Dec 10, 2020

The use of lethal injections will no longer be allowed for executions in the state of Ohio, and an alternative... Read more