Religion

Joe DeStio
Andrew Limberg
January 24, 2020 - 5:14 pm
Pittsburgh Catholic Bishop David Zubik Announced Friday that four schools in the Diocese of Pittsburgh will merge.
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President Donald Trump speaks at a March for Life rally, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, on the National Mall in Washington.
(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Associated Press
January 24, 2020 - 1:37 pm
President Donald Trump called it his “profound honor" on Friday to be the first president to attend the annual anti-abortion gathering in Washington called the March for Life.
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This July 31, 2019 photo shows Stillwater Christian School parents Jeri Anderson and Kendra Espinoza at Woodland Park in Kalispell, Mont. The Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 in a dispute over a Montana scholarship program for private K-12 education that also makes donors eligible for up to $150 in state tax credits. Advocates on both sides say the outcome could be momentous because it could lead to efforts in other states to funnel taxpayer money to religious schools. (Casey Kreider/The Daily Inter Lake via AP)
Associated Press
January 18, 2020 - 10:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court that seems more favorable to religion-based discrimination claims is set to hear a case that could make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling in many states. The justices will hear arguments Wednesday in a dispute over a Montana scholarship...
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The murders of a man and woman last November just feet from the door to Church of the Holy Cross is prompting the Homewood congregation to find a way to take guns off the streets.
Joe DeStio
Joe DeStio
January 17, 2020 - 1:35 pm
PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The murders of a man and woman last November just feet from the door to Church of the Holy Cross is prompting the Homewood congregation to find a way to take guns off the streets. "We don't know whether it will happen or not," says Episcopal Lutheran Alliance...
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U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at a roundtable discussion on school choice with Arizona community leaders, educators, parents and students Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in Scottsdale, Ariz. DeVos talked about her $5 billion plan to fund tuition for private and charter school students, prior to addressing the American Legislative Exchange Council. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Associated Press
January 16, 2020 - 2:49 pm
In a bid to solidify his evangelical base, President Donald Trump took steps Thursday to give religious organizations easier access to federal programs and he reaffirmed students' rights to pray in public schools. Under orders from Trump, nine Cabinet departments proposed rules intended to remove “...
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Benedict XVI
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Lynne Hayes-Freeland
January 13, 2020 - 1:12 pm
Retired Pope Benedict is speaking on something he said he wouldn’t address....Priestly Celibacy
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A federal judge is giving prosecution and defense lawyers in the Tree of Life shooting case another 120 days to share and review evidence.
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Andrew Limberg
January 13, 2020 - 9:43 am
Members of New Light Congregation have a new permanent home, voting over the weekend to continue worshipping at Beth Shalom synagogue.
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FILE - In this June 28, 2017, file photo, Pope Francis, left, and Pope Benedict XVI, meet each other on the occasion of the elevation of five new cardinals at the Vatican. Retired Pope Benedict XVI has broken his silence to reaffirm the value of priestly celibacy, co-authoring a bombshell book at the precise moment that Pope Francis is weighing whether to allow married men to be ordained to address the Catholic priest shortage. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool photo via AP, File)
Associated Press
January 13, 2020 - 6:44 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Retired Pope Benedict XVI has reignited debate about the wisdom of having a reigning and retired pope living side-by-side, reaffirming the “necessity" of priestly celibacy at the precise moment that Pope Francis is weighing whether to ordain married men to address the Catholic...
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FILE - In this Dec. 25, 2019, file photo, an Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael Goble, at Dover Air Force Base, Del.. Goble, a U.S. Special Forces soldier who died in Afghanistan this week, was seizing a Taliban weapons cache when he was killed, the U.S. military said Friday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Associated Press
December 29, 2019 - 6:33 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban's ruling council agreed Sunday to a temporary cease-fire in Afghanistan, providing a window in which a peace agreement with the United States can be signed, officials from the insurgent group said. They didn't say when it would begin. A cease-fire had been...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 10, 2015 file photo, Judge Timothy Feeley, left, addresses former the Rev. Richard J. McCormick, 74, in Salem Superior Court in Boston. Joey Covino said the entirety of his adult life had been altered by McCormick’s abuse over two summers at a Salesian camp - failed relationships, his decisions to join the military and later the police, nightmares that plagued him. His decision to come forward led to McCormick being convicted of rape in 2014 and sentenced to up to 10 years. McCormick since has pleaded guilty to assaulting another boy. (Faith Ninivaggi/The Boston Herald via AP, Pool)
Associated Press
December 28, 2019 - 3:02 pm
Richard J. Poster served time for possessing child pornography, violated his probation by having contact with children, admitted masturbating in the bushes near a church school and in 2005 was put on a sex offender registry. And yet the former Catholic priest was only just this month added to a...
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