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Nuns welcome opponents of gas pipeline to pray at ‘chapel’

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON —As chapels go, the simple structure on property owned by the Adorers of the Blood of Christ congregation in Columbia, Pa.,...

Benedictine abbot recalls Palmer’s connection to Latrobe abbey

Catholic News Service Benedictine Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki of St. Vincent’s Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, was with Arnold Palmer when the golfing great died Sept....

Father Daniel Berrigan, Jesuit advocate for justice, peace, poor, dies at...

Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan, an early critic of U.S. military intervention in Vietnam who for years challenged the country’s reliance on military might, died...

Grand jury finds priests abused hundreds of children in Altoona-Johnstown diocese

ALTOONA, Pa. — Hundreds of children were sexually abused over at least 40 years by priests and other religious leaders in the Diocese of...

Parishioners help stranded motorists on Pa. turnpike during blizzard

Catholic News Service HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. — It didn’t take long into 2016 for St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Bedford to put into practice Pope...

Black Catholics mark King holiday with rallying cry for justice

Catholic News Service CHESTER, Pa. — The Rev. Cean James, founding pastor of Grace Christian Fellowship Church in Philadelphia, sees little change in society since...

Greensburg bishop retires; Harrisburg official named successor

WASHINGTON — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Lawrence E. Brandt of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, and appointed as his successor Father Edward C....

Kentucky bishop named to Harrisburg

Bishop Ronald W. Gainer of Lexington, Ky., has been named to head the Diocese of Harrisburg, Pa., and the vicar general of the Diocese...

Sister Francis Paula Bader dies at 94

ASTON, Pa. — Sister Francis Paula Bader, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 76 years, died Jan. 2 in...

Pope names three ‘models of Christian charity’ saints

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed three saints and said their lives demonstrated that true faith is charity in action. "These three...

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