Erie Bishop Says Hospital Can No Longer Be Called “Catholic”

Details:  With the change in sponsorship from the Sisters of Saint Joseph to Highmark, Bishop Lawrence Persico announces the health system will no longer be considered a Catholic institution. Bishop Persico has officially made an announcement that says it’s his responsibility as a pastor, teacher and priest to inform the faithful of his decision. In [Read More...]

Accused friar commits suicide in Pennsylvania

Details:  Franciscan friar Stephen Baker, who faced brewing litigation for alleged abuse, died Saturday at St. Bernardine Monastery in Hollidaysburg. His death was ruled a suicide by Blair County Coroner Patricia Ross. Blair Township Police Chief Roger White said the cause of death was a self-inflicted knife wound. He said the investigation into Baker’s death [Read More...]

Leading Pennsylvania Democrat quits party, cites Catholic faith

How’s this for taking a stand, courtesy Matthew Archbold: Jo Ann Nardelli has been a Catholic Democrat her entire life. Her father was one before her. And she couldn’t imagine a day where that wouldn’t be true. But that day was Wednesday of last week. I read a story about Jo Ann leaving the Democratic [Read More...]