• Three priests accused of sexual misconduct defrocked

    • Oct 28, 2014

    CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Archdiocese says three of its priests put on administrative leave years ago after allegations of improper behavior with minors have been defrocked by Vatican officials. The archdiocese said Tuesday that Thomas Kuhn, Thomas Feldhaus, and Ronald Cooper are permanently removed from the priesthood. They had served

  • Toledo diocese to install new bishop Wednesday

    • Oct 22, 2014

    The auxiliary bishop from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is set to become the new leader of the Catholic Diocese of Toledo. The Most Rev. Daniel E. Thomas will be installed on Wednesday as bishop of the diocese that covers much of northwestern Ohio. New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan and about

  • Televangelist urged vasectomies, abortion

    • Oct 21, 2014

    AKRON, Ohio – Televangelist Ernest Angley has long controlled members of his Akron-area congregation by advising them not to have children, shunning those who leave the church and using free labor at his for-profit buffet restaurant and television station, according to a two-month newspaper investigation. The Akron Beacon Journal published

  • Cincinnati may put morality clauses in teacher contracts

    • Oct 16, 2014

    DAYTON, Ohio – The Catholic archdiocese in southwest Ohio is proposing a committee made up of teachers who will advise on future contracts that include morality clauses. The idea has been in the planning stages since last spring amid controversy over teaching contracts forbidding behavior the church regards as wrong

  • Supreme Court rejects appeal of fired teacher who promoted creationism

    • Oct 6, 2014

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of an Ohio public school science teacher who was fired for promoting the theory of creationism and refusing to remove religious materials from his classroom. The justices on Monday let stand an Ohio Supreme Court ruling that found the Mount Vernon