CLEVELAND-A fourth-grade student at St.Francis School in Cleveland has been expelled for bringing a loaded gun to class in his book bag this morning. The 9-year-old was reportedly showing off the weapon to other kids in class.  A teacher confiscated the 9-year-old’s book bag and called Cleveland police. The student was taken to the fifth […]

Pope Francis is allowing Catholic priests to absolve the “horrendous crime” of abortion, extending special permission he granted clerics last year for the Holy Year of Mercy. “I want to insist as firmly as I can that abortion is a grave sin because it puts an end to an innocent life,” the pope said, according to Vatican […]

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas- A Little Rock high school principal’s new set of rules for the school year is making headlines. A post made on August 10 on the Catholic High School for Boys Facebook page stated, “Welcome to Catholic High. We teach reading, writing, arithmetic, and problem-solving.” Along with the post was a sign that […]

The Pope plans to address Congress tomorrow following a mass service he will deliver tonight.   WASHINGTON, D.C. — Pope Francis immediately dove into the whirlpool of U.S. politics on Wednesday, using his first direct address to the American people to weigh in on deeply divisive issues including climate change, Cuba, marriage and immigration. The pontiff, […]

The Pope’s trip in the U.S. will include stops in New York City and will end in Philadelphia. Washington (CNN)Pope Francis landed on U.S. soil for the first time just before 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, launching a six-day visit that will highlight his love for the poor and his willingness to tackle the nation’s […]

  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Three Cleveland-area Catholic high schools announced Tuesday plans to launch a wellness initiative that will focus on keeping students well and drug-free through a combination of education, assessment and support. As Catholic schools focused on the education and welfare of the whole person, Gilmour Academy in Gates Mills, St. Edward […]

Rome (CNN) — Benedict XVI’s time as pope came to a historic end Thursday, as he became the first pontiff in six centuries to resign as leader of the world’s Roman Catholics, who now number 1.2 billion. Torchlit crowds stood before the gates of the Castel Gandolfo residence, waiting to see the Swiss Guards, the […]

LAKEWOOD, OH (WOIO) – Pope Benedict’s resignation stunned Catholics worldwide, and those at Mass Morning morning at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Lakewood. “I think we’re all in shock, it’s just not something we’ve ever experienced before. He was a good Holy Father so I pray for him,” said Sister Mariann Durkin as she left Mass. […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Cleveland Bishop Richard Lennon met with parishioners Wednesday several of the 12 closed churches to address a reopening plan. There is still no timetable for the reopening, but parishioners are very pleased about meeting with the Bishop. Bishop Lennon met with people who attended two of the closed churches on Wednesday afternoon, including a […]

A downstate Illinois Catholic bishop has come under fire after he said in a message at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria that President Barack Obama is on “a similar path” as Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. Roman Catholic Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria, according to the Right Wing Watch blog, likened Obama’s “radical, pro-abortion and […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Declaring that “It’s time for peace and unity in the Diocese of Cleveland,” Bishop Lennon announced Tuesday that he will reopen 12 area parishes that were closed in 2009 and 2010 as part of a comprehensive reconfiguration plan. Lennon said during a news conference at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist that […]

Two Cleveland high schools, Glenville and Central Catholic, went through various scares earlier in the day in the wake of the Chardon High School shootings. Glenville went through a lock down, while Central Catholic had a bomb scare.