Pope Francis is breaking with tradition and changing the tone of the papacy, both to the delight and chagrin of the Catholic Church.
Pope Francis on Sept. 8 radically revised the process by which Catholics may annul their marriages, streamlining steps that many in the church considered too cumbersome and costly.
The move is the latest in a series of reforms by Francis as he seeks to make the church more responsive to the real needs of lay Catholics, especially those who have long felt marginalized by the hierarchy. Without the annulments, Catholics who remarry are not allowed to receive Holy Communion, which many describe as a painful exclusion from the church's chief sacrament.
Jamie Silvonek, a Lehigh County teenager, has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder for the death of her mother.
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The number of students and staff members sickened by a mystery illness at Ursinus College has risen to more than 150.
One of Berks County's largest employers is relocating its corporate headquarters.
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The crash in oil prices continues to ruin your portfolio. U.S. stocks took another punch to the gut on Thursday as investors freak out over oil diving back below $27 a barrel.
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A World War II veteran flies to Australia to be reunited with the woman he fell in love with 70 years ago.
Once in the position of being intimidated, he now must play the intimidator. For Barry Glassman, playing Norman Thayer Jr. in Civic Theatre's production of “On Golden Pond” is a great opportunity to really sink his teeth into a character.
A 41-day occupation at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon ended Thursday when the four remaining protesters surrendered to authorities. Here is what to you need to know about the group.
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America's first hospital opens, Glenn Miller earns the first gold record, Nelson Mandela is released from prison after 27 years, and Whitney Houston dies, all on this day.
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