VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis has criticized those who care more about the letter of the law than people’s individual situations, continuing to assert the overarching theme of the landmark apostolic exhortation on the family he issued last week.

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Two Catholic bishops who led a small Pennsylvania diocese helped cover up the sexual abuse of hundreds of children by more than 50 priests and other religious leaders over a 40-year period, according to a grand jury report that portrays the church as holding such sway ove…

• Aubrey A. Slater, a senior psychology major from Sandy Lake, is on the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford fall 2015 dean’s list. Dean’s list status is awarded to full-time students who have earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Tony Bono, vice president of Nursing for Grove City Medical Center, announced that Judith Kort, R.N., has earned certification as a diabetes educator through the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators.

Grove City Ministerium invites everyone to its Community Lenten Dinners to celebrate “Christ Reaching Out in Love.” Churches will partner to break bread and reflect on the amazing love God has for us during this Lenten season. Childcare will be provided during this simple, free dinner that w…

There is much debate these days around what makes a five year old ready for kindergarten. Parents tend to think of academic skills like knowing numbers and letters or writing one’s name. Teachers talk of the need for social skills – following directions, standing in line, listening to adults.

HERMITAGE – Nominations for prospective recipients of the third annual Lawrence/Mercer County ATHENA Leadership Award, the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award and the Lawrence/Mercer County ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award are being accepted by the Community Foundation of Wester…

Contributed to Allied NewsThe Grove City College football team, led by head coach Chris Smith, showed they Live United in Grove City by conducting their annual fundraising efforts for the Grove City Area United Way by recently going door to door throughout the borough, raising funds for the …

NEW WILMINGTON – Westminster College will host Dr. Robert Franklin, Jr., renowned author and professor, to give the 29th annual Dr. Wayne H. Christy Lecture at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31 in the Wallace Memorial Chapel. The service is free.