St. Patrick's Day Falling On A Friday Poses Dilemma For CatholicsFish is usually the main course for Catholics who abstain from meat, on Fridays during Lent.
Bishop Zubik Gives Irish-Catholics OK To Eat Meat On St. Patrick's DayBishop David Zubik, of the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese, is giving Irish-Catholics the okay to eat corned beef and hash on St. Patrick's Day.
Catholic Diocese Merging Several Schools, Closing 1 Elementary SchoolThe Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh is announcing new plans for parish schools in the North Hills.
Bishop Working To Reverse Declining Catholic School EnrollmentPittsburgh is marked by a rich history of vibrant Catholic schools.
Vatican Issues Revised Guidelines, Instructions Regarding CremationIn a big announcement, the Vatican has revised instructions and some of the guidelines regarding Catholics and cremation.
Pittsburgh Diocese Subpoenaed As Part Of Grand Jury Probe Into Priest Sex Abuse AllegationsThe Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh says they have been subpoenaed by the state Attorney General’s Office as part of an investigation into the allegations of sex abuse by priests.
Pittsburgh Diocese Initiative Designed To Draw People Back To ChurchThe Diocese says Mass attendance has dwindled from almost 247,000 in the year 2000 to just over 149,000 last year.
Pittsburghers Gather To Pray For Peace And ReconciliationNot knowing where else to turn, a noon-day crowd gathered at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church downtown Friday to pray for peace and reconciliation while decrying the violence that is ripping the nation.
Officials: 5 Officers Dead, 7 Hurt In Dallas Protest ShootingAn Army veteran killed by Dallas police after the sniper slayings of five officers amassed a personal arsenal at his suburban home, including bomb-making materials, bulletproof vests, rifles, ammunition and a journal of combat tactics, authorities said Friday.
Bishop Zubik "Hopeful" All Sides Can Come Together, Resolve Conflict On Contraceptive MandateBishop David Zubik of the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese discusses the Supreme Court’s decision (or non-decision) on the Obamacare contraceptive mandate.
Bishop Zubik Hoping To Give Parishioners More Of A Say In Future Of ChurchesParishioners in the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh can expect more mergers and even more closures, but according to Bishop David Zubik, congregations will have more of a say.
Supreme Court Justices Divided Over Health Law Birth Control PlanThe Supreme Court seems deeply divided over the arrangement devised by the Obama administration to spare faith-based groups from having to pay for birth control for women covered under their health plans.