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Pope Urges Importance Of Having Kids, As Millennials Choosing Not To

Time magazine’s 2013 cover story touted a new demographic group: the child-free, suggesting that millennials did not necessarily see having kids as very important to a successful marriage.

06/03/2014

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Bishop, Local Catholics’ Opinion Mixed On Celibacy, Marriage In Priesthood

What is it about papal press conferences taking place on planes? After discussing same-sex couples on a previous flight, this time the 77-year-old pontiff responded to questions about celibacy and married priests.

05/30/2014

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Polish Hill Church Marking Historic Canonization By Enshrining Relic

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Pittsburgh’s Polish Hill section will mark Sunday’s canonization of two popular 20th century popes with a special ceremony involving a relic of Pope John Paul II’s.

04/26/2014

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Benedict To Join In Double Sainthood Ceremony

Retired pontiff Benedict XVI will help Pope Francis celebrate the sainthood ceremony Sunday for John Paul II and John XXIII, setting the stage for an unprecedented occurrence of two living popes canonizing two of their predecessors. About 1 million pilgrims are expected at the event and many were flooding into Rome on Saturday.

04/26/2014

Pittsburgh Diocese Leading Roman Tour For Canonizations Of Popes

The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh is leading a pilgrimage to Rome in April for the canonizations of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II.

10/11/2013

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Pittsburgh Catholic Schools Hoping To Grow

The kids are back in school, settling into their routine.

09/12/2013

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Late Pope John Paull II Cleared For Sainthood, Has Local Ties

When Pope John Paul II wanted someone to design the Chapel of the Holy Spirit in the Vatican — the job fell to Pittsburgh architect Lou Astorino — who went to Rome to meet him.

07/05/2013

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New Poll Shows Majority Of Catholics Support Same-Sex Marriage

A poll out Friday shows that a majority of Catholics now support same-sex marriage. The Quinnipiac University poll found 54 percent now support gay marriage, 38 oppose it.

03/09/2013

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Cardinal Wuerl Heads To Rome

Cardinal Donald Wuerl will arrive in Rome shortly to help elect a new pope.

02/25/2013

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