Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese

Pope Francis waves at the faithful on St. Peter's square on April 15, 2014 after his weekly general audience at the Vatican. (Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/Getty Images)

Pope: Priests In Holy Year Can Absolve ‘Sin Of Abortion’

Pope Francis declared Tuesday he is allowing all priests in the church’s upcoming Year of Mercy to absolve women of the “sin of abortion” if they repent with a “contrite heart.”

09/01/2015

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Diocese Comes Up With Unique Plan To Combat Priest Shortage

The 9 a.m. weekday mass at St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church in Clarksville is sparsely attended.

07/28/2015

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Catholic Diocese Investigating After Funds Reported Missing At Ambridge Church

The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh is investigating after a local pastor reported missing funds from his parish in Beaver County.

05/20/2015

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Seton-LaSalle HS Closed Due To Violent Threat

Officials closed Seton-LaSalle High School in Mt. Lebanon due to a violent threat.

04/08/2015

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Pittsburgh Diocese Eliminating Fees For Marriage Annulments

The Diocese of Pittsburgh has eliminated fees for annulments in keeping with comments by Pope Francis that the church should make it easier for some divorced Roman Catholics to remarry and receive other sacraments.

04/01/2015

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Priest Who Took Ice Bucket Challenge With Bishop Zubik Dies Of ALS

A Catholic priest who took the ice bucket challenge with Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik last year has died of the disease they were raising money to cure: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

03/30/2015

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Pittsburgh Diocese Offering Packages To See Pope In Philly

In September, thousands from this area are expected to travel to Philadelphia to attend what some call a once-in-a-lifetime event.

03/11/2015

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Catholic Diocese Fundraiser Brings In More Than $200 Million

The Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese celebrated a major milestone Sunday.

01/25/2015

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Pittsburgh Diocese Offering Packages To See Pope In Philly

In September, thousands from this area are expected to travel to Philadelphia to attend what some call a once-in-a-lifetime event.

01/21/2015

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Pittsburgh Crèche Survives For This Year, But Future Is Uncertain

It’s called the Pittsburgh Crèche, and it has attracted thousands of visitors since its dedication 15 years ago.

12/16/2014

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North Catholic Principal’s Resignation A Shock To Diocese Officials

The principal at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School has resigned after just a year and a half on the job, and Diocese officials say they’re surprised by the move.

10/22/2014

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Bishop Zubik Greets Students At New Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School

It’s been an exciting day for students of Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School.

09/02/2014

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Bishop Zubik Does Ice Bucket Challenge To Help Friend

Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese Bishop David Zubik accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge this weekend to help a dear friend.

08/23/2014

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School Bus Driver Charged For Alleged Transporting Parochial School Kids While Drunk

Police have charged a school bus driver for driving under the influence of alcohol with more than a dozen kids on the bus. The children were on their way to parochial school.

07/17/2014

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Sneak Peek Inside New Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School

One by one, Catholic schools in Pittsburgh close their doors, as declining enrollments take their toll.

07/09/2014

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