Bishop Zubik Hopes Merger Will 'Help People See The Focus Of Faith'The On Mission Commission, a group of priests and lay leaders, has recommended the 188 parishes in the Pittsburgh area be reduced to 48, which means mergers, and even name changes.
Pittsburgh Diocese Panel Proposes Merging 188 Parishes To 48A Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh panel has recommended a merging the current 188 parishes in the six-county diocese into 48.
Bishop Zubik Wants Dreamers To Have A Chance: ‘God Is Always There For The Underdog’Bishops representing the Catholic Church have joined the chorus of those wanting to give Dreamers a chance, urging the faithful to call their senators and congressional representatives to restore DACA.
Bishop Zubik Calls An Uber, Driver Turns Out To Be Old FriendWhen a leg problem stopped him from driving, Roman Catholic Bishop David Zubik started communing with a new world called "Uber."
Bishop Zubik Says He Got Hate Mail For St. Patrick's Day-Lent Meat RulingPittsburgh's Roman Catholic bishop says he got hate mail for allowing church members to eat meat on St. Patrick's Day, which this year fell on a Friday during Lent.
Bishop Zubik: Dan Rooney Was ‘Quintessentially A Pittsburgher & Very Humble'One person who was with Pittsburgh Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney in his final days was the leader of the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese, Bishop David Zubik.
Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese Working To Keep Cemeteries Of Merged Parishes MaintainedThe Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese recently conducted a series of meetings as it considers a new round of consolidations in response to a dwindling number of parishioners.
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.
Bishop Working To Reverse Declining Catholic School EnrollmentPittsburgh is marked by a rich history of vibrant Catholic schools.
Pittsburgh Diocese Addresses Shrinking Numbers, ConsolidationFor the past two decades, St. Albert the Great Catholic church in Baldwin and those in surrounding communities have been losing parishioners and not attracting new ones.
Former Members Of St. Anthony's Church Continue To Fight For ReopeningWhen the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese closed a local church, its former members took their fight to keep it open all the way to the top, and even after a ruling from the Vatican, they're still not ready to give up.
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.