Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese

Bishop Zubik: Decision To Close St. John Vianney Not An Easy OneThe days are numbered for a local Catholic church.
Pittsburgh Diocese Announces Closure Date Of St. John Vianney ChurchOver the weekend, it became official that the Allentown neighborhood will be losing St. John Vianney when the diocese closes the church this spring.
Pope Francis Joins Hundreds Of Thousands For MassPope Francis led hundreds of thousands of the faithful Sunday at the last and biggest event of his joyful, six-day U.S. visit - a Mass on Philadelphia's grandest boulevard - after consoling victims of the church sex abuse scandal and offering words of hope to jail inmates.
Downtown Philadelphia Deserted Ahead Of Pope Francis' VisitDowntown Philadelphia streets are largely deserted a day before Pope Francis' visit.
Pope Speeds Up, Simplifies Process For Marriage AnnulmentsPope Francis radically reformed the Catholic Church's process for annulling marriages Tuesday, allowing for fast-track decisions and removing automatic appeals in a bid to speed up and simplify the procedure.
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."
Diocese Comes Up With Unique Plan To Combat Priest ShortageThe 9 a.m. weekday mass at St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church in Clarksville is sparsely attended.
Catholic Diocese Investigating After Funds Reported Missing At Ambridge ChurchThe Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh is investigating after a local pastor reported missing funds from his parish in Beaver County.
Seton-LaSalle HS Closed Due To Violent ThreatOfficials closed Seton-LaSalle High School in Mt. Lebanon due to a violent threat.
Pittsburgh Diocese Eliminating Fees For Marriage AnnulmentsThe 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.
Priest Who Took Ice Bucket Challenge With Bishop Zubik Dies Of ALSA 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.
Pittsburgh Diocese Offering Packages To See Pope In PhillyIn September, thousands from this area are expected to travel to Philadelphia to attend what some call a once-in-a-lifetime event.

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