Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese

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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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Abuse Allegations Prompts Diocese To Send Letter To North Catholic Alumni

The doors to Bishop Donald Wuerl High School are slated to close at the end of this school year, but there is a cloud hanging over the former North Catholic High School.

05/06/2014

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Parishioners Searching For Answers After Priest Is Asked To Resign

His name is Miraslov Stalmaschek, but his parishioners at St. Barbara’s in Bridgeville affectionately call him Fr. Miro. So when the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese asked for his resignation last week many were heartbroken.

05/01/2014

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Parishioners, Priest Have Heated Exchange Over Church Closure

A group of parishioners staged a sit-in Saturday to protest the closure of their church.

04/28/2014

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Parishioners Barricaded, Refusing To Leave Monongahela Church

The final Mass was held Saturday afternoon at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Monongahela.

04/26/2014

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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

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Bishop Zubik Heading To Rome For Canonization Of 2 Popes

The Catholic Church is set to canonize Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II this Sunday.

04/24/2014

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NCEA Convention Draws Cardinal Wuerl, Thousands Of Educators To Town

The National Catholic Educational Association Convention and Expo is expected to draw thousands of Catholic educators from across the county to Pittsburgh.

04/22/2014

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Clergyman Charged In Australia Faces “Credible” Allegations From Time At North Catholic HS

The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh says a clergyman awaiting trial on charges he molested four students 30 years ago at a school in Australia is the subject of a “credible” allegation of abuse from when he taught at the city’s North Catholic High School.

04/03/2014

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St. Anthony’s Church In Monongahela Closing

Declining numbers has claimed another Catholic church in our area.

03/22/2014

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1 Killed After Car Pinned Under School Bus In Gibsonia

Police were on the scene of a crash where a school bus drove over a car, smashing it and killing the driver.

03/14/2014

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Catholics Reflect Lack Of Knowledge, Differences In Survey

At the behest of Pope Francis, the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese embraced the chance to survey Catholic families on challenges faced in today’s more liberal American culture.

02/28/2014

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Demonic Possession: Real Or Mental Illness?

Is demonic possession real or the manifestation of mental illness?

02/12/2014

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Supreme Court Justice Stays Implementation Of Controversial Obamacare Provision

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor has temporarily blocked a controversial part of Obamacare that affects the availability of contraceptives to women who work for Catholic-affiliated institutions.

01/01/2014

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