Deacon Accused Of Sending 'Teen' Sexually Explicit Messages & Photos Waives HearingA suspended 73-year-old church deacon accused of sending sexually explicit messages and photos to an undercover police officer posing as a 14-year-old boy has waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese Suspends Deacon, Says Child Porn Charges Against Him Are 'Disturbing'A deacon with the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh has been arrested and is facing child pornography charges, accused of trying to contact a minor over the internet.
Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese Calls For More Deacons As Reorganization ApproachesPittsburgh Catholic Diocese Bishop David Zubik is requesting his priests to nominate men in their parishes for a deacon-in-training program.
Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese Offers Healing Mass For Opioid Epidemic VictimsThe Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese offered a special mass of peace and healing for the victims of the opioid epidemic Sunday.
Pittsburgh-Area Catholic Schools Targeted In Burglary IncidentsPolice say in the last few weeks someone has been breaking into Pittsburgh-area Catholic schools.
Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese Opens Its First 'Green' CemeteryThe Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh has just opened its first green burial site, the St. Francis of Assisi green burial section in a quiet meadow behind Holy Savior Catholic Cemetery off Bakerstown Road in Pine and Richland Townships.
Is The Catholic Church Dying? Bishop Zubik Hopes Plan Will Bring Diocese AliveUnder Bishop David Zubik, the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese will undergo a reorganization of parish consolidations.
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.