Pope Francis Arrives In U.S., Faces A Polarized CountryPope Francis arrived Tuesday on the first visit of his life to the United States, bringing his humble manner and his "church of the poor" to a rich and powerful nation polarized over economic inequality, immigration and equal justice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bishop, Local Catholics’ Opinion Mixed On Celibacy, Marriage In PriesthoodWhat 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.
Exorcism Expert A Former Skeptic, Now Trains Priests In ExorcismsSo, exorcism might seem like fiction. But did you know that the Vatican has actually encouraged every Catholic diocese to have a trained exorcist on staff?
Pope Francis Clears John Paul II For SainthoodPope Francis has cleared John Paul II for sainthood, approving a miracle attributed to his intercession.
Local Catholics Celebrate As Pope Francis Is Officially InstalledPope Francis celebrated his installation Mass this morning at the Vatican.
What Does Pope Francis Mean For Future Of Church?What does Pope Francis mean for the future of the church? It's too soon to say, but one expert on the church says the biggest change may be his style.
Native Argentinian Overjoyed By Election Of Pope FrancisMaria Ferreyra, of Point Breeze, expressed her excitement and pleasure over the election of an Argentinian cardinal to be the new head of the Roman Catholic Church.
Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio Elected As New PopeWhite smoke signifying the election of a new pope began billowing out of the Sistene Chapel’s chimney just after 7 p.m. local time.

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