Mass Attendance And Donations Down, But Diocese Relieved It's Not WorseAttendance at local Catholic churches is down after the release of a state grand jury report on sexual abuse, but not as much as you might expect.
Pittsburgh Diocese Moving Forward With Reorganization Despite Grand Jury ReportThe devastating grand jury report detailing allegations of clergy sexual abuse comes at a time when the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese is about to undergo a massive reorganization.
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.
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 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.
Local Parishes Merging, Two Church Buildings ClosingBishop David A. Zubik has announced three mergers involving ten parishes in the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh.