Former Philadelphia Priest Accused Of Sex Abuse Facing New ChargesA former Philadelphia priest once accused of sex abuse is now facing new charges. Robert Brennan, 81, was arrested earlier Thursday and charged with four counts of making false statements to the FBI.
Pa. Dioceses, Including Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese, Setting Up Victim Funds For Sexual Abuse VictimsPennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses are starting to announce details about victim compensation funds they're setting up, nearly three months after a sweeping grand jury report documented decades of child sexual abuse by priests in the state.
Plane Carrying Banner Calls For Bishop Zubik's ResignationA plane was seen flying over the Pittsburgh area Thursday, carrying a banner with a message to Bishop David Zubik, the leader of the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese.
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.
Parishioners Express Betrayal, Confusion During St. James Town Hall Meeting About Grand Jury ReportSt. James Catholic Parish may be the first of many parishes in the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese to host town hall meetings, like the one held Monday evening in Sewickley.
Survivors Network Of Abuse Victims Asks Parishioners To Think Before Donating To ChurchA national network of abuse victims is asking parishioners to think before they contribute to the church in the wake of the devastating grand jury report.
Vatican Responds To Grand Jury Report, Calls Abuse 'Criminal And Morally Reprehensible'The Vatican responded on Thursday to a Pennsylvania grand jury report that detailed decades of sexual abuses by priests and cover-ups by bishops, calling the accusations described in the report "criminal and morally reprehensible."
SNAP Calling For Bishop David Zubik's ResignationPittsburgh Bishop David Zubik is facing calls for his resignation in the wake of a sweeping grand jury report on child sex abuse by Roman Catholic priests.
301 'Predator Priests' Named In Pa. Grand Jury Sex Abuse Report: ‘They Were Raping Little Boys & Girls’The long-awaited state grand jury report into sexual abuse in six Pennsylvania dioceses, including Pittsburgh and Greensburg, has finally been released.
Grand Jury Report: Pa. Catholic Church Leaders Pressured Victims, Cops Over AbuseA soon-to-be-released grand jury report on clergy sex abuse in six Pennsylvania Roman Catholic dioceses says that church leaders in every part of the state "brushed aside" victim complaints to prevent scandals.
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.
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.