Pope Francis Reverses Benedict Decision, Reimposes Restrictions On Latin MassPope Francis cracked down Friday on the spread of the old Latin Mass, reversing one of Pope Benedict XVI’s signature decisions in a major challenge to traditionalist Catholics who immediately decried it as an attack on them and the ancient liturgy.
Pope Francis' Sunday Prayer To Be Livestreamed Due To Coronavirus FearsLocal religious traditions were upended last week due to efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus, and now international measures are being taken as well.
Diocese: Independent Review Board Finds Allegations Against 4 Priests To Be CredibleAn Independent Review Board has determined that sexual abuse allegations against four priests are credible, the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh says.
New Bishop Appointed For West Virginia Diocese Hit By ScandalPope Francis named Baltimore Auxiliary Bishop Mark Brennan to lead the Wheeling-Charleston diocese in West Virginia on Tuesday following a scandal over the former bishop's sexual harassment of adults and lavish spending of church money.
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."
Vatican Issues Revised Guidelines, Instructions Regarding CremationIn a big announcement, the Vatican has revised instructions and some of the guidelines regarding Catholics and cremation.
Former Members Of St. Anthony's Church Continue To Fight For ReopeningWhen the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese closed a local church, its former members took their fight to keep it open all the way to the top, and even after a ruling from the Vatican, they're still not ready to give up.
Effort To Make Roberto Clemente A Saint Gets Papal Show Of SupportA movement to have Pittsburgh Pirates’ legend Roberto Clemente canonized as a saint has gotten a show of support from The Vatican.
Polish Hill Church Marking Historic Canonization By Enshrining RelicImmaculate 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.
Pittsburgher Designed Chapel Where Pope Francis Holds Daily MassesIt may seem like things are back to normal at the Vatican following the election of a new pope of the Catholic Church, but inside the walls heading into the Easter holiday, it is far from normal.
Local Catholics Celebrate As Pope Francis Is Officially InstalledPope Francis celebrated his installation Mass this morning at the Vatican.
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.
Black Smoke Again, New Pope Not Yet ElectedBlack smoke again billowed from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel on Wednesday, meaning that Catholic cardinals hadn't elected a pope on their second or third rounds of balloting.
Cardinals Fail To Select Pope In First VoteIt is the first day Cardinals of the Catholic Church can elect a new pope. While a pope could be elected on the first ballot, most believe that is highly unlikely.
Pope Benedict XVI Offers Final Blessings At Emotional SendoffPope Benedict XVI offered his final blessing today. He thanked the crowd for their friendship and affection, telling them that he is starting the last part of his pilgrimage on this Earth.