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A September 2015 gathering of the Association of Pittsburgh Priests. Credit: APP via Facebook.

Pittsburgh group calls for same-sex blessings 

Jun 17, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A Catholic organization based in Pittsburgh has called on Bishop David Zubik to reject a March note from the Congregation... Read more

Dioceses begin easing masking, social distancing restrictions 

May 17, 2021

Some Catholic dioceses have begun updating their COVID protocols for public Masses, as federal public health officials have introduced new... Read more

St. Paul's Catherdral, Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh diocese announces mergers for four Catholic schools

Feb 15, 2021

Four Catholic elementary schools will merge to form two schools for the school year beginning in fall 2021, the Diocese... Read more

St. Paul's Cathedral, Pittsburgh.

Diocese of Pittsburgh announces its third round of parish mergers

Nov 30, 2020

The Diocese of Pittsburgh has announced that it will initiate its third round of parish mergers early next year, reducing... Read more

Bishop-elect David J. Bonnar of the Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio. Courtesy photo.

Ex-chaplain to Pittsburgh Steelers named bishop of Youngstown, Ohio

Nov 17, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Tuesday named Pittsburgh priest Fr. David J. Bonnar the next bishop of Youngstown, Ohio.  Read more

Adapting to coronavirus, Pittsburgh diocese allows early Christmas Vigil Masses

Nov 2, 2020

Citing the need for more chances to go to Mass to celebrate the birth of Christ, Christmas Vigil Masses in... Read more

170 years after pandemic, Pittsburgh Catholics continue cholera Mass tradition 

Aug 19, 2020

By Perry West

For more than 170 years, Pittsburgh Catholics have observed a day of thanksgiving for their parish’s deliverance from a cholera... Read more

The Church of St. Benedict the Moor in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Pittsburgh diocese to open personal parish to serve black Catholics

Jun 22, 2020

Black Catholics in Pittsburgh will have a personal parish to respond to their specific needs, Bishop David Zubik has said... Read more

St. Paul's Cathedral, Pittsburgh.

Diocese of Pittsburgh announces next round of parish mergers

May 28, 2020

This summer, the Diocese of Pittsburgh will initiate another round of mergers, bringing its current 152 parishes down to 106.... Read more

Sign outside Pittsburgh's Cathedral of St. Paul.

Dioceses announce staff cuts, but federal aid could help

Mar 30, 2020

By Matt Hadro

As Catholic dioceses and parishes begin to cut staff during the coronavirus pandemic, they could be eligible for unprecedented federal... Read more

Downtown Pittsburgh and the Duquesne Incline from Mt. Washington.

Pittsburgh procession will ask for divine protection from coronavirus

Mar 17, 2020

By Perry West

Fr. Nick Vaskov wanted to do something. He wanted to invoke God’s protection against the pandemic of the coronavirus, and... Read more

Prosecutors appeal dismissal of Pittsburgh priest's conviction for sex abuse

Mar 17, 2020

Allegheny County prosecutors are appealing a judge's decision to vacate the conviction of Fr. Hugh Lang, who is accused of... Read more

Saint Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Pittsburgh diocese announces next round of parish mergers

Dec 16, 2019

The Diocese of Pittsburgh has announced that next month 26 existing parishes will be merged into eight new parishes as... Read more

Downtown Pittsburgh and the Duquesne Incline from Mt. Washington.

Pittsburgh parish cancels festival after security warning

Aug 13, 2019

A Pennsylvania parish has cancelled a scheduled festival in response to a security threat received by the Diocese of Pittsburgh.  Read more

The Cathedral of Saint Paul in Pittsburgh.

Facing dire financial situation, Pittsburgh diocese looks to make changes

Jul 17, 2019

The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh is evaluating options to respond to severe financial strains, exacerbated in the last year by... Read more

How the Pittsburgh diocese is tackling addiction

Jul 6, 2019

By Perry West

The Diocese of Pittsburgh has launched a new addiction ministry to bring rehabilitation to addicts and families through a holistic... Read more

St. Paul's Cathedral, Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh diocese announces first wave of parish mergers

May 20, 2019

The Diocese of Pittsburgh has announced the first results of a sweeping reorganization of its parishes, creating five new parishes... Read more

Police line. Caution tape.

After synagogue shooting, Bishop Zubik pleads for prayer, end to anti-Jewish bigotry

Oct 27, 2018

“May God free us from fear and hatred, and sow peace in our lives, our communities, and in the world,”... Read more

St. Paul's Catherdral, Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Diocese begins years-long parish consolidation process

Oct 15, 2018

An interim Mass and confession schedule went into effect Oct. 15 in the Diocese of Pittsburgh as the six-county diocese... Read more

Pittsburgh bishop announces Year of Repentance

Sep 12, 2018

In the wake of recent sex abuse scandals, Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh has announced a Year of Repentance in... Read more