Bishop David Zubik en Diocese of Pittsburgh to Honor Saturday as 'Day of Prayer for Peace' <p>Pittsburgh Catholic Bishop Zubik will celebrate mass Saturday to honor Pope Francis’ proclamation of a universal day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria.</p><p>The crisis in Syria has been making headlines ever since an alleged chemical weapons attack on a Damascus suburb. U.S. and U.K. intelligence reports blame the Syrian government led by President Bashar al-Assad for the attack and indicate that more than 1,400 people were killed, including at least 426 children.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 16:50:18 +0000 Patrick Higgins and Tim Camerato 16101 at Four Pittsburgh Diocese Parishes To Merge <p>Saint Monica prayed for her rebellious son, Saint Augustine, to strengthen his faith in the late 4<sup>th</sup> century. Now four parishes in Beaver County want to strengthen their faith community by merging into one — christened Saint Monica.</p><p>Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese Bishop David Zubik has announced that the parishes of Christ the Divine Teacher, Divine Mercy, Saint Philomena and Saint Rose of Lima will consolidate starting July 15.</p><p>Episcopal Vicar Reverend Samuel Esposito said the parishes had been working together since 2007.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 20:17:12 +0000 Jessica Nath 11154 at The Future of the Catholic Church with Bishop Zubik <p><span class="userContent">The Catholic Church is in a state of change. With a new Pope comes a fresh perspective. So what is the potential future for the Roman Catholic Church? What's the future of the church in Pittsburgh? Bishop <strong>David Zubik</strong> of the <a href="">Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh</a> shares his perspective. </span></p><p>What questions do you have about the state of the Catholic Church and its future?</p><p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 21:33:36 +0000 Heather McClain 5056 at The Future of the Catholic Church with Bishop Zubik Bishop Zubik Welcomes New Pope <div class="field-item even"><p>Pittsburghers are quickly reacting to the word that a new pope has been chosen including Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese Bishop David Zubik who said he "prayerfully and joyfully" welcomes Pope&nbsp;Francis&nbsp;I.</p><p>“Our new Holy Father brings with him the experience of a dedicated pastor who has served the Church so well in his many years of ordained ministry,” said Zubik.&nbsp; “That experience – and the rock-steady faith that has guided him – will be his comfort and strength in the challenging&nbsp;days&nbsp;ahead.”</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 21:36:01 +0000 Deanna Garcia 2954 at Bishop Zubik Welcomes New Pope