Pope Francis I http://wesa.fm en A Year in Review with Bishop Zubik and Local Members of the Catholic Church http://wesa.fm/post/year-review-bishop-zubik-and-local-members-catholic-church <p>It has been a year since Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik<a href="http://wesa.fm/post/future-catholic-church-bishop-zubik"> discussed the state of the Catholic Church</a> with Essential Pittsburgh. In that time, Pope Francis has celebrated his one year anniversary.</p><p>When Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio took the name Francis, the Sisters of <a href="http://www.osfprov.org/">St. Francis of the Providence of God in Whitehall</a> expressed their hopes and expectations of the new pontiff. This year Sister Margaret “Peg” Markey and Sister Nancy Langhart reflected on the last year of Vatican leadership.</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:09:06 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 27660 at http://wesa.fm A Year in Review with Bishop Zubik and Local Members of the Catholic Church Bishop Zubik Finds Pope Francis' Leadership Refreshing & Positive http://wesa.fm/post/bishop-zubik-finds-pope-francis-leadership-refreshing-positive <p>Homosexuality has historically been a highly controversial subject throughout the Roman Catholic Church. But recent comments from Pope Francis may change the way the Church approaches the topic.</p><p>Earlier this week, Pope Francis <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/30/world/europe/pope-francis-gay-priests.html?pagewanted=all&amp;_r=0">said to reporters</a>, “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord, and has good will, who am I to judge?”&nbsp; A statement, deemed by some as “revolutionary.”</p><p>Many say that statement highlights the compassionate nature of the new Pope and paves the path for possible internal changes in the Church. The Most Reverend David Zubik, Bishop of the <a href="http://diopitt.org/departments-offices/office-diocesan-bishop">Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh</a> is enthusiastic about the new Pope’s leadership technique and finds that those in the region are equally excited.</p><p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 22:22:40 +0000 Katherine Blackley 14209 at http://wesa.fm Bishop Zubik Finds Pope Francis' Leadership Refreshing & Positive Choosing a New Pope http://wesa.fm/post/choosing-new-pope <p>It was white smoke and a new Pope Tuesday evening. The Pittsburgh Tribune Review Middle East correspondent, <a href="http://triblive.com/usworld/betsyhiel/"><strong>Betsy Hiel</strong></a> has been covering the historic event from Vatican City. She talks about reactions in Rome to the selection of Pope Francis.</p><p>And Pope Francis decided to adopt the name of the patron saint of the environment and animals--St Francis of Assisi. Catholic nuns who have devoted their lives to living in the way of St Francis were over the moon when the announcement was made. Our content partners at the <strong><a href="http://www.alleghenyfront.org/">Allegheny Front</a></strong> talked with the Sisters of <a href="http://www.osfprov.org/">St Francis of the Providence of God Convent </a>in the White Hall section of Pittsburgh about the 12th century saint.</p><p>Then, Protocol and ceremony are always part of the selection of a new Pope. So what goes on behind the scenes in the Conclave? What went into the selection of Pope Francis, the first Latin American Pope? What's next for him? Duquesne University Law Professor and Canon Law Scholar, <a href="http://www.duq.edu/academics/faculty/nicholas-cafardi"><strong>Nicholas Cafardi</strong></a>&nbsp; talks about the conclave and the papacy. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Heather McClain 2965 at http://wesa.fm Choosing a New Pope Bishop Zubik Welcomes New Pope http://wesa.fm/post/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 http://wesa.fm Bishop Zubik Welcomes New Pope