Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh

Religion & Faith
5:01 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese Holds Third Annual Fortnight For Freedom

The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh is holding its third annual Fortnight for Freedom, which promotes religious freedoms for all according to the church. This year the theme is freedom to serve the poor and vulnerable, in accordance with the Catholic teachings.

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Church Closings
2:06 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese Closes One School and Three Buildings

“After extensive analysis and prayer,” the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik has decided to move forward with the closure of four facilities.

He announced Sunday plans to close the Holy Child Catholic Elementary School along with the St. Ignatius, Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Barnabas church buildings.

According to Michael Latusek, superintendent of Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese schools, enrollment for the K-8 school has dwindled over the years.

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Religion & Faith
2:22 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

3 Churches Closing in 2 Pittsburgh-Area Mergers

A 110-year-old church is one of three closing next month as the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh merges two parishes with dwindling membership in the Monongahela River valley.

The historic St. Anthony Church was merged with Transfiguration Church in 2011 to create the new St. Damien of Molokai parish in Monongahela, a depressed former mill town. Both church buildings had remained open as worship sites, however.

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Government & Politics
6:15 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Arguments Continue Over Church, Health Care Law

Lawyers for the federal government and two Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses say a central question in a lawsuit over Affordable Care Act mandates is how to define a "substantial burden" as it relates to religious beliefs.

The oral arguments took place Wednesday in Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh and Erie dioceses object to the new federal health care law and are suing the federal government to seek an exemption.

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Religion
4:33 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Group Wants Further Disclosure of Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse

Frances Samber of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests talks with Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese spokesman the Rev. Ron Lengwin about adding names of priests accused of sexual misconduct on the diocesan website.
Credit Deanna Garcia / 90.5 WESA

Members of the group Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) is taking news about two abuse case settlements to call on the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh to better notify the public when a priest has been accused of sexual misconduct.

The priests in question had both worked in Pittsburgh, though the abuse allegations come from other places they worked.

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