• Defying Catholic appeals, Trump moves to end DACA program

    Defying Catholic appeals, Trump moves to end DACA program

    • Sep 5, 2017

    Despite appeals from Catholic leaders across the country, the Trump administration announced today that he would end the DACA program in six months if Congress failed to provide a permanent fix. Established in 2012, DACA provided protection to an estimated 800,000 immigrants who entered the United States as minors and allowed them to continue their education or employment. Catholic leaders have expressed outrage at the decision and pledged solidarity with immigrant communities.

  • Pittsburgh bishop gets hate mail over St. Pat’s meat ruling

    Pittsburgh bishop gets hate mail over St. Pat’s meat ruling

    • May 21, 2017

    Bishop David A. Zubik said he got hate mail over a decision to allow Catholics to eat meat on St. Patrick’s Day, a Friday during Lent, which he took as symptomatic of an excess of anger, feat and hatred in the world. Zubik also said that when Pope Francis meets President Donald Trump, he expects Francis to have the “little people” of the world on his mind.

  • Diocese says government slow to resolve contraception impasse

    Diocese says government slow to resolve contraception impasse

    • Aug 25, 2016

    The Pittsburgh Diocese continues to try to resolve the issues it has with mandated insurance coverage of things which it finds religiously objectionable. The secular media has not focused on this issue much during the 2016 election coverage.