- Jan 18, 2020
A Pennsylvania judge has ruled that parents of children in the Catholic Church and survivors of sexual abuse by clergy members can move forward with a lawsuit against the Diocese of Pittsburgh alleging that it has not fulfilled its obligations under state law to report child sexual abusers.
The Roman Catholic diocese of Pittsburgh has announced plans to merge more than two dozen parishes into eight new parishes next year.
A judge has denied a request by the Diocese of Pittsburgh to use an $8 million-plus fund for needy children to help compensate victims of sexual abuse by priests.
A Catholic church in a Pittsburgh suburb has canceled its annual festival after an anonymous letter raised safety concerns.
For U.S. charities affiliated with the Catholic Church, the past year has tested the resilience of their fundraisers and the loyalty of their donors in unprecedented fashion. Even as many donors reacted in dismay to the Church’s extensive sex-abuse scandals, the charities faced new challenges trying to address the immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Pittsburgh Bishop David A. Zubik has released a five-point action plan in his pastoral letter, “The Church Healing,” responding to what he heard from Catholics and non-Catholics in the diocese during listening sessions.