Catholic Church

Pope Francis blesses the coffin as he celebrates the funeral service of Cardinal Leon Kalenga Badikebele, the Apostolic nuncio in Argentina, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, June 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
June 17, 2019 - 6:38 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican formally opened debate Monday on letting married men be ordained as priests in remote parts of the Amazon where priests are so few that Catholics can go weeks or months without attending a Mass. The call for study on the proposal was contained in the working document...
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Faithful reach out to Pope Francis during an audience with participants of a pilgrimage of the Italian-Albanian diocese of Lungro, in the Pope Paul VI hall, at the Vatican, Saturday, May 25, 2019.
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May 25, 2019 - 1:10 pm
Pope Francis said Saturday that abortion can never be condoned, even when the fetus is gravely sick or likely to die, and urged doctors and priests to support families to carry such pregnancies to term.
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May 09, 2019 - 1:50 pm
Pope Francis issued a groundbreaking new church law Thursday requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-up by their superiors to church authorities, in a new effort to hold the Catholic hierarchy accountable for failing to protect their flocks.
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May 07, 2019 - 4:13 am
Pope Francis arrived Tuesday in North Macedonia for the first-ever papal visit to the Balkan nation, seeking to encourage the recently renamed country to press ahead with efforts to integrate with European institutions.
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April 02, 2019 - 1:31 pm
Pope Francis said in a document released Tuesday that women have "legitimate claims" to seek more equality in the Catholic Church, but he stopped short of endorsing recent calls from his own bishops to give women leadership roles.
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March 26, 2019 - 5:25 am
The founder and all-female editorial board of the Vatican's women's magazine have quit after what they say was a Vatican campaign to discredit them and put them "under the direct control of men," that only increased after they denounced the sexual abuse of nuns by clergy.
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March 14, 2019 - 4:43 pm
The latest allegations of sex abuse in the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese come from a former student at St Bernard elementary school in Mt. Lebanon.
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March 13, 2019 - 3:21 am
The most senior Catholic convicted of child sex abuse was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison for molesting two choirboys in an Australian cathedral in a crime the judge said showed "staggering arrogance."
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February 28, 2019 - 9:43 pm
The Pittsburgh Catholic has a complete listing of parish fish fries throughout the diocese of Pittsburgh. Click here to view the complete list ! VICARIATE 1 ALLISON PARK/GLENSHAW St. Mary of the Assumption, Glenshaw Fridays of Lent, except Good Friday, 4:30-7 p.m., 2510 Middle Road. Menu: choice of...
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February 26, 2019 - 3:04 am
The most senior Catholic cleric ever charged with child sex abuse has been convicted of molesting two choirboys moments after celebrating Mass, dealing a new blow to the Catholic hierarchy's credibility after a year of global revelations of abuse and cover-up.
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