Religion

Philonise Floyd, center is comforted by the Rev. Al Sharpton, left, and attorney Benjamin Crump, right at a news conference during a public visitation for his brother George Floyd at The Fountain of Praise church in Houston, Monday, June 8, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Associated Press
June 08, 2020 - 7:26 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The last chance for the public to say goodbye to George Floyd drew thousands of mourners Monday to a church in Houston where he grew up, as his death two weeks ago continues to stoke protests in America and beyond over racial injustice, and spurred France to abruptly halt the use of...
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A new ranking of America’s big cities indicates Pittsburgh is not the most livable, but close.
Joe DeStio
Nick Horwat
May 30, 2020 - 10:23 am
The caravan will begin from the four locations at 11:00 a.m.
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A person wearing a protective face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus walks past a shuttered business in Philadelphia, Thursday, April 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Associated Press
April 23, 2020 - 7:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Unemployment in the U.S. is swelling to levels last seen during the Great Depression of the 1930s, with 1 in 6 American workers thrown out of a job by the coronavirus, according to new data released Thursday. In response to the deepening economic crisis, the House passed a nearly $...
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A worshipper prays during the celebrations marking Easter, at the chapel of Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn, in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, April 11, 2020. The church cancelled all worship services but some people came to the chapel to celebrate Easter nearby. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
Associated Press
April 11, 2020 - 9:29 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed Italy's for the highest in the world Saturday, surpassing 20,000, as Chicago and other cities across the Midwest braced for a potential surge in victims and moved to snuff out smoldering hot spots of contagion before they erupt. With...
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Bishop David Zubik
(Photo by Nate Guidry/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)
Nick Horwat
April 04, 2020 - 1:17 pm
They will celebrate Holy Week activities on a live stream
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Bishop David Zubik celebrates the first Rite of Consecration of Virgins Living in the World in the Diocese of Pittsburgh on May 31, 2015 in Gipsonia, Pa.
(Photo by Nate Guidry/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)
Nick Horwat
March 29, 2020 - 10:21 am
The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh has cancelled all upcoming weddings, funerals, confessional, and baptisms until further notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
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Online Church Service
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Amy Mauk
March 25, 2020 - 7:22 pm
Many find solace in religion during uncertain times.
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In this Monday Feb. 24, 2020 photo, released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, the head of Iran's counter-coronavirus task force, Iraj Harirchi, left, speaks at a press briefing with government spokesman Ali Rabiei, in Tehran, Iran. Harirchi, has tested positive for the virus himself, authorities announced Tuesday, amid concerns the outbreak may be far wider than officially acknowledged. The announcement regarding Harirchi came after the news conference seeking to minimize the danger posed by the outbreak. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)
Associated Press
February 25, 2020 - 1:35 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of an Iranian government task force on the coronavirus who had urged the public not to overreact about its spread has tested positive for the illness himself, authorities said Tuesday, as new cases emanating from the country rapidly emerged across the...
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BYU students at a Mormon temple in Salt Lake City
Michael Smith / Staff
Associated Press
February 19, 2020 - 6:18 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Brigham Young University in Utah has revised its strict code of conduct to strip a rule that banned any behavior that reflected “homosexual feelings," which LGBTQ students and their allies felt created an unfair double standard not imposed on heterosexual couples. The...
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