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Pittsburgh Diocese Faces Wave of Abuse Litigation

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Twenty-eight people initiated legal actions against the Diocese of Pittsburgh on Thursday, cresting a wave of recent claims filed across the state against Roman Catholic dioceses in advance of Friday’s two-year anniversary of a landmark grand jury report into sexual abuse by priests. Pittsburgh attorney Alan Perer said he was filing Thursday on behalf of […]

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Pittsburgh’s Bishop Zubik Establishes an Exclusively Black Parish

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Bishop David Zubik announced Friday that there will be a new parish in the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, and it’s one that will specifically serve the black Catholic community. Following a listening session Feb. 23, the diocese started plans to develop a personal parish, which serves specific spiritual needs often related to a particular culture […]

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Facing Dire Financial Situation, Pittsburgh Diocese Looks To Make Changes

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The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh is evaluating options to respond to severe financial strains, exacerbated in the last year by the sex abuse crisis, a diocesan official said Wednesday. “The challenges that we’re facing are similar to that of many other churches, I think, throughout the country,” said Msgr. Ronald Lengwin, Vicar for Church Relations […]

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Zubik, Wuerl and Pittsburgh Diocese Face New Lawsuit

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Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Bishop David Zubik and the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese are facing new accusations in the form of a newly-filed lawsuits. The two suits were filed last Friday against all three, according to our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The lawsuits allege that both Wuerl and Zubik knew about the abuse allegations against […]