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Shooting victims mourned; faith, civic leaders vow to fight hate, violence

Shooting victims mourned; faith, civic leaders vow to fight hate, violence

| October 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Thousands of people gathered outside and inside the Sailors and Soldiers Memorial Hall of the University of Pittsburgh Oct. 28 at an interfaith service to mourn the victims of the horrific shooting a day earlier at the Tree of Life synagogue.

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USCCB president condemns shooting at synagogue, all ‘acts of hate’

USCCB president condemns shooting at synagogue, all ‘acts of hate’

| Julie Asher | October 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Catholic bishops stand with “our brothers and sisters of the Jewish community,” the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said Oct. 27 after a horrific shooting earlier that day in Pittsburgh at the Tree of Life Synagogue, described as a hub of Jewish life in that city.

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Pope accepts Cardinal Wuerl’s resignation as archbishop of Washington

Pope accepts Cardinal Wuerl’s resignation as archbishop of Washington

| October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Wuerl had been facing pressure to resign after an Aug. 14 grand jury report detailing sexual abuse claims in six Pennsylvania dioceses painted a mixed picture of how he handled some of the cases when he was bishop in Pittsburgh from 1988 until 2006.

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Wuerl: In Pittsburgh, he ‘established strong policies’ on abuse claims

Wuerl: In Pittsburgh, he ‘established strong policies’ on abuse claims

| Julie Asher | August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl said Aug. 14 that during his tenure as bishop of Pittsburgh from 1988 to 2006, he “established strong policies that addressed the needs of abuse survivors, removed priests from ministry and protected the most vulnerable in the community.”

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Pittsburgh bishop says report will be ‘sad, tragic description’ of events

Pittsburgh bishop says report will be ‘sad, tragic description’ of events

| August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Once it is released, a grand jury report on a months-long investigation into abuse claims in six Pennsylvania dioceses covering a 70-year span “will be a sad and tragic description of events that occurred within the church,” Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik said Aug. 4.

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Music teacher: A young Bernard ‘always laughing’

Music teacher: A young Bernard ‘always laughing’

| May 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sister Maureen O’Brien admits that when she learned of Archbishop Bernard Hebda’s appointment to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, she thought, “Oh, no. Poor Bernie.”

“On one level, I’m just so proud of him and grateful for the gifts he brings to the Church,” said Sister Maureen, 72, a Sister of Charity. “And on a personal level, I just feel sad that he’s been uprooted.”

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Blast from the past: Classmate, friend reconnects

Blast from the past: Classmate, friend reconnects

| May 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Tom Ryan has many memories of growing up in Pittsburgh with Bernard Hebda — among them, playing tennis and going on family vacations.

“I always was so jealous that he got a deep, rich tan,” Ryan joked.

But his fondest memories involve sitting around the Hebdas’ kitchen table, visiting with Bernard and his mom, Helen, over Diet Cokes. It was a second home to him.

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Catholic school, sports part of childhood in Pittsburgh

Catholic school, sports part of childhood in Pittsburgh

| May 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda’s parents, Bernard and the late Helen Hebda, were married for seven years before he was born on Sept. 3, 1959, in Pittsburgh. Both having come from devout Catholic families — Polish and Irish, respectively — the couple was excited to have a family of their own, Archbishop Hebda said.

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