Founded in 1844 by the first bishop of Pittsburgh, The Pittsburgh Catholic was published until the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020. It was the oldest Catholic newspaper in continuous publication in the United States. The news operation resumed, online only, in September 2020.
The Pittsburgh Catholic is the official source for Catholic news from the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Its mission is to encourage and enable people to deepen their relationship with Christ through sharing stories and teachings of our Catholic faith. As an instrument for evangelization, The Pittsburgh Catholic strives to be a trusted, authentic voice for Catholic information, education and inspiration that showcases the Church, Alive! It also serves as a channel for the diocesan bishop to communicate his vision for the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Through reporting impactful local, national and international news of the Catholic Church, readers gain a better understanding of the mission of the Church in today’s world. Stories, features and columns help people to learn, love and live Jesus.