At a Crossroads
"At a Crossroads" is a collaborative partnership between the Observer-Reporter and the Herald-Standard to explore the state of the Catholic Church. We will investigate the current Catholic population, schools and the future of the organization. The first installment launches on Sept. 22. Following parts release subsequent months.
The doors of Mount Olivet Baptist Church in Uniontown's East End were open on Thanksgiving as community members poured in for dinner and to shop for free at pop-up shops.
As the number of practicing Catholics declines in the two dioceses, so does the number of students enrolled in the schools they operate.
Facing decades of declining enrollment, the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Greensburg and Pittsburgh find themselves trying to stem the tide to ensure thousands of remaining students receive a quality Catholic education.
The Catholic Dioceses have seen a decline in both parishioners and priests in the past few decades and are looking at different ways to bring more people back.
More than a year after the most recent sexual abuse scandal involving young people and priests, a growing number of Catholics are questioning their commitment to the church.