For whatever reason, news from the diocese has been in short supply of late. The most recent news item on the Diocese of Pittsburgh Web site was posted prior to May 19. It announced a May 19 event, but was itself undated. The last issue of “Grace Happens” was sent out on May 31.
I am not in possession of a lot of secret diocesan news, but I do know one thing that we might have expected to be announced by now. Carl Hockenberry, the CPA who has been the diocesan treasurer and director of administration has resigned, apparently to work on his own. As far as I know, this was a personal decision that has nothing to do with the diocese. In light of rumors that the 2014 budget will be a different one, Carl’s departure may not be the best of news.