About the Rector
Father Kris Stubna was ordained a priest in 1985 and has served at several parishes in the diocese, including Most Blessed Sacrament in Natrona Heights and the former Saint George Parish in the Allentown section of Pittsburgh. In 1989, then Bishop Wuerl appointed Father Stubna as the Director for Catechesis and the Consultant for Secondary School Catechesis. In 1991 he returned to the North American College in Rome where is completed his doctorate degree in Fundamental Theology in 1993. Father Stubna served as Assistant Secretary for Catholic Education for one year and then served as Secretary for Catholic Education from 1994-2012. Father Stubna was appointed rector and pastor of Saint Paul Cathedral Parish by Bishop Zubik and began his duties on July 9, 2012.
Father Stubna is the son of the late Michael and Betty Jane Stubna. He grew up in Robinson Township and attended Holy Trinity School and Montour High School. He graduated from St. Paul Seminary, Pittsburgh and Duquesne University with degrees in philosophy and psychology in 1981 and was sent to the North American College in Rome, Italy for his seminary studies. He earned an S.T.B. and S.T.L. from the Gregorian University as well as his S.T.D. in fundamental theology. Father Stubna has taught at the university level at LaRoche College and Duquesne University. He has served as a spiritual director at St. Vincent Seminary, Latrobe and St. Paul Seminary, Pittsburgh. He has been a speaker and author on a number of subjects including theology, spirituality and Catholic education. He has published a number of books and articles, as well, including The Catholic Vision of Love, What Catholics Believe, A Pocket Catechism for Children, Take Five with St. Ignatius, Take Five with Pope Benedict XVI, and How to Make a Good Confession. He has served on a number of boards including the St. Anthony School Program, DePaul School for Hearing and Speech, The Homeless Children’s Education Fund, Carlow University, and others.