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Faithful excited for Newman's canonization

Faithful excited for Newman's canonization

Blessed John Henry Newman is highly regarded because of the depth of his thoughts and the way he was able to bring an ancient church with tradition into conversation with the modern world...

Seeking Christ's holy face

Seeking Christ's holy face

MANOPPELLO, Italy — At the Shrine of the Holy Face in Manoppello, visitors see a transparent cloth encased between two glass panes within an ornate silver frame above the sanctuary’s...

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Faithful excited for Newman's canonization

Blessed John Henry Newman is highly regarded because of the depth of his thoughts and the way he was able to bring an ancient church with tradition into conversation with the modern world...

Seeking Christ's holy face

MANOPPELLO, Italy — At the Shrine of the Holy Face in Manoppello, visitors see a transparent cloth encased between two glass panes within an ornate silver frame above the sanctuary’s...

Bishop David Zubik

'May I introduce you to ...'

Recently, I had the pleasure of a pastoral visit to one of our parishes, together with our seminarians from St. Paul Seminary. It’s always nice to be able to introduce the seminarians during...

Marching for life

This month of January, in the very middle of this month of January, I am traveling with thousands and thousands of southwestern Pennsylvanians and hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from across our...

The Light is On for You

This Tuesday, Dec. 11, when parishes across the Diocese of Pittsburgh will be open for confession from 6-9 p.m. during “The Light is On for You,” some Catholics will hesitate. Even...

"Where were you when ..."

There are those singular moments in our lives when we can remember where we were when some extraordinary event happened either in our lives or in the life of the world.Tenderly, husbands...

The best of times, the worst of times

It’s that famous Charles Dickens’ opening line to “A Tale of Two Cities,” his novel of the French Revolution: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...

Love is contagious

Would you be surprised to know that there are only two American-born men who have been formally beatified? They were beatified within weeks of each other last year by Pope Francis.One is...

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Father Bober

Church can deny Christian burial

QUESTION: I have heard there was a time when the church would not permit a funeral Mass for someone who took their own life. Is that true?QUESTION: Does the Catholic Church...

Altar, tabernacle deserve reverence

QUESTION: Isn’t the tabernacle the most important thing in any Catholic church? ANSWER: The answer to this question is not as simple as it seems, and it...

Church teaches wider vision of sacraments

QUESTION: I am an old Catholic, and I think that my grandchildren have some odd ideas about the sacraments. What is wrong with what we learned (that sacraments are “outward signs...

Penance is part of expected renewal

QUESTION: When we say the Act of Contrition, we promise to “do penance,” yet those few prayers that the priest assigns seem inadequate to make up for the sins that have been...

Welcoming vs. reverence at Mass

QUESTION: I go to Mass each weekend, but never really feel welcome. I feel that most Catholics do not make any effort to welcome people at Mass. I wonder if other people feel that way and...

Evil should not be a barrier to faith

QUESTION: My husband has not been to Mass since the Grand Jury Report was made public last summer. Not even Christmas would bring him around. I am not sure what to...

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