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Three Capuchin priests ordained

Three Capuchin priests ordained

Three Capuchin Franciscan friars were ordained as priests June 10 at Our Lady of the Angels Parish in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood.Bishop David Zubik was the ordaining...

Priest spends hours with Scalise at hospital

Priest spends hours with Scalise at hospital

NEW ORLEANS — Father Tim Hedrick, parochial vicar of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Metairie, was in Washington continuing his canon law studies when a news alert came across his phone...

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Three Capuchin priests ordained

Three Capuchin Franciscan friars were ordained as priests June 10 at Our Lady of the Angels Parish in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood.Bishop David Zubik was the ordaining...

Church leaders pray for London victims

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Catholic bishops “unequivocally reject” acts of violence such as the attack outside a London mosque and pleaded with all people “to cease from...

Priest spends hours with Scalise at hospital

NEW ORLEANS — Father Tim Hedrick, parochial vicar of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Metairie, was in Washington continuing his canon law studies when a news alert came across his phone...

Bishop David Zubik

'Oh say can you see ...'

Once again, my dear readers, and with your indulgence, I take you back to my childhood days.Every year in the 1950s, we residents of the Beaver County town of Ambridge would come together...

Dan, Henry and Jack

These last several weeks have marked the turn of an era for those of us who live in southwestern Pennsylvania. As part of God’s extraordinary timing, three very successful, three very...

Uber Est!

Without intending to, I have become a user and a fan of the ride-sharing service Uber. It gets me where I need to go, when I need to be there. And it’s also taught me something about...

Easter came early -- real early

If you were to visit the kitchen in my apartment at St. Paul Seminary, you would see lots and lots and lots of memorabilia from the 1950s TV comedy “I Love Lucy.” I love the antics of...

It can change your life

On the weekend just before Ash Wednesday, this special issue of the Pittsburgh Catholic is being mailed directly to you. This is a gift from your neighborhood parish.If you aren’t...

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Father Bober

Knights of Malta are active today

QUESTION: Are the Knights of Malta a historical group, or do they exist today?ANSWER: The Knights of Malta is the shortened form of the official title: The Sovereign...

Scripture has special place in liturgy

QUESTION: I have noticed that when the Gospel is read at Mass there is a lot of emphasis placed on the book and the reading of the Gospel. I guess I always thought that all Scripture...

Why two versions of the Our Father?

QUESTION: When there are mixed groups of Christians, the recitation of the Our Father is always awkward. Why are there different versions of a prayer that is so important to all of...

Ultimately, God decides who gets to heaven

QUESTION: A lot of people (and a lot of TV preachers) believe that anyone who does not believe in Christ cannot get into heaven. Does the Catholic Church teach that?ANSWER:...

Know-Nothings incited fear of Catholics

QUESTION: Is it true that in the United States a major political party nominated a person for president of the United States on a platform of anti-Catholicism?ANSWER: Yes, and...

Questions on marriage in the church

QUESTION: My mother has been divorced from my father for several years. He has remarried but she has not, and has no intention of doing so. However, she has not received Communion since the...

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