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Diocese plans Light Up Night activities Nov. 17

Diocese plans Light Up Night activities Nov. 17

Light Up Night in Downtown Pittsburgh has long signaled the approach of Advent, and this Nov. 17 will mark the fifth year that the Diocese of Pittsburgh will host a Light Up Night booth in Point...

Teens get in touch with homeless

Teens get in touch with homeless

At 10 p.m. on the night before Halloween, “Devil's Night” took on a different meaning for youths from St. Joseph Parish in O'Hara Township. By participating in a “Saints &...

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Diocese plans Light Up Night activities Nov. 17

Light Up Night in Downtown Pittsburgh has long signaled the approach of Advent, and this Nov. 17 will mark the fifth year that the Diocese of Pittsburgh will host a Light Up Night booth in Point...

Teens get in touch with homeless

At 10 p.m. on the night before Halloween, “Devil's Night” took on a different meaning for youths from St. Joseph Parish in O'Hara Township. By participating in a “Saints &...

Bishop David Zubik

Putting out the welcome mat

One of the realities of my being a bishop is that, when I visit a parish for Mass, the priests and the faithful are intentionally at their best.The church is usually full, the musicians are...

Be a missionary

When I was in grade school, high school and seminary, some of my heroes were the great Catholic missionaries.St. Peter, our first pope, was one of these heroes. He brought the Gospel from...

'My country 'tis of thee ...'

When I was a first-grader, my teacher, Sister Eustelle, tried to give us a well-rounded education in reading, writing, arithmetic and religion. In each of these academic disciplines she helped us...

GroupJesus

Ten years ago, when I was appointed bishop of Pittsburgh, my first decision was to live on the campus of St. Paul Seminary. I hoped that my presence there would encourage more men to explore...

It doesn't get any better than this!

We all love to tell stories. And, when we recount memories of significant world events, we often begin by asking: “Where were you when …?” It’s a great...

'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...

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Father Bober

Changes in parish Mass schedules are likely

QUESTION: I understand that there will be changes in parish Mass schedules as we move forward with the On Mission initiative. When will this all take place, and what is behind...

There are many reasons for dreams

QUESTION: Among the ways in which God can speak to us, what value should we put on the dreams that we have? ANSWER: God used many different ways to speak to people...

Infant of Prague is centuries old

QUESTION: Almost every Catholic church used to have a statue of the Infant of Prague. I remember the child holding the globe and the colors of the clothing on the statue would change with...

Small weddings always accepted

QUESTION: I read in a newspaper recently about what the author called “micro-weddings.” Apparently they are very small weddings that avoid all the pomp and expense. Would the...

Confession isn't a counseling session

QUESTION: I went to confession recently and started to ask the priest a question. He stopped me and said, “This isn’t the place for counseling.” Would you please write...

Archdiocese is a larger diocese

QUESTION: Would you please write something in your column about the difference between bishops and archbishops, between a diocese and an archdiocese? Are they honorary titles or do they...

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