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From 1992: 17,000 celebrate 25th anniversary

From 1992: 17,000 celebrate 25th anniversary

The following story appeared in the June 12, 1992, issue of the Pittsburgh Catholic.Filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, charismatics celebrated the 25th anniversary of their...


From 1992: 17,000 celebrate 25th anniversary

The following story appeared in the June 12, 1992, issue of the Pittsburgh Catholic.Filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, charismatics celebrated the 25th anniversary of their...

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...


Father Bober

Vatican Council I was cut short by war

QUESTION: We hear so much about Vatican II. Was there a Vatican I, and were there other councils before that?ANSWER: The First Vatican Council (Vatican I) is, in fact,...

Pope is the source of Catholic unity

QUESTION: I have always wondered about the origin of all the different rites in the Catholic Church. Would you please explain something about them?ANSWER: The term...

Church teachings founded on truth

QUESTION: Is it true that there was a time when the Catholic Church maintained a list of books that Catholics were forbidden to read?ANSWER: From its earliest days,...

The church respects secular authority

QUESTION: I have always wondered about the Catholic Church’s view of secular government in general. Are we supposed to be for it, against it or neutral? In some countries the...

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...

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