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Youth groups heading out on missions

For most high school students, summer means a break from the grind of the academic routine. Summer jobs, family vacation, two-a-day sports practices and spending time with friends quickly fill their s ...

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Conference addresses personal aspect of ministry

LATROBE — At the oldest in the United States and largest Benedictine monastery in the world, more than 275 campus ministers, priests, deacons and laypeople came to St. Vincent College and Archab ...

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Youth groups heading out on missions

For most high school students, summer means a break from the grind of the academic routine. Summer jobs, family vacation, two-a-day sports practices and spending time with friends quickly fill their s ...

Conference addresses personal aspect of ministry

LATROBE — At the oldest in the United States and largest Benedictine monastery in the world, more than 275 campus ministers, priests, deacons and laypeople came to St. Vincent College and Archab ...

Students perform band concert

Photos by Chuck AustinMusic students from St. Agnes School in West Mifflin, St. Rosalia Academy in Pittsburgh’s Greenfield neighborhood and St. Therese of Lisieux School in Munhall perform May 1 ...

Bishop David Zubik

The fireside chat

When I was teaching at Quigley Catholic High School nearly four decades ago, I remember in one of our class discussions, one of my students asked: “If you could have lived at any time in the his ...

Encourage each other

Just as I was putting the finishing touches on this article, I received the news that Jim, my friend of nearly 50 years, more like a brother to me, died. And while his death was expected as a result o ...

Zubik vs. Burwell

It’s something I never expected in my life. Yet here I am, a guy from a small town in Beaver County, Ambridge, and I have a Supreme Court case named after me. It is formally called “Zubik ...

The best of times and the worst of times

Anyone who has played the game of Trivial Pursuit might be faced with identifying the quote: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” For any student of literature, one will ...

I want to apologize

It was Tuesday evening of Holy Week, 2009. Though late in the season, snow was in the air. I had been your bishop a few months shy of two years. A number of people had gathered together at St. Paul Ca ...

Faith

Make Advent a game changer

Advent comes and goes nearly unnoticed. The only thing worth recognition between Halloween and Christmas is Thanksgiving, and even that has started to take a back seat as major stores start “dec ...

Pope advocates family meal time

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A family that chooses to watch TV or play with their smartphones rather than talk at the dinner table is “hardly a family,” Pope Francis said.“When childre ...

10 tips for parents

Archbishop J. Michael Miller of Vancouver offered these 10 tips for parents to pass on the faith:1. Be present to children: A real presence, not a virtual one that involves checking up by phone or tex ...

Father Bober

Humanism has many types, expressions

QUESTION: In a Catholic magazine I just read, there was an article on the “dreadful errors of humanism.” Maybe I just don’t understand what people mean by humanism, but what can be s ...

All parishes are susceptible to change

QUESTION: I often hear talk of rich parishes and poor parishes. Just how is it that some parishes become rich and some get poor?ANSWER: Parishes exist because of a specific community of people. They a ...

What makes up a perfect parish?

QUESTION: A relative was visiting us recently and spoke about her parish as the “perfect parish.” I know our parish is not perfect, but got to wondering what a perfect parish would be like ...

Confession includes reparation for sin

QUESTION: Just how important is the “penance” the priest gives us in confession?ANSWER: An answer to this question might best begin with words from the church’s official rite for thi ...

Put more into preparing for Mass

QUESTION: How can I get more out of going to Mass? I have gone to Mass all my life but somehow I just don’t seem to get out of it what others say they do.ANSWER: Sometimes even the most imp ...

God judges our efforts in word and deed

QUESTION: I did everything possible to raise my children the right way. They went to religious instructions and received all their sacraments. However, today not one of them practices the Catholic fai ...

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What happened to the man who sold some property, and kept some money for himself while pretending that he had turned over the entire amount to the Apostles?

The answer to last week's question is: They sold their fields & houses & gave the money to the Apostles to be distributed according to needs (Ac 4:34-35). Thank you for taking our poll. Come back Monday, June 6 2016, for the answer to this week's question, which is from "The Great Catholic Trivia Challenge" by Claire Mary Smith, published by ST PAULS (www.stpauls.us).

  • He confessed
  • He collapsed
  • He clapped
  • He claimed a profit
  • He called on the Lord

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