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Jesus is calling all to discipleship

From its earliest days, the church has seen Lent as a time for the faithful to remember their baptism.In a new program, Catholics in the Diocese of Pittsburgh are invited prepare their hearts for the ...

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4 parishes join in ChristLife program

Four neighboring parishes have come together to get to know one another, grow in their relationship with Jesus and learn how to share his love.Members of St. Bonaventure, St. Sebastian and St. Teresa ...

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Bishop Burns installed in Dallas

DALLAS — Seeking the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe and vowing to exhaust himself for Jesus Christ by working side by side with his new flock, Bishop Edward Burns was installed as the eig ...

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Jesus is calling all to discipleship

From its earliest days, the church has seen Lent as a time for the faithful to remember their baptism.In a new program, Catholics in the Diocese of Pittsburgh are invited prepare their hearts for the ...

4 parishes join in ChristLife program

Four neighboring parishes have come together to get to know one another, grow in their relationship with Jesus and learn how to share his love.Members of St. Bonaventure, St. Sebastian and St. Teresa ...

Bishop Burns installed in Dallas

DALLAS — Seeking the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe and vowing to exhaust himself for Jesus Christ by working side by side with his new flock, Bishop Edward Burns was installed as the eig ...

Diocese builds partnerships with group leaders

When members of the Secretariat for Leadership Development and Evangelization see the joyful faces of the people they serve, said Holly Joy McIlwain, it ignites their own passion for ministry.“W ...

Bishop David Zubik

'Are you unaware ...?'

Let me tell you a story. It’s one I have told you before. But I’m at that point in life that I can tell the old stories again. And it is a good one.This all took place during the early yea ...

'This Is Us'

A new television series this year has gathered a lot of critical notice and pretty good ratings. Called “This Is Us,” the drama on NBC tells the story of a family but in a different way. I ...

For a million years and beyond

It’s Luke, Chapter 2. No matter how many times we hear it, read it, think it, pray it. It is never old. It is, truly, the Greatest Story Ever Told:And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the to ...

'To give thanks'

On Monday, Sept. 18, 1967, I began my college student career as a freshman enrolled in Duquesne University. For anyone who has gone through the college experience, the first day of class is, to say th ...

'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner'

The spring of 1968 was a time of unprecedented disquiet in our country. The beginning of April that year saw the tragic assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., pacifist and civil rights leader. I ...

'I'm David Zubik and I approve this message'

At the end of the televised political ad for president — usually after ripping apart the opponent — the candidates let us know that they reviewed the content and signed off on it.“I& ...

Faith

Pope offers new beatitudes for saints of a new age

MALMO, Sweden — The saints are blessed because they were faithful and meek and cared for others, Pope Francis said.At the end of an ecumenical trip to Sweden, Pope Francis celebrated the feast o ...

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Social teaching rooted in human dignity

QUESTION: In an adult education talk in my parish, the presenter said we should know the social teaching of the Catholic Church. It was more of a passing comment, but it struck me that I was not ...

Psalms inspired by the work of God

QUESTION: I struggle when reading the Book of Psalms. I don’t seem to get much out of them. Can you provide some background that might help?ANSWER: The Catholic Church utilized the psalms as a c ...

Could reincarnation be possible?

QUESTION: I got into a discussion with friends about reincarnation. Where is the Catholic Church on this?ANSWER: The word reincarnation describes a number of theories about the afterlife. On ...

Is the Salvation Army a religion?

QUESTION: In speaking with a new neighbor, we got to talking about religion and in the process she said that her religion was Salvation Army. I was surprised that she considered it a religion since I ...

Liturgy requires cooperative effort

QUESTION: I went to Mass over the recent holidays, and each time I came away disappointed. The priest lacked any sense of joy, and actually seemed bored and even angry. The sermons betrayed those ...

Eucharist: Prayer of the entire church

QUESTION: Someone told me recently that the rosary is THE prayer of the Catholic Church. I am relatively new to the Catholic faith and was unsure of that. Is there some kind of priority list of p ...

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Under my reign as emperor of the Roman Empire, from 284 to 304 A.D., bishops, priests & deacons were jailed & tortured, Christians massacred, & churches destroyed. I appointed Maximian as my Augustus, or co-emperor in 286 A.D. Who am I?

The answer to last week's question is: Crucifixion; legend has it that Peter was crucified upside down. Come back Monday, February 20, 2017, 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).

  • Diocletian
  • King Herod
  • Pontius Pilate
  • Nero
  • Augustus Caesar

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