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Young adults advise bishop

Bishop David Zubik asked young adults to give their honest feedback. They did just that.About 100 of them gathered Jan. 5 at St. Paul Seminary in Crafton to offer input on the planning initiative On M ...

New corporation to operate 116 parish cemeteries

Bishop David Zubik recently announced the establishment of a new nonprofit corporation to oversee the administration and operation of all 116 cemeteries associated with 78 parishes in the Diocese of P ...

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Young adults advise bishop

Bishop David Zubik asked young adults to give their honest feedback. They did just that.About 100 of them gathered Jan. 5 at St. Paul Seminary in Crafton to offer input on the planning initiative On M ...

New corporation to operate 116 parish cemeteries

Bishop David Zubik recently announced the establishment of a new nonprofit corporation to oversee the administration and operation of all 116 cemeteries associated with 78 parishes in the Diocese of P ...

Program meets needs of divorced, separated

There are two groups of people who particularly need the support of the church, said Deacon Ralph Bachner. People who have lost a loved one to death and those who are struggling with separation and di ...

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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& ...

I'm telling you how to vote

The headline’s right. I’m going to tell you how to vote. Right here. Right now.Just a few comments first.Since 1956, I have been a “junkie” of presidential elections. That summ ...

A love without limits

Here’s the news, though it really isn’t news to anyone paying attention. Together we are a mission church right here in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. We mission to each other. We mission to o ...

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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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 ...

Church encourages respect for the dead

QUESTION: I read the most recent church document on care for cremated remains and noted that they were to be buried or placed in a mausoleum. There was also a strong objection to people keeping t ...

The mercy of God is infinite

QUESTION: I sometimes feel that the Catholic Church is more about guilt than forgiveness. I am not sure where that comes from, but I know that it is very limiting and destructive. Is that a true estim ...

Symbols convey very real feelings

QUESTION: Sometimes I get the feeling that Christmas is so filled with signs and symbols that it is hard to find the real substance of this holiday. How can the church help?ANSWER: Providing an answer ...

Confession is about one's own sins

QUESTION: It strikes me that some people are in the confessional for a very long time and others are in and out. Why is that? I ask only because I wonder if I might be doing it wrong.ANSWER: Ther ...

Church awaits those seeking Christ

QUESTION: When someone says that they want “to come back to the Catholic Church,” how does that happen?ANSWER: How a person returns to the practice of the Catholic faith usually depends on ...

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Who decided to give the name "America" to the New World?

The answer to last week's question is: North & South America were named in honor of Amerigo Vespucci (1454-1512), an Italian navigator. Come back Monday, January 23, 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).

  • A German cartographer
  • An Italian navigator
  • An Asian astronomer
  • A Spanish linguist
  • An English buccaneer

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