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Cardinal O'Malley to receive award

Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston will receive the 2016 Spirit of St. Anthony Award at the St. Anthony School Programs Annual Dinner and Auction Oct. 21 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center ...

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Prayers for Duquesne University's new president

Bishop David Zubik holds the Book of the Gospels over Ken Gormley, who was inaugurated as the 13th president of Duquesne University Sept. 22. A Mass in the university’s chapel preceded other eve ...

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Prayers for Duquesne University's new president

Bishop David Zubik holds the Book of the Gospels over Ken Gormley, who was inaugurated as the 13th president of Duquesne University Sept. 22. A Mass in the university’s chapel preceded other eve ...

Cardinal O'Malley to receive award

Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston will receive the 2016 Spirit of St. Anthony Award at the St. Anthony School Programs Annual Dinner and Auction Oct. 21 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center ...

Speaker: Pope Francis 'IS the new evangelization'

WHEELING, W.Va. — Pope Francis is reaching people whose hearts and minds had been closed to the church because he demonstrates the humility and mercy of Jesus, Father Thomas Rosica told the prie ...

Pope: Anyone who repents can be saved

VATICAN CITY — The church is not just for people who are good, who think they’re good or pretend to be good, it is for everyone, especially the bad because the church is mercy, Pope Franci ...

Bishop David Zubik

Beyond 'The Boss'

The day that I was working on this “Bridging the Gap” article, I had a conversation with Father Nick Vaskov, our new diocesan executive director of communications. He shared with me that t ...

So, if I could ...

If we were brought up Catholic, we have the memory of at least one person — outside of family — who taught us the faith. Maybe that person drilled us in the catechism questions and answers ...

Our task for Labor Day

I was raised in a world of work. I was raised by parents and grandparents who had experienced the Great Depression. I learned to embrace work as an honorable, intimate part of who I am.In the Ambridge ...

Do-Don't

It’s amazing to me how, oftentimes unexpectedly, we get the nudge to travel down memory lane. And as I go deeper into my senior years, those journeys become more frequent.For most of our student ...

Footnotes

The following are excerpts from Bishop Zubik’s July 4 homily for the closing Mass of the Fortnight for Freedom at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, ...

I feel with them

Many moons ago, when I taught seniors at Quigley Catholic High School in Baden, I developed a course titled “Christian Lifestyles.” It was a one-semester required course for those students ...

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 ...

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A life of faith: The choice is yours

QUESTION: My son is a senior in high school and will be making a final decision about college very soon. My husband and I want a Catholic college for him, but he prefers a state school. What do you th ...

Holy Spirit will guide us through change

QUESTION: As I read things about On Mission for The Church Alive!, I think about the changes that will likely be occurring in parishes in the next several years. I wonder what is going to keep us ...

Numerous reasons for priest shortage

QUESTION: In the material I have been reading in my parish bulletin I am told that there is a priest shortage in the United States. But nowhere do I read why that shortage exists. Is there a clea ...

Should ex-Catholics play a sacramental role?

QUESTION: My daughter would like to have her aunt as a sponsor for confirmation. The problem is that her aunt, although raised as a Catholic, now attends a large non-denominational church near her hom ...

Our personal rights are not absolute

QUESTION: What point is St. Paul making in his First Letter to the Corinthians when he says, “But make sure that this liberty of yours in no way becomes a stumbling block to the weak” (1 C ...

Helpful tips for Bible study groups

QUESTION: Our parish is considering starting a Bible study group. What are things to be considered, included and avoided? ANSWER: If a Catholic parish sponsors a Bible study group, it should ...

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What was the first Christian worship service held in the continental United States?

The answer to last week's question is: George Calvert (1580-1632). Come back Monday, October 3, 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).

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