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10-year-old in need of multi-organ transplant

10-year-old in need of multi-organ transplant

As a businessman, Carlo Dozzi can be somewhat commanding. You know where he stands. But there is a softer side to him. He isn’t afraid to show emotion when he talks about the little girl who...

Bishops' actions called a 'work in progress'

Bishops' actions called a 'work in progress'

BALTIMORE — The gathering of U.S. bishops June 11-13 in Baltimore was anything but business as usual.“The spring meetings are usually more pastoral, and the November meeting has...

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10-year-old in need of multi-organ transplant

As a businessman, Carlo Dozzi can be somewhat commanding. You know where he stands. But there is a softer side to him. He isn’t afraid to show emotion when he talks about the little girl who...

Parents talk about road to priesthood

It is often said that a man doesn’t make the journey to the priesthood by himself. He has been supported by many people along the way. Friends, teachers and other influences. They all play a...

Bishops' actions called a 'work in progress'

BALTIMORE — The gathering of U.S. bishops June 11-13 in Baltimore was anything but business as usual.“The spring meetings are usually more pastoral, and the November meeting has...

Event to focus on visit to Honduras

The public is invited to a free presentation by Tom Webb on his international, interfaith visit in March to Honduras. The presentation is set for Thursday, June 13, from 7-9 p.m. at One Smithfield...

Bishop David Zubik

'Easter us, O God'

“Resurrexit sicut dixit, alleluia, alleluia! He is risen as he said, alleluia, alleluia!”For all who are Christian, Easter is the event without equal. Easter marks our...

'The problem with you Christians ...'

“The problem with you Christians is that you do not look saved.” These words were written by the 19th-century German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche. Nietzsche was an avowed atheist...

'May I introduce you to ...'

Recently, I had the pleasure of a pastoral visit to one of our parishes, together with our seminarians from St. Paul Seminary. It’s always nice to be able to introduce the seminarians during...

Marching for life

This month of January, in the very middle of this month of January, I am traveling with thousands and thousands of southwestern Pennsylvanians and hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from across our...

The Light is On for You

This Tuesday, Dec. 11, when parishes across the Diocese of Pittsburgh will be open for confession from 6-9 p.m. during “The Light is On for You,” some Catholics will hesitate. Even...

Faith

Father Bober

We respect Jesus in various ways

QUESTION: I firmly believe that respect for the body of Christ has decreased since the completion of the Second Vatican Council. I know not everyone agrees with me, but am I that...

Humanism is centered on people

QUESTION: I was with a group of neighbors and they were talking about religion. Someone asked new neighbors what religion they were. They answered that they were “humanists.” I...

Holy Spirit, instrument of forgiveness

QUESTION: What exactly is the “unforgivable sin” in St. Matthew’s Gospel, and why is it unforgivable? ANSWER: The passage referred to above is...

Church limits marriage within families

QUESTION: Before some of the changes took place in the church, I know that people were not allowed to marry within a certain “degree of kindred.” I remember that such a rule was...

Mortal sin is willful act against God

QUESTION: My question is about God’s justice and fairness. Say that I die with just one mortal sin on my soul, but have lived an otherwise good life. Do I go to hell because of that...

Be open to the influence of God

QUESTION: I have come to the conclusion that my spiritual life is very “ordinary.” I am usually fine with that. But sometimes I hear or read about people who have mystical...

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