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Performer mixes comedy with faith

Performer mixes comedy with faith

A world-renowned face in comedy is making an appearance in Pittsburgh Friday, June 21. Catholic comedian Jeremy McClellan is doing a show at Holy Trinity Parish in Robinson Township from 7:30-9:30...


Groupings staying connected to seniors

They grew up during the Depression and World War II, raising their children in the faith and sacrificing to support their parish. Many are now homebound, but they are not...

Film tells painful tale of 2015 church attack

NEW YORK — On June 17, 2015, a security camera captured the image of Dylann Roof walking into the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. He proceeded to...

Performer mixes comedy with faith

A world-renowned face in comedy is making an appearance in Pittsburgh Friday, June 21. Catholic comedian Jeremy McClellan is doing a show at Holy Trinity Parish in Robinson Township from 7:30-9:30...

Suit filed over rape allegation

A parishioner from St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Perrysville recently filed suit against the Diocese of Pittsburgh, saying that she had been raped in December 2016 by Father Cyprian Duru, a...

Pope beatifies martyred bishops in Romania

BLAJ, Romania — The memory and witness of Romania’s martyred bishops are a reminder that Christians are called to stand firm against ideologies that seek to stifle and suppress their...

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...


Father Bober

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...

Liturgical celebrations honor Mary

QUESTION: Just how many feast days does the Blessed Virgin Mary have in the Catholic Church?ANSWER: The Catholic Church’s liturgical calendar has changed over the...

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