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Public input sought on HHS mandate

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Obama administration is seeking input on ways the government can comply with religious employers’ refusal on moral grounds to cover contraceptives for employees and ...

More photos from WYD in Krakow, Poland

World Youth Day pilgrims from the Diocese of Pittsburgh are getting a chance to be with Bishop David Zubik and Pope Francis at many different venues. Check back here for continuing coverage of WY ...

Bishop David Zubik

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 ...

The fireside chat

When I was teaching at Quigley Catholic High School nearly four decades ago, I remember in one of our class discussions, one of my students asked: “If you could have lived at any time in the his ...

Encourage each other

Just as I was putting the finishing touches on this article, I received the news that Jim, my friend of nearly 50 years, more like a brother to me, died. And while his death was expected as a result o ...

Zubik vs. Burwell

It’s something I never expected in my life. Yet here I am, a guy from a small town in Beaver County, Ambridge, and I have a Supreme Court case named after me. It is formally called “Zubik ...

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 ...

Pope advocates family meal time

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A family that chooses to watch TV or play with their smartphones rather than talk at the dinner table is “hardly a family,” Pope Francis said.“When childre ...

Father Bober

Salvation of souls is parish's top goal

QUESTION: Why do Catholics have to belong to a parish? In other Christian denominations it seems that people can go to church wherever they want?ANSWER: The universal law of the church (in Canon 374) ...

Exercise restraint when using resources

QUESTION: Each day, thousands of animals are harmed or mistreated. They also suffer on farms and are maimed or killed when hunted or trapped. What does the Catholic Church believe and teach about ...

Find Eucharistic food while on vacation

QUESTION: How about attending Sunday Mass on vacation? How serious an obligation is that, and what efforts are we obligated to make to get there?ANSWER: The Ten Commandments remind us that w ...

What the Bible says about racism

QUESTION: While I often hear the Catholic Church speak against racism, I wonder what the Bible actually says about racism. ANSWER: The answer to what the Bible says about racism depends on how careful ...

Catholics see things a certain way

QUESTION: I was once told that there is a uniquely Catholic perspective on things. I have never quite understood what that meant.ANSWER: For some people being Catholic means “having a ...

Use the gifts that really matter

QUESTION: The Gospel story about burying talents has always troubled me. I gave up a very satisfying job for something different because the pay was better. But in terms of what I am doing with my lif ...

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Meaning "without shoes," what word refers to religious orders whose members go barefoot or wear sandals?

The answer to last week's question is: Sanctification. Come back Monday, August 1, 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).

  • Discalced
  • Cloistered
  • Consecrated
  • Reformed
  • Novitiate

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