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Bishop is leading pilgrimage to England

Bishop is leading pilgrimage to England

Local faithful are invited to join Bishop David Zubik in July 2018 on a Pittsburgh Catholic pilgrimage to England and Scotland.The trip, set for July 3-13, is expected to be a small group...

Cemeteries given new life

Cemeteries given new life

By establishing a nonprofit organization to ensure all parish cemeteries receive loving attention from professional caretakers, the Diocese of Pittsburgh has created the first model of its kind in...

College announces funding campaign

College announces funding campaign

Saint Vincent College leaders announced the public phase of a $100 million comprehensive fundraising campaign Dec. 1 at Heinz Field.“We are committed to making Saint Vincent...

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Bishop is leading pilgrimage to England

Local faithful are invited to join Bishop David Zubik in July 2018 on a Pittsburgh Catholic pilgrimage to England and Scotland.The trip, set for July 3-13, is expected to be a small group...

Cemeteries given new life

By establishing a nonprofit organization to ensure all parish cemeteries receive loving attention from professional caretakers, the Diocese of Pittsburgh has created the first model of its kind in...

Follow the church lights on Dec. 13

Bishop David Zubik has asked all parishes in the Diocese of Pittsburgh to be open for the sacrament of reconciliation on Wednesday Dec. 13, from 6-9 p.m.It’s part of the...

College announces funding campaign

Saint Vincent College leaders announced the public phase of a $100 million comprehensive fundraising campaign Dec. 1 at Heinz Field.“We are committed to making Saint Vincent...

Bishop David Zubik

Turkey to go

Thanksgiving 2017 is all but a memory. The dark meat and white meat; the stuffing and cranberries; the potatoes and pies are a part of that memory, together with the table talk among family and...

The eyes have it

One part of a bishop’s job description that I most enjoy is celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation. In the fall and spring, I’m on the road throughout the six counties of our...

Putting out the welcome mat

One of the realities of my being a bishop is that, when I visit a parish for Mass, the priests and the faithful are intentionally at their best.The church is usually full, the musicians are...

Be a missionary

When I was in grade school, high school and seminary, some of my heroes were the great Catholic missionaries.St. Peter, our first pope, was one of these heroes. He brought the Gospel from...

'My country 'tis of thee ...'

When I was a first-grader, my teacher, Sister Eustelle, tried to give us a well-rounded education in reading, writing, arithmetic and religion. In each of these academic disciplines she helped us...

GroupJesus

Ten years ago, when I was appointed bishop of Pittsburgh, my first decision was to live on the campus of St. Paul Seminary. I hoped that my presence there would encourage more men to explore...

Faith

Father Bober

It's good to be free from sin

QUESTION: Recently I said to my grandchildren that they had better soon make their “Christmas confession.” They responded that there is no such thing. I was always taught that...

Feast honors Mary's sinless existence

QUESTION: From recent conversations with other Catholics, I am not sure I really understand the meaning of the feast of the Immaculate Conception. ANSWER: The...

Focus on Christ during Advent

QUESTION: I really love the season of Advent. It reminds me of the quiet and peace that should characterize this time of year. But all that seems to get swallowed up by the early...

Some still spread anti-Catholicism

QUESTION: A neighbor had occasion to attend a non-denominational church recently. She said that the pastor spoke from the pulpit, saying that Catholics are NOT Christians. Can that really...

Changes in parish Mass schedules are likely

QUESTION: I understand that there will be changes in parish Mass schedules as we move forward with the On Mission initiative. When will this all take place, and what is behind...

There are many reasons for dreams

QUESTION: Among the ways in which God can speak to us, what value should we put on the dreams that we have? ANSWER: God used many different ways to speak to people...

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