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Italian organist performs with Syrian symphony

AMMAN, Jordan — A famed Italian Catholic cathedral organist is believed to have been the first Western musician to perform in Syria since the start of the civil war nearly six years ago.“I ...

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Auberle receives job training grant

Auberle’s Employment Institute, a multifaceted experiential workforce development program in McKeesport, has received a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to expand one of its certificat ...

Italian organist performs with Syrian symphony

AMMAN, Jordan — A famed Italian Catholic cathedral organist is believed to have been the first Western musician to perform in Syria since the start of the civil war nearly six years ago.“I ...

The envelope, please: 2016's 20 best movies

NEW YORK — The quality of the best Hollywood films was higher in 2016 than in some recent years. But the outstanding movies of the 12 months just past tended to deal with challenging subject mat ...

Bishop David Zubik

It can change your life

On the weekend just before Ash Wednesday, this special issue of the Pittsburgh Catholic is being mailed directly to you. This is a gift from your neighborhood parish.If you aren’t familiar with ...

'Are you unaware ...?'

Let me tell you a story. It’s one I have told you before. But I’m at that point in life that I can tell the old stories again. And it is a good one.This all took place during the early yea ...

'This Is Us'

A new television series this year has gathered a lot of critical notice and pretty good ratings. Called “This Is Us,” the drama on NBC tells the story of a family but in a different way. I ...

For a million years and beyond

It’s Luke, Chapter 2. No matter how many times we hear it, read it, think it, pray it. It is never old. It is, truly, the Greatest Story Ever Told:And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the to ...

'To give thanks'

On Monday, Sept. 18, 1967, I began my college student career as a freshman enrolled in Duquesne University. For anyone who has gone through the college experience, the first day of class is, to say th ...

'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner'

The spring of 1968 was a time of unprecedented disquiet in our country. The beginning of April that year saw the tragic assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., pacifist and civil rights leader. I ...

Faith

Pope offers new beatitudes for saints of a new age

MALMO, Sweden — The saints are blessed because they were faithful and meek and cared for others, Pope Francis said.At the end of an ecumenical trip to Sweden, Pope Francis celebrated the feast o ...

Father Bober

Thoughts to ponder on church etiquette

QUESTION: There are guidelines for acceptable behavior in lots of places and situations. Why not in church? Is there such a thing as “church etiquette?” ANSWER: There certainly a ...

Social teaching rooted in human dignity

QUESTION: In an adult education talk in my parish, the presenter said we should know the social teaching of the Catholic Church. It was more of a passing comment, but it struck me that I was not ...

Psalms inspired by the work of God

QUESTION: I struggle when reading the Book of Psalms. I don’t seem to get much out of them. Can you provide some background that might help?ANSWER: The Catholic Church utilized the psalms as a c ...

Could reincarnation be possible?

QUESTION: I got into a discussion with friends about reincarnation. Where is the Catholic Church on this?ANSWER: The word reincarnation describes a number of theories about the afterlife. On ...

Is the Salvation Army a religion?

QUESTION: In speaking with a new neighbor, we got to talking about religion and in the process she said that her religion was Salvation Army. I was surprised that she considered it a religion since I ...

Liturgy requires cooperative effort

QUESTION: I went to Mass over the recent holidays, and each time I came away disappointed. The priest lacked any sense of joy, and actually seemed bored and even angry. The sermons betrayed those ...

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In the 2nd century, Pope Anicetus decreed that clergy should:

The answer to last week's question is: Diocletian (244-311). His whole name is Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus. Come back Monday, March 6, 2017, 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).

  • Have short hair
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  • Wear sandals
  • Go barefoot
  • Travel on horse

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