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Benedictine fund-raising gala set for May 6

The Benedictine Sisters of Pittsburgh will honor the National Religious Retirement Office at the sisters’ spring gala May 6 in the PNC Champions Club Room at Heinz Field.The NRRO has provided fi ...

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Josh Krill was awed by the beauty of St. Paul Cathedral and the large number of people who were in it. But what impressed him most was the feeling he got when the congregation sang the phrase “W ...

Abuse allegation ruled inconclusive

 The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has ruled that an accusation of child sexual abuse against Father John Fitzgerald, 68, of the Diocese of Pittsburgh “has not ...

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Benedictine fund-raising gala set for May 6

The Benedictine Sisters of Pittsburgh will honor the National Religious Retirement Office at the sisters’ spring gala May 6 in the PNC Champions Club Room at Heinz Field.The NRRO has provided fi ...

Abuse allegation ruled inconclusive

 The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has ruled that an accusation of child sexual abuse against Father John Fitzgerald, 68, of the Diocese of Pittsburgh “has not ...

'We promise to pray for you ...'

Josh Krill was awed by the beauty of St. Paul Cathedral and the large number of people who were in it. But what impressed him most was the feeling he got when the congregation sang the phrase “W ...

Bishop David Zubik

Our doors will be open. Our lights will be on.

“Ego te absolvo a peccatis tuis in nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spritus Sancti. Amen.”“I absolve you from your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. ...

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 ...

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

Never too late to have a fruitful Lent

QUESTION: Every Lent, I have the best intentions but never really get off the ground. I guess it’s too late for this year, but what are some concrete, realistic ideas for a fruitful Lent?ANSWER: ...

St. Patrick made his dream a reality

QUESTION: I assume that there really was a St. Patrick, but there are so many myths and legends floating around that I wonder what is true. Besides that, what can a person who lived a thousand ye ...

Take up your cross and follow Jesus

QUESTION: I am a bit confused about the “penance” that we receive in confession. What is the purpose of that?QUESTION: A recent homily informed us that “unless we do penance we peris ...

Carrying a cross is not an option

QUESTION: Do the traditional Lenten fast and abstinence rules still apply? And I wonder how that all got started and what’s its purpose?ANSWER: It is important to distinguish between abstinence ...

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 ...

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Antonio Vivaldi, a Catholic priest from Venice, wrote a famous set of four violin concertos in the Baroque style celebrating what?

The answer to last week's question is: Bach & Handel; they were Lutherans. Come back Monday, April 3, 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).

  • Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
  • Peter, Paul, Mary and Joseph
  • Gold, silver, frankincense and myrrh
  • Spring, summer, fall and winter
  • Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo

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