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Diocesan child protection found in compliance

An independent team of auditors has once again found the Diocese of Pittsburgh fully compliant with all child protection measures mandated by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in the...

Parish evangelizers share ideas at summit

Parish evangelizers share ideas at summit

On Mission for The Church Alive! calls Catholics to reach out to those who have left the church or are far from God, so it’s important that our parishes are friendly, diverse faith...

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Diocesan child protection found in compliance

An independent team of auditors has once again found the Diocese of Pittsburgh fully compliant with all child protection measures mandated by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in the...

Parish evangelizers share ideas at summit

On Mission for The Church Alive! calls Catholics to reach out to those who have left the church or are far from God, so it’s important that our parishes are friendly, diverse faith...

Ex-TV anchor tied to change in 'winds'

Carole Clifford interviewed presidents and numerous other personalities during her life as a television and radio journalist in the 1960s and ‘70s, but it was her association with hurricanes...

Bishop David Zubik

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...

It doesn't get any better than this!

We all love to tell stories. And, when we recount memories of significant world events, we often begin by asking: “Where were you when …?” It’s a great...

'Oh say can you see ...'

Once again, my dear readers, and with your indulgence, I take you back to my childhood days.Every year in the 1950s, we residents of the Beaver County town of Ambridge would come together...

Dan, Henry and Jack

These last several weeks have marked the turn of an era for those of us who live in southwestern Pennsylvania. As part of God’s extraordinary timing, three very successful, three very...

Faith

Father Bober

Archdiocese is a larger diocese

QUESTION: Would you please write something in your column about the difference between bishops and archbishops, between a diocese and an archdiocese? Are they honorary titles or do they...

Deepen prayer by defining it

QUESTION: When we were young, we were told that prayer is “the lifting up of our minds and hearts to God.” Is that still a good definition? ANSWER:...

Receive Communion with reverence

QUESTION: I notice that people come up to holy Communion and make various gestures (e.g. standing, genuflecting, kneeling, sign of the cross, etc.). What are we supposed to...

God speaks to us in many ways

QUESTIONS: On thinking about my future, what can I expect from God? Will God lead us to the right person to marry? Will God make it clear if a person is to be a priest or a nun? Are we...

Music is a sign of God's love for us

QUESTION: I have never understood why the Catholic Church makes such a big deal about singing at Mass. I don’t get the point. Surely they did not sing at the Last Supper. I prefer a...

King David had many human flaws

QUESTION: I am curious about King David in the Old Testament. He did some terrible things and is really not much of a role model. Why then is he shown as so important in the Old and New...

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