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On the trail of Polish peacemaker

As a peace and justice advocate, Judith Kelly was drawn to the story of Father Jerzy Popieluszko. The priest preached nonviolence amid harassment and threats during the Solidarity freedom movement in ...

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Next few months crucial in Iraq

WASHINGTON — The next few months will determine whether Iraqi Christians can return to their homes in areas where Islamic State had been routed, according to Msgr. John Kozar, international pres ...

'New' St. Pio relics to be displayed at cathedral

A different set of Padre Pio relics is now scheduled to be displayed May 9 at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood.The originally selected items associated with 20th-century m ...

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On the trail of Polish peacemaker

As a peace and justice advocate, Judith Kelly was drawn to the story of Father Jerzy Popieluszko. The priest preached nonviolence amid harassment and threats during the Solidarity freedom movement in ...

Next few months crucial in Iraq

WASHINGTON — The next few months will determine whether Iraqi Christians can return to their homes in areas where Islamic State had been routed, according to Msgr. John Kozar, international pres ...

'New' St. Pio relics to be displayed at cathedral

A different set of Padre Pio relics is now scheduled to be displayed May 9 at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood.The originally selected items associated with 20th-century m ...

Knights of Malta asked to elect temporary leader

VATICAN CITY — Members of the Knights of Malta about to elect a new permanent leader were asked instead to consider electing a lieutenant who would temporarily take the reins of the order.  ...

Bishop David Zubik

Easter came early -- real early

If you were to visit the kitchen in my apartment at St. Paul Seminary, you would see lots and lots and lots of memorabilia from the 1950s TV comedy “I Love Lucy.” I love the antics of Lucy ...

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 ...

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

Catholic funeral rite can be denied

QUESTION: I have heard that there was a time when a pastor could deny a person a church funeral. Is that so, and did it change?ANSWER: In the past, Christian burial could be denied to certain individu ...

TV networks are motivated by profit

QUESTION: I wonder if I am the only one who finds television to be increasingly vulgar and worthless. I also wonder why the Catholic Church doesn’t do more to oppose this trend.ANSWER: The Ameri ...

Good Friday has brought good to us

QUESTION: I have always wondered why the Catholic Church does not celebrate Mass on Good Friday. ANSWER: Not celebrating the Eucharist on Good Friday is an extremely ancient custom, whi ...

Holy Week liturgies are special

QUESTION: I always thought that Good Friday was a holy day of obligation. But now I find out that this is not the case. Is that true, and why isn’t it?QUESTION: I have never attended any of the ...

Prejudice squanders human gifts

QUESTION: In a sermon I heard recently, the priest enumerated some sins that we should be working on during Lent. In that list was prejudice, and the priest expounded on it at some length. I happ ...

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: ...

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Which business was founded in 1960 by a man who is now a devout Catholic philanthropist?

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

  • Starbucks
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