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Summer information sessions begin

Nearly 200 members from 30 parishes turned out June 20 for the first of 18 summer sessions to learn more about On Mission for The Church Alive! and upcoming consultation meetings.“We are living ...

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Summer information sessions begin

Nearly 200 members from 30 parishes turned out June 20 for the first of 18 summer sessions to learn more about On Mission for The Church Alive! and upcoming consultation meetings.“We are living ...

Bishop David Zubik

The fireside chat

When I was teaching at Quigley Catholic High School nearly four decades ago, I remember in one of our class discussions, one of my students asked: “If you could have lived at any time in the his ...

Encourage each other

Just as I was putting the finishing touches on this article, I received the news that Jim, my friend of nearly 50 years, more like a brother to me, died. And while his death was expected as a result o ...

Zubik vs. Burwell

It’s something I never expected in my life. Yet here I am, a guy from a small town in Beaver County, Ambridge, and I have a Supreme Court case named after me. It is formally called “Zubik ...

The best of times and the worst of times

Anyone who has played the game of Trivial Pursuit might be faced with identifying the quote: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” For any student of literature, one will ...

I want to apologize

It was Tuesday evening of Holy Week, 2009. Though late in the season, snow was in the air. I had been your bishop a few months shy of two years. A number of people had gathered together at St. Paul Ca ...

Faith

Make Advent a game changer

Advent comes and goes nearly unnoticed. The only thing worth recognition between Halloween and Christmas is Thanksgiving, and even that has started to take a back seat as major stores start “dec ...

Pope advocates family meal time

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A family that chooses to watch TV or play with their smartphones rather than talk at the dinner table is “hardly a family,” Pope Francis said.“When childre ...

Father Bober

Use the gifts that really matter

QUESTION: The Gospel story about burying talents has always troubled me. I gave up a very satisfying job for something different because the pay was better. But in terms of what I am doing with my lif ...

Liturgical music should focus on salvation

QUESTION: Our family requested that a tape of a special (non-religious) song be played at a relative’s funeral, but the priest told us that it was not permitted. It was a song that meant a lot t ...

Our behavior at Mass affects others

QUESTION: I wonder if people realize how their personal preferences can rob others of a meaningful experience at Sunday Mass? I am an elderly person with health problems. I have a hard time breathing ...

Bishops formed creeds to summarize faith

QUESTION: My questions are about the creed we say each Sunday at Mass. When and where was it written? Why is it preferred to the Apostles’ Creed? Why is Pontius Pilate mentioned?ANSWER: The use ...

Humanism has many types, expressions

QUESTION: In a Catholic magazine I just read, there was an article on the “dreadful errors of humanism.” Maybe I just don’t understand what people mean by humanism, but what can be s ...

All parishes are susceptible to change

QUESTION: I often hear talk of rich parishes and poor parishes. Just how is it that some parishes become rich and some get poor?ANSWER: Parishes exist because of a specific community of people. They a ...

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