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Students 'Do the Write Thing' in essay contest

Students 'Do the Write Thing' in essay contest

School NewsCatholic schools were well represented among the six overall winners in the annual “Do the Write Thing” Challenge, a national initiative of the National Campaign to...


Catholics on Guam pray for peace amid threats

HAGATNA, Guam — The Catholic Church on Guam is urging its members and all people on the island to be prayerful and stay centered in Christ amid threats of missile attacks by North...

Bishop David Zubik

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...

Uber Est!

Without intending to, I have become a user and a fan of the ride-sharing service Uber. It gets me where I need to go, when I need to be there. And it’s also taught me something about...

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...


Father Bober

Eucharistic devotion continues

QUESTION: Whatever happened to the church’s Forty Hours devotion? It was such an important part of our parish while I was growing up, but I never hear of it today. How did this...

Meaning of 'conversion' has changed

QUESTION: Why don’t Catholic priests talk more about trying to get converts for the Catholic Church?ANSWER: We might best begin by considering precision about...

Bible teaches eternal truths about God

QUESTION: Do Catholics believe that the Bible is really true?ANSWER: Does the Catholic Church believe that the Bible is true? Yes! The Second Vatican Council taught...

St. Christopher is still a saint

QUESTION: Why did the Catholic Church discontinue sainthood for some saints (for example, St. Christopher)? Does that really mean they are not saints anymore?ANSWER: This...

Vatican Council I was cut short by war

QUESTION: We hear so much about Vatican II. Was there a Vatican I, and were there other councils before that?ANSWER: The First Vatican Council (Vatican I) is, in fact,...

Pope is the source of Catholic unity

QUESTION: I have always wondered about the origin of all the different rites in the Catholic Church. Would you please explain something about them?ANSWER: The term...

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