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Changing hearts and lives

Many practicing Catholics know family or friends who have drifted away from the faith. It’s a painful reality. But what are the best ways to reconnect them with the church?Father William Feeney, ...

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Sisters continue meeting needs in Greene County

The walls of the home of Benedictine Sisters Sue Fazzini and Audrey Quinn in Greene County contain family mementos. One wall has pictures of children, while another displays the kids’ report car ...

Feast of Ascension, holy day of obligation, May 5

The feast of the Ascension, which celebrates Jesus rising into heaven, is Thursday, May 5. It is a holy day of obligation, meaning that all Catholics are required to attend Mass. Tradition tells us th ...

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Changing hearts and lives

Many practicing Catholics know family or friends who have drifted away from the faith. It’s a painful reality. But what are the best ways to reconnect them with the church?Father William Feeney, ...

Sisters continue meeting needs in Greene County

The walls of the home of Benedictine Sisters Sue Fazzini and Audrey Quinn in Greene County contain family mementos. One wall has pictures of children, while another displays the kids’ report car ...

Feast of Ascension, holy day of obligation, May 5

The feast of the Ascension, which celebrates Jesus rising into heaven, is Thursday, May 5. It is a holy day of obligation, meaning that all Catholics are required to attend Mass. Tradition tells us th ...

Bethlehem Haven becoming part of Pittsburgh Mercy

In a move designed to improve women’s health services in southwestern Pennsylvania, Bethlehem Haven will become part of Pittsburgh Mercy Health System.Ray Wolfe, chief operating officer of Pitts ...

Paserba honored for Catholic-Jewish collaboration

When the American Jewish Committee launched its Catholic-Jewish Education Enrichment Program 15 years ago, it targeted 15 cities such as Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago and Buffalo. But today, it can be ...

Bishop David Zubik

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 ...

Trumped!

It had to happen. This has been one long and a little bit crazy political campaign. Something was bound to happen to bring the church into the fray front and center.As you are probably well aware, on ...

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 ...

10 tips for parents

Archbishop J. Michael Miller of Vancouver offered these 10 tips for parents to pass on the faith:1. Be present to children: A real presence, not a virtual one that involves checking up by phone or tex ...

Father Bober

Put more into preparing for Mass

QUESTION: How can I get more out of going to Mass? I have gone to Mass all my life but somehow I just don’t seem to get out of it what others say they do.ANSWER: Sometimes even the most imp ...

God judges our efforts in word and deed

QUESTION: I did everything possible to raise my children the right way. They went to religious instructions and received all their sacraments. However, today not one of them practices the Catholic fai ...

First Communion at center of parish life

QUESTION: At least in the parishes around us we will soon be in the first Communion “season.” It seems to me that the whole thing is overdone. I realize sacraments are important, but the w ...

Bible is a story of constant change

QUESTION: One of my friends said recently that “change is the new normal.” I don’t like that, especially in terms of my religion and my church. At this point, I am looking for some s ...

Easter Vigil: Long and very symbolic

QUESTION: My experience of the Easter Vigil was disappointing. I am not sure how anyone could get anything out of something so long. In addition, there was too much going on without any accompanying e ...

Good Friday liturgy is solemn, simple

QUESTION: I have always wondered why the Catholic Church does not celebrate Mass on Good Friday. You would think that on that day, above all, Mass would be celebrated. Would you please write something ...

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During the 1917 apparitions of Mary in Fatima, Portugal, an angel appeared to the children seers. What word or phrase did the angel cry out three times.

The answer to last week's question is: G.K. Chesterton, in his 1926 essay, "Why I Am a Catholic." Thank you for taking our poll. Come back Monday, May 2, 2016, 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).

  • Penance
  • Hail
  • Holy
  • Peace be with you
  • Believe

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