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Bridging borders for culture of life

In April, I was blessed to attend an amazing pro-life, pro-family gathering of the Catholic Hispanic community that spanned both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Having grown up in a Mexican...

Shut up and listen

Knitters. You think of nice people making scarves, right? You can hear them talking merrily about books they’re reading, the latest news, their children. An oasis of kindness in a cruel...

Church helps you learn to get along with anyone

The writer lives in a glossy-magazine-type neighborhood. “We have potluck dinner parties every month,” he said. “We share rides and tools. We exchange home repair know-how, pie...

Who is ready to stand up for religious liberty?

In college I grew in my Catholic faith and had a strong experience of religious pluralism. I was involved in the Newman Center daily, but I also had many non-Catholic friends and even frequented...

The Resurrection: The big bang within history

Fundamentalists and atheists, they’ve been the big challengers since the 1980s. That’s one of Carl Olson’s explanations for a weird fact. Catholics have written very little...

Casual Catholics

It used to scandalize me, back when I was a young Protestant. Catholics seemed so casual about things. They seemed to shrug at sin, maybe even wink. In the Protestant world I knew, everyone took...

He could make miracles happen

My brother reminded me in an e-mail from Arizona that it was the Old Man’s birthday. “He would have been 103 today.” I knew that he would have been 103 — three years older...

Back leadership on human rights, poverty aid

President Donald Trump’s first meeting with Pope Francis went better than many expected, given the row between the two during the campaign last year. As a Catholic who has worked in the...

What the rabbi teaches us about good habits

The Romans killed him, too, about 100 years after they killed Jesus, and for about the same reason. He refused to deny his faith. He was 80 years old, but the Romans didn’t...

Support a friend who is unexpectedly expecting

I had been brought up to believe that life is always a gift, but it certainly didn’t feel like one when I gazed in shock at a positive pregnancy test. As a mom who had my first baby in...

Pentecost: Filled with team spirit

While quietly praying in church in the early morning hours, my iPhone vibrated with a message from a friend conveying the surprising news that he had secured tickets to attend the Stanley Cup...

Yes, we can show that Jesus rose from the dead

Christianity plays a high-stakes game. It claims that some things happened in history, particularly the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. In other words, the Christian faith bases itself on a...

Heavenly lights

I am a sunset bigot. Give me a sunset over Cape Cod Bay and everywhere else is just getting dark. It’s not that I mean to insult God’s creation at work anywhere. But having seen the...

Rosary Makers mark 10 years

There are no idle hands in the Rosary Makers ministry at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Butler. In the past 10 years, at least 1,000 rosaries have been made each month and, to date,...

Five foundations of committed Christian living

“If you do not stand firm in faith, you shall not stand at all” (Isaiah 7:9). The first foundation of committed living is, in a word, fidelity to God’s guiding will. Faith in...

Television gone evil

Lifetime Channel is one of the many bottom feeders hanging around the current television industry. Not a premium channel, it is a toss-in for cable subscribers, one of those myriad stations a...

Battling against assisted suicide

The campaign to legalize doctor-prescribed suicide has been wisely rejected by most policymakers in our society. Most people, regardless of religious affiliation, know that suicide is a terrible...

How the church defines a true Marian apparition

VATICAN CITY — When it comes to Marian apparitions, the Catholic Church takes a prudent approach that focuses more on the message than the miracle. Supernatural phenomena, like the...

The atheist has to go back to the beginning

“I know where we’re going,” I told my wife as we left Pittsburgh’s Strip District for the late Sunday afternoon Mass at Epiphany Parish. And I thought I did as we headed...

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News

Mission team serves the needy in Connellsville

A mission team from St. Bernadette and North American Martyrs parishes in Monroeville traveled to Connellsville (Fayette County) June 25-30 to serve those in need.

Continuing a long summer...

Catholic leaders urge regrouping on health care

WASHINGTON — After efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act collapsed late July 17 in the U.S. Senate, Catholic health care leaders said they hope Congress will work together,...

Faith

Mission team serves the needy in Connellsville

A mission team from St. Bernadette and North American Martyrs parishes in Monroeville traveled to Connellsville (Fayette County) June 25-30 to serve those in need.

Continuing a long summer...

Catholic leaders urge regrouping on health care

WASHINGTON — After efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act collapsed late July 17 in the U.S. Senate, Catholic health care leaders said they hope Congress will work together,...

Around The Diocese

Around the Diocese

CELEBRANT SINGERS

The Celebrant Singers will be live in concert at St. Cecelia Parish in Rochester on Tuesday, July 25, and St. Richard Parish in Richland Township on...

Around the diocese

PROMISE OF

CHRISTMAS

Christmas is coming to Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill neighborhood on Sunday, July 16, from 1-4 p.m. as St. Anthony Chapel presents a...

Around the Diocese

MESSAGES OF FATIMA

St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Perrysville is sponsoring a monthly series celebrating the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. Next...

AROUND THE DIOCESE

VOICELESS

Public is invited to attend a free showing of the film “Voiceless” on Friday, July 7, at Evangel Community Church, 1530 Harlansburg Road in New Castle, starting...

Calendar

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

MONDAY, JULY 24

St. Peregrine prayer, for people diagnosed with cancer and their family and friends, 7 p.m., St. Ferdinand Parish, 2535 Rochester Road, Cranberry...

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

MONDAY, JULY 17

Eucharistic adoration and prayers for peace, St. Ferdinand Parish, 2535 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township.

TUESDAY, JULY 18

Divine Mercy...

WEEKLY CALENDAR OF EVENTS

MONDAY, JULY 10

Living rosary, 7 p.m., St. Ferdinand Parish, 2535 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township.

THURSDAY, JULY 13

Our Lady of Fatima veneration,...

Weekly calendar of events

MONDAY, JULY 3

Divine Mercy chaplet and Eucharistic adoration, 7 p.m., St. Ferdinand Parish, 2535 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township.

TUESDAY, JULY...


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