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Stay vigilant

By Dr. Sharon Doty

At a recent event, I had the opportunity to meet and talk with people involved in youth ministry at local Catholic parishes. They were familiar with the child sexual abuse prevention efforts of... More

Our tradition of civility

“They should have just given each of us a box of Kleenex when we bought our ticket.” I overheard this remark as I was leaving the theater after watching the new documentary on...

Two secrets of successful ministry

According to Cardinal Robert Sarah, in his book “The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise”: “All activity must be preceded by an intense life of prayer,...

New culture, new wineskins

This is the latest in a series of columns about On Mission for The Church Alive! “No one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost...

The Catholic Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court will keep its Catholic majority if the Senate approves Brett Kavanaugh. He would join Chief Justice John Roberts and justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Sonia...

A house divided

On a recent week, I overheard or read the following statements: “Pope Francis is the antichrist.” “Bishop Zubik is in league with the devil.” “The...

The forgotten man of 1968

There is significant reflection today in print and the media about 1968. Remembrances of that tumultuous time 50 years ago include the TET Offensive, the violent Democratic National Convention in...

We're not alone in our efforts

This is the latest in a series of columns about On Mission for The Church Alive!   “Look to the big picture and understand that everything we do, and are preparing to do,...

The New Invisible

Laura Ingalls Wilder is the New Invisible. She has been retro-excommunicated. Wilder authored a series of stories about growing up in the Dakota Territory in the 19th century. The...

Rested and refreshed

Recently on the Aleteia.org website, there was an article that said more adult Americans have a growing appetite for reading the Bible. It reported that 66 percent say they are curious to know...

Priest examines writing of 'Humanae Vitae'

VATICAN CITY — Documents in the Vatican Secret Archives and the archives of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith prove it was a “myth” that Blessed Paul VI largely set...

Dignity is made real in weakness

One of the bedrock principles of Catholic social teaching is the transcendent and sacrosanct dignity of the human person. Each and every human being, regardless of age, race, sex or ability, is...

Catholic education matters

This is the latest in a series of columns about On Mission for The Church Alive! Catholic school closings are very emotional occurrences. Having been through one some years ago, I can attest...

Summer in the park

Recently, my daughter, her husband and children were visiting, and the 10-year-old wanted to go to a local park to play. As we all know, letting young children run and play and wear themselves out...

Formula for fully faithful ministry

“How-to” manuals line bookstore shelves. From repair kits to the booklets describing the usage of every device we buy, such information can be difficult to absorb, but in the end we...

The other Catholics

You could see St. George the dragon-killer, almost life-sized. Jesus was in his usual place to the right of the central door with his Mother to the left. The wall of icons in front of the altar...

The challenges of internal change

Changes are coming. That is an understatement. The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh is moving from 188 parishes to 57 “parish groupings,” which will eventually become new parishes. We...

In faith and spirit

Juan Romero was a 17-year-old immigrant busboy from Mexico working at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. It was a little after midnight local time June 5, 1968. Romero had shaken hands with...

Broken world needs Christian unity, pope says

GENEVA — Not only God, but today’s broken, divided world is begging for unity among Christians, Pope Francis said on an ecumenical pilgrimage to Geneva. “Our differences...

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News

HHS urged to reissue rules on abortion coverage

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services must issue new regulations to enforce a requirement that consumers be notified if a subsidized health plan offered under...

Young adults uplifted at Revolutionary conference

Silence fell over the crowd of young adults Aug. 5 at St. Paul Seminary in Crafton when actress Nicole Abisinio said that the deepest longings of her heart were not satisfied by sharing film sets...

Faith

HHS urged to reissue rules on abortion coverage

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services must issue new regulations to enforce a requirement that consumers be notified if a subsidized health plan offered under...

Young adults uplifted at Revolutionary conference

Silence fell over the crowd of young adults Aug. 5 at St. Paul Seminary in Crafton when actress Nicole Abisinio said that the deepest longings of her heart were not satisfied by sharing film sets...

Around The Diocese

Around the Diocese

FORMED

The FORMED Bible study on St. Peter continues at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at St. Pamphilus Parish in Pittsburgh’s Beechview neighborhood. Program is free and...

Around the Diocese

ADORATION AND TALK

St. Anthony Chapel in Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill neighborhood is hosting Eucharistic Adoration on Sunday, Aug. 5 at 3 p.m., followed by a talk about St. Lawrence...

Around the Diocese

NOVENA

A nine-week novena will be prayed at Transfiguration Parish in Russellton on Sundays, July 29 through Sept. 29. Novena will be prayed following 10 a.m. Mass to invoke...

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REGISTRATION OPEN 

Early registration is now open for the second annual Catholic Women’s Fellowship Conference, “Overflow: Live in the Abundance of...

Calendar

Weekly Calendar of Events

SUNDAY, AUG. 12

Mass in Italian, for feast of St. Rocco, 4 p.m., St. Raphael Parish, 1118 Chislett St., Pittsburgh’s Morningside neighborhood. Procession through...

Weekly Calendar

TUESDAY, AUG. 7

Suicide loss support group, 7-8:30 p.m., Madonna del Castello Parish, 2021 S. Braddock Ave., Swissvale. For information, visit www.mylifelinepittsburgh.org, or...

Calendar of Events

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1

Suicide loss support group, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Joseph Parish, 342 Dorseyville Road, O’Hara Township. For information,...

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SATURDAY, JULY 21

Women’s clothing clearance sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., back porch of St. Aloysius Rummage House, 3610 Mount Troy Road, Reserve Township. Summer clothing items...


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