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The Eucharist, our strength

By Father Richard S. Jones

On Father’s Day, June 16, I received a call from a man who lives across the country, and I have known him for more than 30 years. He was victimized sexually at the hands of a priest as a... More

Talk with youth about boundaries and safety

The information learned in this article will assist caring adults and parents with establishing and maintaining safety guidelines and principles to ensure all children are protected, and that...

Papal news conferences yield little tidbits

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ inflight news conferences are arguably less newsy than when his pontificate began, mostly because he has been insisting the past few years that most of the...

Two good summer reads

At the beginning of summer, a couple of suggestions for books to read. They’re not exactly beach reading. They’re books with meat on their bones, as my grandmother said about things...

Go deeper on retreat

Have you ever found yourself thinking, “I want to experience a richer prayer life and a fuller life of devotion. I want to live my faith in a more meaningful way?” These thoughts are...

When the facts seem to prove the faith wrong

“Nature doesn’t give up its secrets cheaply,” said an English astrophysicist named Carlos Frenk. We have to work at figuring out what’s what in the universe. Often that...

Shareholders push firms on online sex abuse

WASHINGTON — Online child sexual abuse is a booming international business and religious congregations holding stocks in major telecom firms are stepping up their advocacy to thwart...

Refugees lobby for federal program

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Refugee Admissions Program is one of the best of humanitarian efforts helping vulnerable people in the world and it should be praised as a success story, not...

Making friends with scientists

“We should take a much humbler approach to knowledge,” the world famous physicist told Scientific American magazine. The “we” in that sentence is Marcelo Gleiser’s...

Mary, our model for a richer humanity

The events of Mary’s life reveal themselves each time we pray the rosary, but have we meditated on them in relation to our everyday experience? It is not enough that we prove our devotion to...

Profile of women religious rising at Vatican

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican can move at a snail’s pace but looking back over the past six years, the profile of women, especially women religious, at Vatican events has risen...

A good slap upside the head

Recently, God came down from heaven and gave me a good slap upside the head. WHACK! I am not kidding you. You see, even though I didn’t realize it, part of my life needed a serious...

A note to women: We are all mothers

During the month of May, we thank God for our mothers and all we have received from them. It’s also good to remember the other women who have played an important role in our lives, from...

Jesus teaches about change

The Gospel readings for this past week, the “octave of Easter,” are a joy to savor. They are the stories of how the resurrected Jesus appeared to his disciples. They include the...

Pilate was one of the bad guys

The Romans were in it up to their eyeballs. We tend to forget that. Two groups had Jesus executed: the Jewish religious leaders and the Roman political rulers. Most Christian preaching...

Woman counts on faith to reunite with husband

WASHINGTON — In the quest to bring her deported Mexican husband, Marcos, back to the United States to live with her and their four children, Elizabeth Perez has frequently turned to...

Damaged fruit

In his book, “Descending Fire: The Journal of a Soul Aflame,” Father Jean Petit cites St. Thérèse of Lisieux as having said that she liked “to see fruits fall before...

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10-year-old in need of multi-organ transplant

As a businessman, Carlo Dozzi can be somewhat commanding. You know where he stands. But there is a softer side to him. He isn’t afraid to show emotion when he talks about the little girl who...

Parents talk about road to priesthood

It is often said that a man doesn’t make the journey to the priesthood by himself. He has been supported by many people along the way. Friends, teachers and other influences. They all play a...

Bishops' actions called a 'work in progress'

BALTIMORE — The gathering of U.S. bishops June 11-13 in Baltimore was anything but business as usual.

“The spring meetings are usually more pastoral, and the November meeting has...

Faith

10-year-old in need of multi-organ transplant

As a businessman, Carlo Dozzi can be somewhat commanding. You know where he stands. But there is a softer side to him. He isn’t afraid to show emotion when he talks about the little girl who...

Parents talk about road to priesthood

It is often said that a man doesn’t make the journey to the priesthood by himself. He has been supported by many people along the way. Friends, teachers and other influences. They all play a...

Bishops' actions called a 'work in progress'

BALTIMORE — The gathering of U.S. bishops June 11-13 in Baltimore was anything but business as usual.

“The spring meetings are usually more pastoral, and the November meeting has...

Around The Diocese

Around the Diocese

SAWDUST CARPETS

Volunteers are invited to come to Holy Martyrs Parish in Tarentum to help create sawdust carpets for the 76th annual Corpus Christi celebration Sunday, June 23.

Around the Diocese

FATHER’S DAY

Public is invited to join the Knights of Columbus Gilmary Council 3868 as they honor fathers at the third annual Father’s Day breakfast celebration Sunday,...

Around the Diocese

MASS OF

THANKSGIVING

The Pioneer Total Abstinence Association of the Sacred Heart will sponsor a Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Bede Parish in Pittsburgh’s...

Around the Diocese

FESTIVAL

The following festival was missing from the Parish Festival Guide, published in the May 10 issue. Complete listing can be viewed at www.pittsburghcatholic.org.

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Calendar

Weekly Calendar

SUNDAY, JUNE 23

Spiritual enrichment, “Why Do I Do What I Don’t Want to Do,” offered by Father Michael Decewicz, 2 p.m., Madonna of Jerusalem Church of St.

Calendar of Events

TUESDAY, JUNE 18

Marian-Medjugorje Mass and worship services, 7 p.m., St. Paul of the Cross Monastery, 148 Monastery Ave., Pittsburgh’s South Side. Includes adoration and...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 11

Summer nights campus visit, 5-7 p.m., Fisher Multipurpose Room of the Wright Library, La Roche University, 9000 Babcock Blvd., McCandless Township. Geared for...

Weekly Calendar of Events

MONDAY, JUNE 3

Speaker, “Talk Saves lives — Suicide Prevention,” 7-8 p.m., auditorium of Sacred Heart Parish, 310 Shady Ave., Pittsburgh’s Shadyside...


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