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Vatican II liturgical reform 'irreversible,' pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY — The Catholic Church must continue to work to understand the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council and why they were made, rather than rethinking them, Pope Francis sai More

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 “de

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 child

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 t

Guidance and inspiration for the faith journey

Book Review “On a Mission: Lessons from St. Francis de Sales,” by Patrick Madrid. Servant Books (http://catalog.franciscanmedia.org; 888-322-6657), 2013. 138 pages. $15.99. Do you know so

Are you prepared to defend the faith?

I’m a history buff. So when people speak of “defending the faith” my mind conjures up images from long ago: the medieval crusader with his sword drawn â ¦

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'Isn't It Romantic' -- is it funny?

NEW YORK — Funny thing about recent Hollywood comedies, many of them are anything but. Whether marred by a post-"Hangover" desire to be outrageous or by actions or situations entirely...

Closures coming in southeast Washington County

After months of consultation with clergy, lay leaders and parishioners, Bishop David Zubik issued decrees to close four of the six church buildings that make up St. Katharine Drexel Parish in...

Next step coming for several groupings

Five parish groupings are set to become the first to merge into new, stronger parishes through the On Mission for The Church Alive! revitalization initiative.

On Mission seeks to better...

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F.I.R.E. NIGHT

St. John the Baptist Parish in Plum announces the first Family Intergenerational Religious Education (F.I.R.E.) night Sunday, Feb. 17, 6-8:30 p.m. Session begins...

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BECOMING THE ONE

“Becoming the One and the Path to the Good Life,” will be presented by Fathers Joe Freedy and Adam Potter, using Pope St. John Paul II’s...

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PARISH MISSION

St. Catherine of Sweden Parish in Hampton Township will host its annual parish mission, Sunday through Wednesday, Jan. 20-23. Mission will be led by Franciscan...

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COME TO ME

“Come to Me” is the theme of the next festival of praise at St. Albert the Great Church of Holy Apostles Parish in Baldwin on Saturday, Jan. 12, from...

Calendar

Calendar of Events

MONDAY, FEB. 18

Life in the Spirit seminar series, 7-8:30 p.m., Synod Hall, 125 N. Craig St., Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. Father Joe Freedy will present...

Calendar of Events

SATURDAY, FEB. 9

Homemade soup sale, “Soup Made Right by a Knight,” following 4 p.m. Mass, and following 9:15 a.m. and noon Mass on Sunday, Feb. 10, St. Catherine...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 24

Support group meeting, Spiritual Therapeutic Recovery ministry, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Catherine of Sweden, 2554 Wildwood Road, Hampton Township. Led by...

Calendar of Events

MONDAY, JAN. 14

Holy hour for peace, 7 p.m., St. Paul Parish, 128 N. McKean St., Butler. Includes prayers for peace, vocations, to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, to St. Michael,...


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