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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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The Light has risen!

My dear Sisters and Brothers of the Church of Pittsburgh:

You’ve heard the expression, “The light at the end of the tunnel.”

That’s Easter.

Easter is the...

Speakers inspire men to live in joy, humility

Because Jesus opens his heart to us, Bishop David Zubik said, we can leave behind our sins, guilt and sense of worthlessness. No matter what we do, we receive the grace of forgiveness through...

Seven-church visits planned for Holy Thursday

Parishioners in the Diocese of Pittsburgh have a tradition of visiting seven churches on Holy Thursday, which is an ancient practice probably originating in Rome. Pilgrims visited seven basilicas...

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Around The Diocese

Around the Diocese

DIVINE MERCY

St. Sebastian Parish in Ross Township invites Catholic community to pray the solemn novena and chaplet of Divine Mercy for nine consecutive days.

Around the diocese

TENEBRAE SERVICE

The choir of Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill neighborhood will present a Tenebrae service of darkness Monday, April 8, at 7...

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OUR JOURNEY

The Catholic parishes of Carnegie, Green Tree and Scott Township will host “Our Journey with God,” presented by Maria Killian, Tuesday-Thursday, April...

Around the Diocese

SIX STEPS TO SANITY

Transfiguration and St. Victor parishes invite those dealing with the addiction of a loved one to its Six Steps to Sanity program, which meets Thursdays at 7...

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MONDAY, APRIL 15

Tenebrae service, 7:30 p.m., St. Mary Church of St. Juan Diego Parish, 210 Garnier St., Sharpsburg.

TUESDAY, APRIL 16

Dinner and speaker,...

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SUNDAY, APRIL 7

Memorial prayer services, 3 p.m. at following cemeteries: Calvary, 718 Hazelwood Ave., Hazelwood; Christ Our Redeemer, 204 Cemetery Lane, Pittsburgh’s...

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SUNDAY, MARCH 31

Gorzkie Zale (Polish lamentations), 3:30 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 3058 Brereton St., Pittsburgh’s Polish Hill...

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SATURDAY, MARCH 23

Vendor and craft show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Peter Parish hall, 127 Franklin St., Butler. Also includes bake sale, homemade soup sale, soup and sandwich lunch...


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