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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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Artist recounts Catholic conversion

For most people, faith is like an unfinished painting, waiting for the Master’s touch to add color, shading and highlights. It can be a slow, arduous process. It was that way for artist...

Pope condemns attacks in Syria

VATICAN CITY — Sharply criticizing a failure to find nonviolent means of bringing peace to Syria and other parts of the world, Pope Francis appealed to world leaders to work for justice and...

Parishes mark district confirmation

Bishop David Zubik celebrated the sacrament of confirmation April 5 at Immaculate Conception Church in Washington with 38 candidates from the five parishes in Greene County and St. Katharine...

These 'Dogs' not for kids

Movie Review

NEW YORK — Writer-director Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” (Fox Searchlight) pushes the limits of his customary deadpan drollery with its emphasis on death...

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Around The Diocese

AROUND THE DIOCESE

ST. ANTHONY

NOVENA

Public is invited to St. Raphael Parish in Pittsburgh’s Morningside/Stanton Heights neighborhood to pray a novena to St. Anthony on...

Around the diocese

DARE TO LIVE JESUS

St. Philip Parish welcomes the public to its parish mission titled “Dare to Live Jesus” from Sunday, April 15, through Wednesday, April 18,...

Around the Diocese

DIVINE MERCY

The following celebrations are planned for Divine Mercy Sunday, April 8:

Felician sisters will host a celebration starting with Mass at 1 p.m.

Around the Diocese

YOUTH AND USE OF MEDIA

A knowledgeable panel from local colleges will speak to high school-age students and younger youths, along with their parents about “Youth and the Use of...

Calendar

Weekly Calendar of Events &

MONDAY, APRIL 23

Mass, with prayers for healing, 6:30 p.m. (rosary at 6 p.m.), St. Christopher Parish, 229 N. Franklin St., Prospect. Father William Kiel is...

WEEKLY CALENDAR

SATURDAY, APRIL 14

Festival of Praise, “New Life in the Church as Driven by the Holy Spirit,” 7-8:30 p.m., St. Albert the Great Church of Holy Apostles Parish, 3198...

Weekly calendar

SATURDAY, APRIL 7

Spring flea market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 9 a.m.-noon Sunday, April 10, Sacred Heart Parish, 154 Orchard Ave., Emsworth. Early pre-sale from 8-9 a.m. with $5...

Calendar of Events

TUESDAY, APRIL 3

Suicide loss support group (Listening Friends), 7-8:30 p.m., Madonna del Castello Parish, 2021 S. Braddock Ave., Swissvale. For information, call Jack Shaw at...


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