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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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Discerning your vocation in life

When Sean Hannon was a junior in college, he asked a priest to help him discern whether he was being called to the priesthood. That’s when he learned that the Catholic Church has four...

OLSH teacher chosen for fellowship

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School Spanish teacher Kelly Mullen was recently selected by the International Research and Exchanges Board to participate in the 2017-18 Teacher for Global...

Lenten regulations

“Even now, says the Lord, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, and weeping, and mourning” (Joel 2:12).

In the above quotation from the Book of Joel, the prophet...

New clergy teams will be formed

Part 3 of a five-part series.

Bishop David Zubik will make five announcements April 26 as part of the On Mission for The Church Alive! planning initiative.

He will announce the final...

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PARISH LENTEN

ACTIVITIES

St. Bernard,

Mount Lebanon

• Sacrament of reconciliation, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m., Thursdays 4...

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PERFORMERS

NEEDED

Calling all actors, actresses, singers, musicians and stage craft personnel of all ages to participate in a miniseries titled “The Life of...

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MASS IN SPANISH

Time for the Mass in Spanish, celebrated Sundays at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Pittsburgh’s Beechview neighborhood, has changed from 1 p.m. to 12:30...

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NEW COURSE ON AGING

Registration is being accepted for a new course on aging, being offered at Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Blvd. in McCandless...

Calendar

Weekly Calendar

MONDAY, FEB. 5

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

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SATURDAY, JAN. 27

Night at the races, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.), cafeteria of Holy Trinity School, 5720 Steubenville Pike, Robinson Township. Cost is $15, and includes...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 27

Renaissance and Baroque concert, 8 p.m., Synod Hall, 125 N. Craig St., Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. The Baltimore Consort will present a brand new...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 13

Festival of Praise, “Strength from Heaven,” 7-8:30 p.m., St. Albert the Great Church of Holy Apostles Parish, 3171 Churchview Ave., Baldwin.


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