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Evangelization series helps to revitalize parishes

By Bob De Witt Correspondent

Sawyer Shuey is Methodist, so he hadn’t pictured himself in a Catholic church talking about his spiritual life. But after taking part in a program that explores the Christian faith, he and... More

HHS urged to reissue rules on abortion coverage

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services must issue new regulations to enforce a requirement that consumers be notified if a subsidized health plan offered under...

Young adults uplifted at Revolutionary conference

Silence fell over the crowd of young adults Aug. 5 at St. Paul Seminary in Crafton when actress Nicole Abisinio said that the deepest longings of her heart were not satisfied by sharing film sets...

Camp teaches children about God through art

A new summer camp program at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School recently welcomed children ages 5-8 to a weeklong camp that combined theology lessons with art, celebrating God’s...

Campers immersed in adventures of faith

Under an open-air tent at twilight in Moraine State Park, eight high school girls and their camp counselors gathered July 25 amid the fireflies in the grass, not for a bonfire, but for a blessing...

Service project crosses parish boundaries

With love, from one St. James Parish to another. Each year, the vacation Bible school program at St. James Parish in Sewickley takes on a mission or service project to help children...

Local parishes engage young people in liturgy

Getting young people involved in liturgy is both a Catholic challenge and a catholic challenge. Many parishes struggle to engage youth in the life of the church. Many parents struggle to get...

Grant to support addiction ministry

Rocco Magnelli Jr. knows about addiction. His 20-year-old son died from an opioid overdose in 2015 and his youngest daughter is an addict. As a recovering alcoholic, Magnelli serves as a sponsor...

Pope calls for respect for migrants

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With the rising death toll of migrants and refugees attempting the treacherous voyage across the Mediterranean Sea, Pope Francis urged world leaders to act to prevent...

One wild ride: Catholics worship at Kennywood

In the shadow of the Racer roller coaster, more than 400 people gathered at a pavilion for Mass July 23 as part of Catholic Kennywood Day at Kennywood Park in West Mifflin. The event was hosted by...

Ex-POW to speak at St. Maurice Parish

For five years, Air Force Capt. Guy Gruters endured unspeakable horrors in a North Vietnamese prison camp. But instead of letting the ordeal break him, he turned to prayer, and the forgiveness he...

Young musicians serve as 'bridge of dialogue'

WASHINGTON — Eleven young musicians from Jerusalem and the West Bank had the opportunity to show U.S. audiences that music can be a bridge across cultural divides during a brief tour of the...

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FORMED

The FORMED Bible study on St. Peter continues at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at St. Pamphilus Parish in Pittsburgh’s Beechview neighborhood. Program is free and...

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ADORATION AND TALK

St. Anthony Chapel in Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill neighborhood is hosting Eucharistic Adoration on Sunday, Aug. 5 at 3 p.m., followed by a talk about St. Lawrence...

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NOVENA

A nine-week novena will be prayed at Transfiguration Parish in Russellton on Sundays, July 29 through Sept. 29. Novena will be prayed following 10 a.m. Mass to invoke...

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REGISTRATION OPEN 

Early registration is now open for the second annual Catholic Women’s Fellowship Conference, “Overflow: Live in the Abundance of...

Columns

Stay vigilant

At a recent event, I had the opportunity to meet and talk with people involved in youth ministry at local Catholic parishes. They were familiar with the child sexual abuse prevention efforts of...

Our tradition of civility

“They should have just given each of us a box of Kleenex when we bought our ticket.”

I overheard this remark as I was leaving the theater after watching the new documentary on...

Two secrets of successful ministry

According to Cardinal Robert Sarah, in his book “The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise”: “All activity must be preceded by an intense life of prayer,...

New culture, new wineskins

This is the latest in a series of columns about On Mission for The Church Alive!

“No one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost...


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