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Diocese plans Light Up Night activities Nov. 17

Light Up Night in Downtown Pittsburgh has long signaled the approach of Advent, and this Nov. 17 will mark the fifth year that the Diocese of Pittsburgh will host a Light Up Night booth in Point...

Teens get in touch with homeless

At 10 p.m. on the night before Halloween, “Devil's Night” took on a different meaning for youths from St. Joseph Parish in O'Hara Township. By participating in a “Saints &...

Catching FIRE in the Spirit

If the Catholic Church is to thrive, said Greensburg Bishop Edward Malesic, it must go from “maintenance” to “mission.” “A church that just maintains itself...

App teaches blessings, how to pray in ASL

VATICAN CITY — When Sister Kathleen Schipani found out she was usually the very first person to teach deaf children to pray, she decided there had to be an app to fix that. Learning to...

Access changes for noon TV Mass

The St. Mary of Mercy noon Mass, which was carried on Verizon FiOS for many years, went off the air Oct. 25 when the channel that had carried it went out of business. However, a local...

Catholics, Lutherans close year of hope

LATROBE, Pa. — Five centuries after the start of the Reformation, an event that still divides Catholics from other Christian churches today, Catholics and Lutherans gathered at Saint Vincent...

SENT equips young adults to evangelize

More than 50 young adults gathered Oct. 28 at St. Paul Seminary for SENT, an evening of praise, fellowship and a talk by Dr. Stephen Bullivant on things Catholics can do to engage atheists on...

Church to observe Vocations Awareness Week

WASHINGTON — The Catholic Church in the United States will celebrate National Vocations Awareness Week, Nov. 5-11. This annual event is a special time for parishes in the United States to...

Advisory board named for eastern region

An advisory board has been named to help lead Catholic elementary schools in Pittsburgh and the eastern suburbs in implementing a second regional education system in the...

Pope offers prayers for victims of Texas shooting

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Calling the mass shooting in a Texas Baptist church Nov. 5 an "act of senseless violence," Pope Francis asked the local Catholic archbishop to convey his condolences to...

Lawsuit over Richeyville merger dismissed

A Washington County judge has dismissed a case brought by six people who were parishioners of the former St. Agnes Parish in Richeyville, ruling that a civil court has no right to determine...

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CHORAL WORKSHOP

National Pastoral Musicians Pittsburgh welcomes Michael Kemp, renowned conductor and author, who will present “A Choral Workshop: A Kemp ‘Booster’...

Oct. 28-Nov. 6

CORRECTION

The time for the Sacred Music in Sacred Space concert on Sunday, Oct. 29 listed in the Oct. 20 issue had the incorrect time. Catholic Cemeteries Association will host a...

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STRENGTH OF CREATIVE SPIRIT

Seton Hill University’s National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education, Graduate Art Therapy Program and Social Work Program are sponsoring...

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SOLEMN HIGH MASS

St. John XXIII Latin Mass Quasi Parish will celebrate the 10th anniversary of “Summorum Pontificum,” Pope Benedict’s motu proprio in 2007, at a...

Columns

'Mass intentions' benefit the faithful

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

November is the month of the dead.

It’s when Catholics make a special effort to remember...

Human dignity began when St. Peter cried

Catholic Sense

Remember poor St. Peter before he was a saint? He was one of history’s most famous screw-ups. He told Jesus, “I’m all in, with you 100 percent, got your...

Pondering our purpose

Since 1976, the Catholic Church in the United States has celebrated National Vocations Awareness Week as a means of reminding all people about their call from God. All of us at some point have...


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