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10-year-old in need of multi-organ transplant

By JOHN FRANKO Staff Writer

As a businessman, Carlo Dozzi can be somewhat commanding. You know where he stands. But there is a softer side to him. He isn’t afraid to show emotion when he talks about the little girl who... More

Parents talk about road to priesthood

It is often said that a man doesn’t make the journey to the priesthood by himself. He has been supported by many people along the way. Friends, teachers and other influences. They all play a...

Bishops' actions called a 'work in progress'

BALTIMORE — The gathering of U.S. bishops June 11-13 in Baltimore was anything but business as usual. “The spring meetings are usually more pastoral, and the November meeting has...

Event to focus on visit to Honduras

The public is invited to a free presentation by Tom Webb on his international, interfaith visit in March to Honduras. The presentation is set for Thursday, June 13, from 7-9 p.m. at One Smithfield...

Sci-fi reboot will be nostalgic for adults

NEW YORK — With "Men in Black: International" (Columbia), director F. Gary Gray serves up an amusing and stylish reboot of the sci-fi comedy franchise that kicked off in 1997. While...

Four parish groupings to be realigned

Four parish groupings will be realigned into two as part of an ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness and sustainability of groupings through the On Mission for The Church Alive! revitalization...

Abuse crisis looms large at spring meeting

The following is a report of early events at the meeting of U.S. bishops. Coverage of later action will be in the June 21 issue. BALTIMORE — At the start of the June 11-13 spring...

Lessons from the heart of a saint

Visitors to the St. John Vianney relic pilgrimage at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood June 4-5 spoke of a good and holy priest who was “100 percent...

4 new priests to be ordained June 29

Bishop David Zubik is set to ordain four men to the priesthood during a Mass Saturday, June 29, at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. The future...

Faithful join in praise during Pentecost Vigil

The majestic interior of St. Paul Cathedral vibrated with a festival of praise led by Father Levi Hartle and the Holy Apostles Parish Praise Band. “A miracle can happen now,”...

Groupings staying connected to seniors

They grew up during the Depression and World War II, raising their children in the faith and sacrificing to support their parish. Many are now homebound, but they are not...

Film tells painful tale of 2015 church attack

NEW YORK — On June 17, 2015, a security camera captured the image of Dylann Roof walking into the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. He proceeded to...

Performer mixes comedy with faith

A world-renowned face in comedy is making an appearance in Pittsburgh Friday, June 21. Catholic comedian Jeremy McClellan is doing a show at Holy Trinity Parish in Robinson Township from 7:30-9:30...

Suit filed over rape allegation

A parishioner from St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Perrysville recently filed suit against the Diocese of Pittsburgh, saying that she had been raped in December 2016 by Father Cyprian Duru, a...

Pope beatifies martyred bishops in Romania

BLAJ, Romania — The memory and witness of Romania’s martyred bishops are a reminder that Christians are called to stand firm against ideologies that seek to stifle and suppress their...

Knights getting new look after 79 years

TORONTO — A long-standing tradition will end this summer as the Knights of Columbus discard the ceremonial capes and plumed chapeaus of its fourth-degree members. July 1 will mark the...

Gift to aid dyslexic students in Catholic schools

A new partnership between Duquesne University’s School of Education and the Peirce Family Foundation will help 20 elementary school teachers in local Catholic schools focus on the distinct...

New Marvel movie contains moral outlook

NEW YORK — Though somber in tone, the Marvel Comics-based sci-fi adventure "Dark Phoenix" (Fox) has a fundamentally moral outlook and features a more relationship-driven story than many...

Migrant advocates meet in Pittsburgh

Almost every American has a story to tell about how their ancestors came to this country. It’s often a tear-stained tale of hardship, desperation and sacrifice. Similar scenarios are...

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SAWDUST CARPETS

Volunteers are invited to come to Holy Martyrs Parish in Tarentum to help create sawdust carpets for the 76th annual Corpus Christi celebration Sunday, June 23.

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FATHER’S DAY

Public is invited to join the Knights of Columbus Gilmary Council 3868 as they honor fathers at the third annual Father’s Day breakfast celebration Sunday,...

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MASS OF

THANKSGIVING

The Pioneer Total Abstinence Association of the Sacred Heart will sponsor a Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Bede Parish in Pittsburgh’s...

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FESTIVAL

The following festival was missing from the Parish Festival Guide, published in the May 10 issue. Complete listing can be viewed at www.pittsburghcatholic.org.

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Columns

The Eucharist, our strength

On Father’s Day, June 16, I received a call from a man who lives across the country, and I have known him for more than 30 years. He was victimized sexually at the hands of a priest as a...

Talk with youth about boundaries and safety

The information learned in this article will assist caring adults and parents with establishing and maintaining safety guidelines and principles to ensure all children are protected, and that...

Papal news conferences yield little tidbits

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ inflight news conferences are arguably less newsy than when his pontificate began, mostly because he has been insisting the past few years that most of the...


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