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Ohio artist restores religious statues, stirs memories

By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service

LAKEWOOD, Ohio — St. Elizabeth of Hungary stands tall, the bread in her right hand, a gift to the poor, looks like it may have just come from the oven. The roses at her waist, visible from... More

Mission team serves the needy in Connellsville

A mission team from St. Bernadette and North American Martyrs parishes in Monroeville traveled to Connellsville (Fayette County) June 25-30 to serve those in need. Continuing a long summer...

Catholic leaders urge regrouping on health care

WASHINGTON — After efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act collapsed late July 17 in the U.S. Senate, Catholic health care leaders said they hope Congress will work together,...

Rich soil: Parish reaps joyful harvest

If results are any indication, the land across the street from St. Joan of Arc Parish’s offices in South Park Township must be the rich soil that Jesus spoke of in the “parable of the...

From 1992: 17,000 celebrate 25th anniversary

The following story appeared in the June 12, 1992, issue of the Pittsburgh Catholic. Filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, charismatics celebrated the 25th anniversary of their...

Donor gifts help lay leaders pursue studies

When Christine Patsch took over leadership of her parish’s faith formation program years ago, she never expected to pursue higher education in the field. Tuition was too costly. But...

Pope OKs new path to sainthood

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has approved a fourth pathway to possible sainthood — giving one’s life in a heroic act of loving service to others. In a new apostolic letter,...

Three women promise lifelong fidelity to Christ

DETROIT — Three brides in long, white dresses stood before the altar of the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit. There was not a single groom in sight. Like the 10 wise...

'Love can bring people together'

The heart of Christ is on fire with love and can change our lives, said Father Charles Bober. Seeing others as Christ does can make all the difference in the world. “We don’t see...

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Students, educators honored nationally

School News

St. Joseph High School junior Isabelle Schroeder was one of 3,000 students from around the world to advance to the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest in College...


Around The Diocese

Around the Diocese


The Celebrant Singers will be live in concert at St. Cecelia Parish in Rochester on Tuesday, July 25, and St. Richard Parish in Richland Township on...

Around the diocese



Christmas is coming to Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill neighborhood on Sunday, July 16, from 1-4 p.m. as St. Anthony Chapel presents a...

Around the Diocese


St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Perrysville is sponsoring a monthly series celebrating the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. Next...



Public is invited to attend a free showing of the film “Voiceless” on Friday, July 7, at Evangel Community Church, 1530 Harlansburg Road in New Castle, starting...


Bridging borders for culture of life

In April, I was blessed to attend an amazing pro-life, pro-family gathering of the Catholic Hispanic community that spanned both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Having grown up in a Mexican...

Shut up and listen

Knitters. You think of nice people making scarves, right? You can hear them talking merrily about books they’re reading, the latest news, their children. An oasis of kindness in a cruel...

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