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Monthly healing Masses assist mind, body, spirit

Members of the Fraternity of Priests gather frequently to support one another and ask the Holy Spirit to guide them in their ministry. But they also work to empower God’s people in the Holy Spi

Teens urged to trust God's plans

International speaker Mark Hart said he felt led by the Holy Spirit to inspire teenagers in the Diocese of Pittsburgh during Called by Name with XLT on April 15 at SS. John and Paul Parish in Frankli

Pope condemns attacks in Syria

VATICAN CITY — Sharply criticizing a failure to find nonviolent means of bringing peace to Syria and other parts of the world, Pope Francis appealed to world leaders to work for justice and pea

Artist recounts Catholic conversion

For most people, faith is like an unfinished painting, waiting for the Master’s touch to add color, shading and highlights. It can be a slow, arduous process. It was that way for artist James S

Parishes mark district confirmation

Bishop David Zubik celebrated the sacrament of confirmation April 5 at Immaculate Conception Church in Washington with 38 candidates from the five parishes in Greene County and St. Katharine Drexel P

Heading toward transition

This is the latest in a series of columns about On Mission for The Church Alive! Will the May 4 edition of the Pittsburgh Catholic be a collectors’ item? It could be, because it will contain mu

Eucharist, sign of our unity

QUESTION: Is it still true that only Roman Catholics are welcome to receive Communion in a Catholic church? And if so, why is that?   ANSWER: It is correct that only baptized Catholics in good s

AROUND THE DIOCESE

ST. ANTHONY NOVENA Public is invited to St. Raphael Parish in Pittsburgh’s Morningside/Stanton Heights neighborhood to pray a novena to St. Anthony on Tuesdays at 6 p.m., now through Saturday,

These 'Dogs' not for kids

Movie Review NEW YORK — Writer-director Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” (Fox Searchlight) pushes the limits of his customary deadpan drollery with its emphasis on death and gloo

Rusty Staub, man of faith

I did a guest column for the local paper recently describing the sort-of baseball games we made up and played endlessly in yards and streets back in the day. The Old Geezers liked it. We had a street

Weekly Calendar of Events &

MONDAY, APRIL 23 Mass, with prayers for healing, 6:30 p.m. (rosary at 6 p.m.), St. Christopher Parish, 229 N. Franklin St., Prospect. Father William Kiel is celebrant. TUESDAY, APRIL 24 Pre-departure

Ministry calls women to the feet of Jesus

A call that began long ago as a whisper became a trumpet blast in 2001, leading me to found the Martha and Mary Ministry for busy women who seek to grow in faith. Through this I have been privileged

St. Elizabeth School ranked 10th in the world

The third-graders at St. Elizabeth School in Pleasant Hills are feeling nearly on top of the world. Students in the third-grade classrooms of teachers Mary Beth Baumgardner and Lee Engel recently fin

'DePaul School has meant so much to us'

The prenatal visits gave no sign of problems. But soon after Luke Worgul was born, doctors came back with the diagnosis: Luke had moderate hearing loss. At 2 months old, he was fitted with a hearing

High school name changing

Holy Family Academy, which was established as a Catholic high school in Emsworth in 2014 by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, has been renamed as Nazareth College and Career Prep. The name

Retired pope celebrates 91st birthday

VATICAN CITY — Retired Pope Benedict XVI had a "peaceful and familial" 91st birthday April 16, celebrating with his 94-year-old brother, Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, who was visiting from Germany, th

Local service honored at Art Rooney Award Dinner

Aux. Bishop William Waltersheid said his father taught him that you can bring about change one person at a time, with the first person being yourself. The same is true with the Catholic Youth Associa

'Miracle Season' is winner

NEW YORK — Make sure you have your tissues handy when you go to see “The Miracle Season” (Mirror). As he did with 2011’s “Soul Surfer,” director Sean McNamara once

Diaconate is 'mighty act of God'

In light of Bishop David Zubik’s recent call of a new class into the diocesan Deacon Formation Program, here is a look at one of the men currently serving in this ministry. While working at St.

Pope: Holiness means being loving

VATICAN CITY — God calls all Christians to be saints — not plastic statues of saints, but real people who make time for prayer and who show loving care for others in the simplest gestures

An atheist explains Easter

On Easter Sunday morning, the editors of The Guardian published an article calling the Resurrection “preposterous.” It’s even “offensive.” The very secular newspaper is

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Around The Diocese

AROUND THE DIOCESE

ST. ANTHONY

NOVENA

Public is invited to St. Raphael Parish in Pittsburgh’s Morningside/Stanton Heights neighborhood to pray a novena to St. Anthony on...

Around the diocese

DARE TO LIVE JESUS

St. Philip Parish welcomes the public to its parish mission titled “Dare to Live Jesus” from Sunday, April 15, through Wednesday, April 18,...

Around the Diocese

DIVINE MERCY

The following celebrations are planned for Divine Mercy Sunday, April 8:

Felician sisters will host a celebration starting with Mass at 1 p.m.

Around the Diocese

YOUTH AND USE OF MEDIA

A knowledgeable panel from local colleges will speak to high school-age students and younger youths, along with their parents about “Youth and the Use of...

Columns

Ministry calls women to the feet of Jesus

A call that began long ago as a whisper became a trumpet blast in 2001, leading me to found the Martha and Mary Ministry for busy women who seek to grow in faith.

Through this I have been...

Rusty Staub, man of faith

I did a guest column for the local paper recently describing the sort-of baseball games we made up and played endlessly in yards and streets back in the day. The Old Geezers liked it.

We had...

Heading toward transition

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

Will the May 4 edition of the Pittsburgh Catholic be a collectors’ item?

It could be, because it...


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