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Bishops' actions called a 'work in progress'

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service

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 a heavie More

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 sometimes d

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SUNDAY, JUNE 23 Spiritual enrichment, “Why Do I Do What I Don’t Want to Do,” offered by Father Michael Decewicz, 2 p.m., Madonna of Jerusalem Church of St. Juan Diego Parish, 200 Ni

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 init

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 child.

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 St

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 youth h

We respect Jesus in various ways

QUESTION: I firmly believe that respect for the body of Christ has decreased since the completion of the Second Vatican Council. I know not everyone agrees with me, but am I that wrong?   ANSWER

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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. Volunteers will start

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 assembly of th

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 priests and the

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 dedicated”

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,” they sang. &

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 forgotten. Pittsburgh’

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 p.

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 parti

Humanism is centered on people

QUESTION: I was with a group of neighbors and they were talking about religion. Someone asked new neighbors what religion they were. They answered that they were “humanists.” I have no id

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 qu

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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.

Around the Diocese

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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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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