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New document addresses challenges of evangelizing

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY — While digital communications and social media can be used as a tool of evangelization and a place of dialogue with others, they also can be lonely environments where young people More

'Easter us, O God'

“Resurrexit sicut dixit, alleluia, alleluia! He is risen as he said, alleluia, alleluia!” For all who are Christian, Easter is the event without equal. Easter marks our salvation! Easter

Seven-church visits planned for Holy Thursday

Parishioners in the Diocese of Pittsburgh have a tradition of visiting seven churches on Holy Thursday, which is an ancient practice probably originating in Rome. Pilgrims visited seven basilicas as

Speakers inspire men to live in joy, humility

Because Jesus opens his heart to us, Bishop David Zubik said, we can leave behind our sins, guilt and sense of worthlessness. No matter what we do, we receive the grace of forgiveness through th

The Light has risen!

My dear Sisters and Brothers of the Church of Pittsburgh: You’ve heard the expression, “The light at the end of the tunnel.” That’s Easter. Easter is the light that leads us f

Family of 10 still a model of faith, fidelity

When Eleanor and David Devlin looked at their family photo and story that appeared on the front page of the Pittsburgh Catholic newspaper 40 years ago it reminded them of how busy they were raising e

Pope: Devil targets those who despair

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Sometimes Christians seem to prefer complaining and being unhappy in life, but that makes them a perfect target for the devil, Pope Francis said in a morning homily. “

Candlelight pro-life vigil planned for April 14

A candlelight/balloon light vigil is set for Sunday, April 14, from 6-7 p.m. outside the Planned Parenthood facility at 933 Liberty Ave. in Downtown Pittsburgh. The vigil is one of more than 125 taki

College campus ministries make disciples

They come from different generations, but Zach Temple and Father Terry O’Connor share a common bond. Both decided to enter the Catholic Church while they were 19-year-old college students. Fath

Woman counts on faith to reunite with husband

WASHINGTON — In the quest to bring her deported Mexican husband, Marcos, back to the United States to live with her and their four children, Elizabeth Perez has frequently turned to prayer. Not

Damaged fruit

In his book, “Descending Fire: The Journal of a Soul Aflame,” Father Jean Petit cites St. Thérèse of Lisieux as having said that she liked “to see fruits fall before they

Around the Diocese

DIVINE MERCY • St. Sebastian Parish in Ross Township invites Catholic community to pray the solemn novena and chaplet of Divine Mercy for nine consecutive days. Novena will be prayed at parish

Weekly calendar

MONDAY, APRIL 15 Tenebrae service, 7:30 p.m., St. Mary Church of St. Juan Diego Parish, 210 Garnier St., Sharpsburg. TUESDAY, APRIL 16 Dinner and speaker, 6:30 p.m., St. Barbara Parish, 45 Prestley R

Palm Sunday 'crowd' explained

QUESTION: In the Passion narratives, we are told that the whole city of Jerusalem came out to greet Jesus. Then how is it that five days later they were all shouting to crucify him?   ANSWER: Fr

Priest placed on leave due to allegation

Bishop David Zubik has placed Father Thomas Wilson on administrative leave following an allegation of inappropriate behavior with a minor that did not involve sexual contact. Father Wilson, 74, who h

Spread mercy, build fraternity, pope urges

RABAT, Morocco — Celebrating Mass with members of Morocco’s tiny Catholic community, Pope Francis praised them for the many ways they “bear witness to the Gospel of mercy in this la

Starting over for Easter

We’re close to the end of Lent, and you may be feeling that you have blown whatever discipline you tried this year. Even just being kinder to people may have proved too hard because some people

Mormons differ in Christian beliefs

QUESTION: I read that the Mormons recently dedicated a new temple in Rome. The articles that commented on it said that this dedication was a sign that “… Catholics and Mormons were gettin

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Around The Diocese

Around the Diocese

DIVINE MERCY

St. Sebastian Parish in Ross Township invites Catholic community to pray the solemn novena and chaplet of Divine Mercy for nine consecutive days.

Around the diocese

TENEBRAE SERVICE

The choir of Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill neighborhood will present a Tenebrae service of darkness Monday, April 8, at 7...

Around the diocese

OUR JOURNEY

The Catholic parishes of Carnegie, Green Tree and Scott Township will host “Our Journey with God,” presented by Maria Killian, Tuesday-Thursday, April...

Around the Diocese

SIX STEPS TO SANITY

Transfiguration and St. Victor parishes invite those dealing with the addiction of a loved one to its Six Steps to Sanity program, which meets Thursdays at 7...

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Woman counts on faith to reunite with husband

WASHINGTON — In the quest to bring her deported Mexican husband, Marcos, back to the United States to live with her and their four children, Elizabeth Perez has frequently turned to...

Damaged fruit

In his book, “Descending Fire: The Journal of a Soul Aflame,” Father Jean Petit cites St. Thérèse of Lisieux as having said that she liked “to see fruits fall before...


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