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Diocese plans Light Up Night activities Nov. 17

Light Up Night in Downtown Pittsburgh has long signaled the approach of Advent, and this Nov. 17 will mark the fifth year that the Diocese of Pittsburgh will host a Light Up Night booth in Point Stat

Changes in parish Mass schedules are likely

QUESTION: I understand that there will be changes in parish Mass schedules as we move forward with the On Mission initiative. When will this all take place, and what is behind this? ANSWER: Mass sche

Teens get in touch with homeless

At 10 p.m. on the night before Halloween, “Devil's Night” took on a different meaning for youths from St. Joseph Parish in O'Hara Township. By participating in a “Saints & Heroe

'Mass intentions' benefit the faithful

This is the latest in a series of regular columns about On Mission for The Church Alive! November is the month of the dead. It’s when Catholics make a special effort to remember their deceased

App teaches blessings, how to pray in ASL

VATICAN CITY — When Sister Kathleen Schipani found out she was usually the very first person to teach deaf children to pray, she decided there had to be an app to fix that. Learning to pray usu

Putting out the welcome mat

One of the realities of my being a bishop is that, when I visit a parish for Mass, the priests and the faithful are intentionally at their best. The church is usually full, the musicians are well-reh

Catching FIRE in the Spirit

If the Catholic Church is to thrive, said Greensburg Bishop Edward Malesic, it must go from “maintenance” to “mission.” “A church that just maintains itself will never d

Human dignity began when St. Peter cried

Catholic Sense Remember poor St. Peter before he was a saint? He was one of history’s most famous screw-ups. He told Jesus, “I’m all in, with you 100 percent, got your back, you can

There are many reasons for dreams

QUESTION: Among the ways in which God can speak to us, what value should we put on the dreams that we have?   ANSWER: God used many different ways to speak to people in the Bible, and dreams are

Access changes for noon TV Mass

The St. Mary of Mercy noon Mass, which was carried on Verizon FiOS for many years, went off the air Oct. 25 when the channel that had carried it went out of business. However, a local Christian stati

Pondering our purpose

Since 1976, the Catholic Church in the United States has celebrated National Vocations Awareness Week as a means of reminding all people about their call from God. All of us at some point have most l

Calendar of Events

SATURDAY, NOV. 11 Festival of Praise, “Hearts of Thankfulness,” 7-8:30 p.m., St. Albert the Great Church of Holy Apostles Parish, 3171 Churchview Ave., Baldwin. SUNDAY, NOV. 12 Turkey bin

AROUND THE DIOCESE

CHORAL WORKSHOP National Pastoral Musicians Pittsburgh welcomes Michael Kemp, renowned conductor and author, who will present “A Choral Workshop: A Kemp ‘Booster’ Shot,” on Sa

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AROUND THE DIOCESE

CHORAL WORKSHOP

National Pastoral Musicians Pittsburgh welcomes Michael Kemp, renowned conductor and author, who will present “A Choral Workshop: A Kemp ‘Booster’...

Oct. 28-Nov. 6

CORRECTION

The time for the Sacred Music in Sacred Space concert on Sunday, Oct. 29 listed in the Oct. 20 issue had the incorrect time. Catholic Cemeteries Association will host a...

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STRENGTH OF CREATIVE SPIRIT

Seton Hill University’s National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education, Graduate Art Therapy Program and Social Work Program are sponsoring...

Around the Diocese

SOLEMN HIGH MASS

St. John XXIII Latin Mass Quasi Parish will celebrate the 10th anniversary of “Summorum Pontificum,” Pope Benedict’s motu proprio in 2007, at a...

Columns

'Mass intentions' benefit the faithful

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

November is the month of the dead.

It’s when Catholics make a special effort to remember...

Human dignity began when St. Peter cried

Catholic Sense

Remember poor St. Peter before he was a saint? He was one of history’s most famous screw-ups. He told Jesus, “I’m all in, with you 100 percent, got your...

Pondering our purpose

Since 1976, the Catholic Church in the United States has celebrated National Vocations Awareness Week as a means of reminding all people about their call from God. All of us at some point have...


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