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Catholic Schools Week events set

By William Hill Correspondent

Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 28-Feb. 3, is a joint project of the National Catholic Educational Association and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. This year marks the 44th anniversary of the wee More

Chimbote mission team members sought

A no-obligation information session is set for Tuesday, Jan. 30, for anyone interested in serving on a mission team this summer to Chimbote, Peru. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the Cardinals’

What makes a parish 'vibrant?'

This is the latest in a series of regular columns about On Mission for The Church Alive! A few months ago I had the amazing opportunity to spend some time with one of my role models, Father James Mal

A slippery slope

His dying mother asked him, “How do I get out of this mess?” A physician, Ronald Pies, worried that she might ask him to help her die because he couldn’t do it for her. I know the f

Judgment of Galileo was wrong

QUESTION: Does the Catholic Church ever admit that it was wrong? For example, with Galileo.   ANSWER: Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa, Italy, on Feb. 15, 1564. He was a philosopher, physicist,

Around the Diocese

NEW COURSE ON AGING Registration is being accepted for a new course on aging, being offered at Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Blvd. in McCandless Township, on Thursdays from

Weekly Calendar

SATURDAY, JAN. 27 Renaissance and Baroque concert, 8 p.m., Synod Hall, 125 N. Craig St., Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. The Baltimore Consort will present a brand new program, “The Fo

Pope marries couple on flight during Chilean trip

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT TO IQUIQUE, Chile — Love was literally in the air as Pope Francis performed an impromptu wedding ceremony at 36,000 feet aboard his flight in Chile. During his flight to

Christmas: One lasting word

No doubt. The decorations are down. Ornaments carefully packed. Boxes stored until December. Memories of Christmas 2017 are nestled in the heart. As we have once again focused on the real meaning of

Forming selfless, energetic leaders

The On Mission for The Church Alive! prayer asks God to “Raise up selfless, energetic leaders to serve the church in fidelity and with care.” Gary Fritsch has answered that call, bringing

Conversion classic

It’s said that Robert Hugh Benson’s conversion to Roman Catholicism was an act of rebellion against his father, Edward White Benson, archbishop of Canterbury from 1883 until his death in

Catholics reconcile two different perspectives

WASHINGTON — When Cardinal Joseph Bernardin offered the idea that the church could approach its concern for protecting human dignity in tackling abortion, euthanasia, poverty and peace under a

'He brought me back to my faith'

My life was changed on Nov. 17, 2013, and took a turn for the worse two days later. I was in eighth grade at St. Sylvester School, sitting in my sixth-period social studies class. The loudspeaker ran

Winter warming station reopens

Those looking to get some relief from the bitter cold are receiving a warm welcome at Catholic Charities in Downtown Pittsburgh. The social service agency has reopened its winter warming station in t

New energy enlivens Strip District parish

It was a Friday night in Pittsburgh’s Strip District, so it wasn’t a surprise that the place was jumping. It was quickly filling up, and there was a feeling of real joy and fellowship. Bu

'Active love' needed to further King's legacy

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The federal holiday honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is “an important time to recommit ourselves to the Gospel message he preached,” said Cardinal Daniel

Men's group collecting items for homeless

With record low temperatures in recent weeks, Catholic Men’s Fellowship of Pittsburgh is responding to help the homeless stay warm. CMF is seeking donations of jeans, hooded sweaters, boots, he

Pope, Turkey's president discuss Jerusalem

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke by telephone Dec. 29 about the status of Jerusalem. Paloma Garcia Ovejero, vice director of the Vatican press

We treasure our faith traditions

This is the latest in a series of regular columns about On Mission for The Church Alive! Recently I had the privilege of teaching a course on Catholic Church history to the 12 men in our diocesan dea

Weekly Calendar

SATURDAY, JAN. 13 Festival of Praise, “Strength from Heaven,” 7-8:30 p.m., St. Albert the Great Church of Holy Apostles Parish, 3171 Churchview Ave., Baldwin. Includes adoration, worship

'Thank you for your service'

Together with another Little Sister, I was invited to represent our congregation at a somewhat exclusive reception during the Christmas season. We were happy to bring two of our residents along with

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Around The Diocese

Around the Diocese

NEW COURSE ON AGING

Registration is being accepted for a new course on aging, being offered at Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Blvd. in McCandless...

Around the Diocese

EPIPHANY EXPERIENCE

The parishes of St. Joseph and St. Mary of Czestochowa in New Kensington present “The Epiphany Experience” on Sunday, Jan. 7, at 2 p.m. (choral...

Around the Diocese

ITALIAN FESTA

Public is invited to join St. Sebastian Parish in Ross Township to celebrate its patron saint with an Italian Festa on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 6-11 p.m. at the...

Around the Diocese

CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES

• Risen Lord, Pittsburgh’s Marshall/Shadeland neighborhood: CE, 4 p.m.; CD, 11 a.m.

• St. Susanna, Penn...

Columns

Conversion classic

It’s said that Robert Hugh Benson’s conversion to Roman Catholicism was an act of rebellion against his father, Edward White Benson, archbishop of Canterbury from 1883 until his death...

A slippery slope

His dying mother asked him, “How do I get out of this mess?” A physician, Ronald Pies, worried that she might ask him to help her die because he couldn’t do it for her.

I...

Catholics reconcile two different perspectives

WASHINGTON — When Cardinal Joseph Bernardin offered the idea that the church could approach its concern for protecting human dignity in tackling abortion, euthanasia, poverty and peace under...

What makes a parish 'vibrant?'

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

A few months ago I had the amazing opportunity to spend some time with one of my role models, Father...


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