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St. Anthony honored in parish celebration

By JOHN FRANKO Staff Writer

Celebrations honoring St. Anthony of Padua have a rich tradition in the church. It is a commemoration that Father Joseph Luisi, pastor of North American Martyrs Parish in Monroeville/Pitcairn, hopes More

God reaches out to us through others

QUESTION: At times I find myself deeply troubled about my faith in God. For example, when I see such bloodshed in our streets day after day, I wonder if God really cares. Why won’t God interven

How to promote religious liberty

The Fortnight for Freedom, which we’ve been celebrating each year at the end of June and beginning of July, has recently been reconfigured. Beginning this year, Religious Freedom Week is to be

Around the Diocese

CONNECT NIGHT Public is invited to Holy Trinity Parish in Robinson Township on Monday, June 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria for “Connect Night,” a casual evening featuring s

Pope Francis advances sainthood causes

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis issued decrees advancing the sainthood cause of four candidates, including a widowed mother of nine from Mexico, who founded groups for laypeople as well as tw

Catholic in spirit and soul

Stephen King has a new one – “The Outsider.” I’ll take it. We’ve been together a long time. I wasn’t with him when he was peddling stories to men’s magazines

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SATURDAY, JUNE 24 Monthly breakfast, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., cafeteria of St. Joseph Parish, 1125 Leishman Ave., New Kensington. Menu features pancakes, sausage, ham and eggs. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus

Iraqi iconographer honors his Syriac roots

BEIRUT — When Islamic State fighters overran Qaraqosh, Iraq, in the summer of 2014, Mothana Butres was able to grab only a single volume from his father's collection of thousands of Syriac book

Move out of your comfort zone

This is the latest in a series of columns about On Mission for The Church Alive! Don’t change my Mass time! For those who regularly worship at their parishes, the times of the weekend liturgica

'Won't You Be My Neighbor?': Bring tissues

NEW YORK — First off, to answer everyone’s question about “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” (Focus), the cheerful and reverent documentary about Fred Rogers, creator and host

Couples living together before marriage

QUESTION: I am living with my boyfriend and we want to be married in the Catholic Church. Before contacting the local priest, I wanted to know in general how the Catholic Church feels about people wh

Vatican volume tracks church statistics

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis called for a special Synod of Bishops to focus on the Amazon region not primarily because of the rainforest’s key role in the ecological health of the planet,

Animals can help comfort victims of child abuse

The welfare of the child is always the most important factor of any equation that involves keeping children safe. As caring adults, we may be presented with a situation that urges us to report our co

Weekly Calendar

TUESDAY, JUNE 19 Divine Mercy holy hour, 7 p.m., St. Paul Parish, 128 N. McKean St., Butler. Includes prayers for family healing, Divine Mercy chaplet and Benediction. Marian-Medjugorje Mass with ado

Most fundamental human right is hope, pope says

VATICAN CITY — The theory that well-being will automatically flow down to everyone from the riches of the few is "a lie," Pope Francis said. The beatitudes show the way, he said, because they s

Around the DIocese

VATICAN EXPRESS St. Raphael Parish in Pittsburgh’s Morningside/Stanton Heights neighborhood will host a vacation Bible school titled “The Vatican Express” for ages pre-kindergarten

Students receive Junior Achievement scholarships

Catholic school students in the Diocese of Pittsburgh were awarded scholarships from Junior Achievement at the annual JA Scholarship Luncheon on June 1 at the LeMont Restaurant in Pittsburgh’s

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CONNECT NIGHT

Public is invited to Holy Trinity Parish in Robinson Township on Monday, June 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria for “Connect Night,” a...

Around the DIocese

VATICAN EXPRESS

St. Raphael Parish in Pittsburgh’s Morningside/Stanton Heights neighborhood will host a vacation Bible school titled “The Vatican Express” for...

Around the Diocese

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

Listening Friends Grief and Loss Support Group will begin its summer program with viewing of the 20-minute DVD, “Tear Soup: Grieving the Loss of a Loved...

Around the DIocese

RENEWING BAPTISMAL CALLING

“Renewing Our Baptismal Calling” is the theme of the next Festival of Praise on Saturday, June 9, from 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Albert the Great...

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How to promote religious liberty

The Fortnight for Freedom, which we’ve been celebrating each year at the end of June and beginning of July, has recently been reconfigured. Beginning this year, Religious Freedom Week is to...

Catholic in spirit and soul

Stephen King has a new one – “The Outsider.” I’ll take it. We’ve been together a long time.

I wasn’t with him when he was peddling stories to men’s...

Move out of your comfort zone

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

Don’t change my Mass time!

For those who regularly worship at their parishes, the times of the...


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