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Vatican signs treaty to ban nuclear weapons

VATICAN CITY — The Holy See ratified and signed the new U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and the high-level Vatican diplomat who signed the treaty told a U.N. conference that

On Mission Commission makes recommendations

The On Mission Commission has made its recommendations to Bishop David Zubik regarding the parish groupings that will work together as part of the On Mission for The Church Alive! initiative. During

What the faith means to a baby boomer

It’s a sure sign of getting old. The small things that are none of my business start to bug me. A lot. People lugging around coffee, for example. Usually with a mermaid on it. There is no place

Music is a sign of God's love for us

QUESTION: I have never understood why the Catholic Church makes such a big deal about singing at Mass. I don’t get the point. Surely they did not sing at the Last Supper. I prefer a lot more qu

The oft-forgotten type of abuse: Neglect

Child maltreatment is the term used to refer to all types of abuse and neglect of anyone under the age of 18 by a parent, caregiver or other person with the responsibility for safeguarding the child.

From Nones to warriors

They’re called the “nones.” Emma Green of The Atlantic magazine reports that some parts of America have a lot more of them than others. Pittsburgh is not one of those. That would be

We must "regain the horizon"

This is the first in a series of regular columns about On Mission for The Church Alive! My dog, Zia, pulls. When we take our daily walks, I have a hard time keeping her at my side because she is so e

Items being collected for school in Texas

Like millions of others, Michele Gropelli felt helpless when she saw images of the damage inflicted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. But rather than just send money, the member of SS. John and Paul Pari

On Fire teaches how to live a holy life

Rebecca Pettigrew has a master’s degree in systematic theology and leads people into the Catholic Church as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults director at St. Louise de Marrillac Parish

Freed Indian Salesian meets Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY — One day after his release from captivity, Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil met with Pope Francis. According to the Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, the pope welcomed

Father Esposito to lead On Mission

Bishop David Zubik has appointed Father Samuel Esposito as episcopal vicar for implementation of the On Mission for The Church Alive! planning initiative, effective Oct. 1, 2017. For the past six yea

Faithful inspired at Summer Sessions

A phrase from the Nicene Creed captures what it means to be On Mission for The Church Alive!, Bishop David Zubik told thousands of faithful who attended four Summer Sessions to learn more about the p

Pope Francis offers prayers for flood victims

VATICAN CITY — After leading thousands of pilgrims in praying the Angelus, Pope Francis offered prayers for flood victims in Texas and Louisiana following a devastating hurricane that caused ma

Harvey's wrath still felt across Gulf Coast

HOUSTON — As the waters from Hurricane Harvey rose and fell, prayers uttered in Texas ranged from pleas for protection to asking God for the courage to live with charity and great patience, sai

'My country 'tis of thee ...'

When I was a first-grader, my teacher, Sister Eustelle, tried to give us a well-rounded education in reading, writing, arithmetic and religion. In each of these academic disciplines she helped us tru

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AUDITIONS

St. Vincent Camerata will hold auditions for vocalists at St. Vincent College in Latrobe on Mondays, Aug. 7, 14 and 21, and Tuesdays, Aug. 8, 15 and 22. For more...

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CELEBRANT SINGERS

The Celebrant Singers will be live in concert at St. Cecelia Parish in Rochester on Tuesday, July 25, and St. Richard Parish in Richland Township on...

Around the diocese

PROMISE OF

CHRISTMAS

Christmas is coming to Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill neighborhood on Sunday, July 16, from 1-4 p.m. as St. Anthony Chapel presents a...

Around the Diocese

MESSAGES OF FATIMA

St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Perrysville is sponsoring a monthly series celebrating the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. Next...

Columns

What the faith means to a baby boomer

It’s a sure sign of getting old. The small things that are none of my business start to bug me. A lot. People lugging around coffee, for example. Usually with a mermaid on it.

There is...

From Nones to warriors

They’re called the “nones.” Emma Green of The Atlantic magazine reports that some parts of America have a lot more of them than others. Pittsburgh is not one of those. That would...

We must "regain the horizon"

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

My dog, Zia, pulls. When we take our daily walks, I have a hard time keeping her at my side because...

The oft-forgotten type of abuse: Neglect

Child maltreatment is the term used to refer to all types of abuse and neglect of anyone under the age of 18 by a parent, caregiver or other person with the responsibility for safeguarding the...


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