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Young adults advise bishop

Bishop David Zubik asked young adults to give their honest feedback. They did just that.About 100 of them gathered Jan. 5 at St. Paul Seminary in Crafton to offer input on the planning initiative On M ...

New corporation to operate 116 parish cemeteries

Bishop David Zubik recently announced the establishment of a new nonprofit corporation to oversee the administration and operation of all 116 cemeteries associated with 78 parishes in the Diocese of P ...

Program meets needs of divorced, separated

There are two groups of people who particularly need the support of the church, said Deacon Ralph Bachner. People who have lost a loved one to death and those who are struggling with separation and di ...

Take a risk by following Jesus, pope says at Mass

VATICAN CITY — Following Jesus and entering into a relationship with him comes with risks, including the risk of looking foolish sometimes, Pope Francis said.The Gospels are full of stories abou ...

Helping those who are most in need

His Catholic faith led Sean DeYoung to an occupation that focuses on helping people.With an undergraduate degree from St. Francis University in Loretto and a master’s in social work from Florida ...

Follow @BishopZubik on Twitter

Bishop David Zubik has entered the “Twitter-sphere.” Using the Twitter handle @BishopZubik, he has begun sending out tweets to followers on a wide range of topics.It’s a reversal of ...

Panel says voting rights need strengthening

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Voting rights advocates discussed the disenfranchisement of voters in the United States, especially in the November election and said the system needs to improve.At the Jan. 1 ...

Romance and music bubble over in 'La La Land'

NEW YORK — Though it’s set in present-day Los Angeles, the comedy-drama “La La Land” (Lionsgate) takes a spirited stab at reviving the musicals of Hollywood’s golden age. ...

Reserve your bus seat

Buses will carry local Catholics to the nation’s capital for the annual March for Life. The following list from People Concerned for the Unborn Child includes contact information for bus captain ...

Get ready to pack your bags for France

Paris, Normandy and the Christian shrines of France. They await all who sign up for an unforgettable 10-day pilgrimage in October, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Catholic. Bishop David Zubik will be your ...

Cardinal Wuerl marks 50 years of priesthood

WASHINGTON — At a Mass commemorating the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington expressed thanks to God for his vocation, and he encouraged Cat ...

School News

St. Anthony program switches to two-classroom model

School News

St. Anthony School Programs will move to a two-classroom model at St. Thomas More School for the 2016-17 school year. The new set-up will offer a more age-appropriate setting for the progra ...

Students, educators honored nationally

School News

St. Joseph High School junior Isabelle Schroeder was one of 3,000 students from around the world to advance to the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest in College Park, Maryland.

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Students named 'Write Thing' winners

Catholic schools were well represented among the six overall winners in the annual “Do the Write Thing” Challenge, an initiative of the National Campaign to Stop Violence. 

The challen ...

Faith

Pope offers new beatitudes for saints of a new age

MALMO, Sweden — The saints are blessed because they were faithful and meek and cared for others, Pope Francis said.

At the end of an ecumenical trip to Sweden, Pope Francis celebrated the feast o ...

Around The Diocese

AROUND THE DIOCESE

PARISH MISSION

The public is invited to a parish mission conducted by speaker, author, evangelist and radio host Christina King at St. Catherine of Sweden Parish in Hampton Township, Jan. 15-19. The mi ...

AROUND THE DIOCESE

UNLOCKING THE MYSTERY

“Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible” is the title of an eight-session Bible study for adults and teens at St. Joseph Parish in Cabot. The video series, led by Jeff Cav ...

AROUND THE DIOCESE

ITALIAN FESTA

The deadline is approaching for purchasing tickets for St. Sebastian Parish’s Italian Festa on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 6-11 p.m., at the West View Fire Hall, 386 Perry Highway. Spon ...

AROUND THE DIOCESE

CHRISTMAS LIGHT

SPECTACULAR

Brighten your Christmas holiday with “Cosmic Color Ribbons,” appearing nightly through Jan. 15, from 6-11 p.m., in the parking lot of SS. Simon and Jude Parish in ...

Columns

Eucharist: Prayer of the entire church

QUESTION: Someone told me recently that the rosary is THE prayer of the Catholic Church. I am relatively new to the Catholic faith and was unsure of that. Is there some kind of priority list of p ...

Embrace a new beginning

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), the social reformer and novelist, once said, “Many people think of changing the world, but few people think of changing themselves.”

According to a recent Nielsen s ...

Fake news can be dangerous

“Fake news” has been all over the news since early December when an armed guy shot up a pizza place in Washington. He had read on the Internet that the restaurant was a front for a child t ...


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