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By Bob De Witt Correspondent

Father Tom Lewandowski remembers growing up in Duquesne when the sprawling steel mill employed thousands, pews were packed every Sunday in the city’s four Catholic churches and students... More

Young adults SEEK, find peace in Christ

The Fellowship of Catholic University Students invited teenagers and young adults to “encounter something more” at the biannual SEEK conference in Indianapolis. From Jan. 3-7, more...

Veteran journalist analyzes grand jury report

WASHINGTON — The conclusion reached by a Pennsylvania grand jury that six of the state’s Catholic dioceses acted “in virtual lockstep” to cover up abuse allegations and...

Author's advice: Get off the hamster wheel

Mark Joseph has a message for you. It’s about God’s unconditional love and what it can do for your life. To spread the message, he has written a book, started a website and is...

Reeves portrays earnest researcher in new film

NEW YORK — The scientist who serves as the main character of the dull sci-fi misfire "Replicas" (Entertainment Studios) has clearly failed to heed the wisdom of Motown. Had he done so,...

Parish groupings focus on faith formation

On a recent wintery day, faith formation leaders from five parishes gathered in a converted classroom to seize what the ancient Greeks called kairos: “a proper or opportune time for crucial...

Bishops take part in weeklong retreat

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Catholic bishops took part in a closed-door retreat Jan. 2-8 at Mundelein Seminary at the University of St. Mary of the Lake near Chicago to prayerfully consider ways...

Central Catholic grad claims racing title

Kris Wright a Central Catholic High School graduate is cementing himself as a "bright rising star" in the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) Prototype Challenge (PC) series.

Music career began in local honors band

Kelly Zimba, principal flutist for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, remembers well her involvement in the Pittsburgh Diocesan Instrumental Music Program. As a student at St. Louise de...

Tree of Life collection at least $222,000

A diocesan collection to raise money for the three Jewish congregations that worship at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood has so far raised at least $222,000,...

'Holmes & Watson' far from elementary

NEW YORK — Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary detective and his doctor sidekick are given a comedic makeover in "Holmes & Watson" (Columbia). A successful result, however, is far from...

Abuse summit, trips on pope's agenda for 2019

VATICAN CITY — Many people have big expectations that Pope Francis will take major steps in 2019 to address the clerical sexual abuse crisis. He has called the presidents of the...

Brother accused of sexual abuse

The Diocese of Pittsburgh recently received an allegation that Christian Brother David Trichtinger sexually abused a student at Seton LaSalle High School when he worked there as a counselor in the...

Panama opens its doors to world's young people

VATICAN CITY — As World Youth Day in Panama draws near, organizers said they are prepared to make young people from around the globe feel right at home. While warm temperatures will...

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PARISH MISSION

St. Catherine of Sweden Parish in Hampton Township will host its annual parish mission, Sunday through Wednesday, Jan. 20-23. Mission will be led by Franciscan...

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COME TO ME

“Come to Me” is the theme of the next festival of praise at St. Albert the Great Church of Holy Apostles Parish in Baldwin on Saturday, Jan. 12, from...

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SPIRITUAL THERAPEUTIC RECOVERY

St. Catherine of Sweden Parish in Hampton Township continues its Spiritual Therapeutic Recovery Ministry for those struggling with a loved...

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FREE ROSARY MAKING

A free rosary making workshop will be Saturday, Jan. 5, from noon-2 p.m. at the Legion of Mary Home, 1705 Brownsville Road in Pittsburgh’s Carrick...

Columns

Number of Catholics little changed in Congress

WASHINGTON — In most election cycles, there may be 30 to 50 new members of Congress. For 2019, there are 89 — and a 90th may yet be headed for Capitol Hill based on how a disputed...

New spokeswomen standing up for life

She has green hair and she has blue hair. They’re young, stylish, clever, and I suspect listen to bands I’ve never heard of. And they’ve given their lives to defending the...

When Roe is no more

The replacement of Justice Anthony Kennedy by Justice Brett Kavanaugh on the U.S. Supreme Court has inspired great hope among pro-life Americans that Roe v. Wade’s days could be...


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