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St. Anthony of Padua relics to visit Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Catholic Staff Report

Two first-class relics of St. Anthony of Padua will tour the Diocese of Pittsburgh June 6-11.  At the invitation of Bishop David Zubik, Father Alessandro Ratti will accompany the relics... More

Pope Francis heading to Romania May 31-June 1

VATICAN CITY — When Pope Francis visits Romania May 31-June 1, he will helicopter to Sumuleu Ciuc, site of the country’s only major Marian shrine and an important place of pilgrimage...

St. John Vianney pilgrimage coming to Pittsburgh

A St. John Vianney relic pilgrimage supported by the Knights of Columbus will visit St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood June 4-5. It will feature the major relic of the...

'Tolkien' offers healing, hope

Director Dome Karukoski’s new biopic, “Tolkien,” pays heartfelt, passionate homage to the genesis and the genius of one of modern day’s greatest literary figures: J.R.R.

Missions draw parishes closer

From Butler County’s countryside to Pittsburgh’s urban neighborhoods to the suburban South Hills, parish missions held during Lent brought the faithful closer to one another and to...

Pope and Bulgarians give witness to peace

SOFIA, Bulgaria — Prayers for peace are important, but they must lead those praying to roll up their sleeves, reach out their hands and open their hearts, Pope Francis said at an...

Priest to mark jubilee

Father William Terza will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving May 19 in observance of his golden anniversary of priestly ordination. He was ordained May 10, 1969, at St. Paul Cathedral in...

Priest put on administrative leave

In a letter dated May 4, Bishop David Zubik informed parishioners of St. Ferdinand, St. Gregory and Holy Redeemer parishes that Father James Young had been placed on administrative leave...

Pokemon live feature is innovative extension

NEW YORK — Devotees of the global media juggernaut that takes its name from the Japanese for pocket monsters will no doubt welcome "Pokemon Detective Pikachu" (Warner Bros.), the first...

Wilderness camp open to high schoolers

The thrill of Christianity meets the rugged wilderness of Pennsylvania again this summer through Camp Lajas, a Catholic adventure camp for high school students. Begun last year, Camp Lajas...

Prayers for Sri Lanka

It was a simple message: Only through loving kindness can we dispel hate. More than a dozen representatives of various faiths gathered for “A Vigil for Sri Lanka” April 24 at...

Immigration network to meet in Pittsburgh

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network will bring its annual convening of legal practitioners to Downtown Pittsburgh May 29-31 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and Westin Convention...

Individuals honored for impact on community

Pittsburgh Steeler Ryan Shazier was among a group of community leaders honored at the 46th Annual Art Rooney Award Dinner and Auction April 29 to benefit the Catholic Youth Association of...

Holy Name Society awards Beaver County members

The Beaver County Holy Name Society honored members who have been exemplary in promoting the love, honor and respect for the name of Jesus with the presentation of the Blessed John of Vercelli...

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BLOOMING ON BAUM

Tomatoes, basil, herbs, geraniums and air plants are just some of the items on sale at the fourth annual “Blooming on Baum” plant sale Friday, May 24,...

Around the diocese

CATHOLIC SCHOOL PICNIC

Tickets are on sale for the annual Catholic school picnic at Kennywood Amusement Park in West Mifflin, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, on Tuesday,...

AROUND THE DIOCESE

STAR WARS BINGO

The Christian Mothers and Women's Guild of Holy Apostles Parish will host a Star Wars bingo on Saturday, May 4 in the parish's St. Basil church hall located in Pittsburgh's...

Around the diocese

CAR SHOW

The Car Society Club of La Roche University invites the public to its inaugural car show Saturday, May 4, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the parking lot of the...

Columns

Refugees lobby for federal program

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Refugee Admissions Program is one of the best of humanitarian efforts helping vulnerable people in the world and it should be praised as a success story, not...

Making friends with scientists

“We should take a much humbler approach to knowledge,” the world famous physicist told Scientific American magazine. The “we” in that sentence is Marcelo Gleiser’s...

Mary, our model for a richer humanity

The events of Mary’s life reveal themselves each time we pray the rosary, but have we meditated on them in relation to our everyday experience? It is not enough that we prove our devotion to...


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