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'Captain Marvel' film reveals superhero's origins

By John Mulderig Catholic News Service

NEW YORK — Wit, positive messages and lavish production values buoy the origin story “Captain Marvel” (Disney). While some of the mythos in this adaptation of various strands of... More

Faithful excited for Newman's canonization

Blessed John Henry Newman is highly regarded because of the depth of his thoughts and the way he was able to bring an ancient church with tradition into conversation with the modern world...

Seeking Christ's holy face

MANOPPELLO, Italy — At the Shrine of the Holy Face in Manoppello, visitors see a transparent cloth encased between two glass panes within an ornate silver frame above the sanctuary’s...

Ember Days this month

The next three-day cycle of Ember Days will be March 13, 15 and 16 for the Year of Repentance in light of the scandal of child sexual abuse. Special observances are called for on Ember Days:...

Top 10 movies and family films of 2018

NEW YORK — 2018 was an especially strong year both for documentaries and for fictional films exploring real-life issues, the ramifications of racism in particular. Other timely topics...

March 24 Mass to mark beatification of foundress

Greensburg Bishop Edward Malesic will commemorate the beatification of Blessed Clelia Merloni, foundress of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, at a Mass Sunday, March 24, at 11:30...

Young voices to fill cathedral March 30

A unique experience awaits Catholic youth choir members in southwestern Pennsylvania at the end of March. School and parish choir members in fourth through 12th grades are invited to...

Things to know about Lent, Ash Wednesday

WASHINGTON — Ash Wednesday is March 6 this year. Here are some things to know about Ash Wednesday and the kickoff to Lent: In the Table of Liturgical Days, which ranks the different...

List of Lenten activities planned at parishes

Below are listings submitted to the Pittsburgh Catholic of services and activities occurring during Lent in parishes and other organizations throughout the diocese. Parishes are listed by...

Former North Side school plans reunion

Patty Aguglia Liebman said that graduates of the former St. Boniface School on Pittsburgh’s North Side are close because, even though many of them had little in the way of material...

Lenten regulations from the Diocese of Pittsburgh

The penitential season of Lent calls all of us to acts of repentance through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Since Lent retains its ancient penitential character, the faithful should be reminded...

Bishop Zubik ready to release pastoral letter

As this issue of the Pittsburgh Catholic went to press, Bishop David Zubik was making the final edits on his pastoral letter, titled “The Church Healing,” responding to concerns about...

Parish Share drive meets varied needs

The 2019 Parish Share campaign kicks off this weekend (March 2-3) with a renewed focus on how donations help parishes and the wider Church of Pittsburgh respond to important needs. Parish...

Day in the life of a hockey reporter

Hockey fans from around the world turned their attention to Pittsburgh Feb. 13. That evening’s game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Edmonton Oilers pinned two of the National Hockey...

Bishop David Zubik's statement on McCarrick

Pope Francis’ action to dismiss the former cardinal and retired archbishop of Washington, D.C., Theodore McCarrick, from the clerical state, demonstrates the pope’s commitment to...

Religious superiors admit slowness to act

VATICAN CITY — Twisted ideas of power and authority in the Catholic Church have contributed to the clerical sexual abuse crisis, leaders of religious orders said, but sometimes the positive...

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FISH FRIES

Northside Catholic Assumption Academy, Brighton Heights

Fridays of Lent, including Good Friday, 3-6:30 p.m., Axmacher Hall (below St. Cyril Church), 3854...

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FISH FRIES

St. Alphonsus,

West Sunbury

Fridays of Lent, except Good Friday, 4-6 p.m., St. Louis Church hall, 202 W. State St. Menu features: baked or...

Around the Diocese

READING OUR

REALITY

The Western Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English will host “A Pop-Up Symposium: Reading Our Reality” on Friday, March 8,...

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LENTEN SERIES

Public invited to join Father Michael Maranowski at St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Perrysville for a three-part series, “Personalizing Your Lenten Journey,...

Columns

How Jesus can change your mind

The church tells us to pray more during Lent, as part of her general instruction to up our game. In theory that ought to be easy, but in practice some of us struggle. Sometimes we struggle to find...

The game of Lent

A Protestant pastor among my Facebook friends once declared that he didn’t want to hear what anyone else was giving up for Lent. He asked if people had forgotten Matthew 6. That’s the...

Father, forgive them. They know not what they do

These words of Jesus spoken from the cross defy understanding. Those he forgave mocked him, spat upon him, scourged and crucified him. How could he forgive them? Does he really expect us to do the...


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