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Students, educators honored nationally

School NewsSt. 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. ...

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 ...

Quigley Catholic graduation

Quigley Catholic High School in Baden will hold combined baccalaureate Mass and commencement exercises for its 41 graduating seniors. The ceremonies will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at St. Ferdi ...

Quigley mock trial team wins state title

After winning the state title, Quigley Catholic High School’s mock trial team is headed to the national championships May 12-14 in Boise, Idaho.The school in Baden, Beaver County, successfully d ...

Sports Night gala raises money for Catholic school

The North Side Friends and Neighbors honored Pirates skipper Clint Hurdle and Tim Carey, merchandise director for the Pittsburgh Steelers, with its North Side Hall of Fame Award at the 18th Annual Gal ...

Diocese, Carlow partner to offer tuition support

Carlow University, in partnership with the Diocese of Pittsburgh, will recognize the commitment of parents who chose to invest in a Catholic elementary and secondary education for their children by of ...

Technology upgrades are high priority in schools

Our Lady of GraceThe school is embarking on a preschool-through-eighth-grade initiative to expose all students to creative problem solving by introducing them to interdisciplinary projects that use 21 ...

St. Vitus students receive state science awards

Eighteen of St. Vitus School’s seventh- and eighth-graders participated in the 58th annual Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Region IX competition in February at Slippery Rock University. T ...

St. Joseph High School students receive awards

The following school news items are from the 2014-15 year. Three St. Joseph High School students were honored in March at the 51st Annual Pennsylvania Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at State ...

News

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 ...

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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