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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 he

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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, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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 Pittsburg

Calendar of Events

SUNDAY, MAY 19 Cabbage roll dinner, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Michael Parish, 97 Highland Ave., Avella. Dinner is part of “Welcome to Our Parish” event sponsored by parish grouping. Tickets are

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 interreligious

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 “pendi

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 fello

Be open to the influence of God

QUESTION: I have come to the conclusion that my spiritual life is very “ordinary.” I am usually fine with that. But sometimes I hear or read about people who have mystical experiences. I

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 live-act

Liturgical celebrations honor Mary

QUESTION: Just how many feast days does the Blessed Virgin Mary have in the Catholic Church? ANSWER: The Catholic Church’s liturgical calendar has changed over the centuries. Its most recent pu

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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, June 11, with fun and g

A good slap upside the head

Recently, God came down from heaven and gave me a good slap upside the head. WHACK! I am not kidding you. You see, even though I didn’t realize it, part of my life needed a serious course corre

Calendar of Events

SATURDAY, MAY 11 Flea market and bake sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Holy Spirit Byzantine Catholic Parish, 4815 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. Sale includes home decor, clothes, books, t

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 Carrick ne

Profile of women religious rising at Vatican

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican can move at a snail’s pace but looking back over the past six years, the profile of women, especially women religious, at Vatican events has risen sharply. The

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 immerses h

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 Center

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 Heinz Memori

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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...

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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...

Profile of women religious rising at Vatican

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican can move at a snail’s pace but looking back over the past six years, the profile of women, especially women religious, at Vatican events has risen...


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