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National 40 Days for Life leader visits Pittsburgh

There is much to be hopeful about in the fight against abortion, said Shawn Carney, president and CEO of 40 Days for Life. There have been 45 years of legal abortion in the United States, he noted, a

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MONDAY, NOV. 5 Prayers for healing, for victims of abuse and their families, clergy and church, 7 p.m, Sisters of St. Joseph  chapel, 1020 State St., Baden. Refreshments and social will follow s

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PRAYER AND VENERATION St. Anthony Chapel in Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill neighborhood will have sung evening prayers before the Blessed Sacrament on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. Following prayer wil

Delegates 'share the journey' with refugees

VATICAN CITY — Honduran Bishop Jose Antonio Canales of Danli said that, given what is going on in his country and throughout Central America, he had to walk in the “Share the Journey̶

'Blessed by your generosity'

With all that has been going on in the diocese, it was only natural that there would be questions about how it would affect attendance at the 53rd Annual Peru Mission Dinner. Dr. Patrick Joyce, direc

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SATURDAY, OCT. 27 75 percent closeout clearance rummage sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Aloysius Parish, 3610 Mount Troy Road, Reserve Township. Featuring 18 rooms and three garages of items, including furn

Science, faith see things differently

What do you say to the heart-broken mother whose child chose science over Catholicism? Last time, I wrote about a mother who spoke up after a parish talk I gave. Her daughter had lost her faith at me

Parishes sharing ministry resources

Sarah Vignere knows the Catholic faith, but she hadn’t been very involved in teaching it to her two children. Thanks to a new partnership among four parishes and with support from her husband,

Book of Revelation full of symbolism

QUESTION: I am trying to read the New Testament Book of Revelation. What do we know about its author, purpose and meaning?   ANSWER: Questions have arisen regarding the book’s author. We k

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IMPLICIT BIAS The Race and Reconciliation Dialogue Group of St. Paul Cathedral Parish will host a talk by Betty Pickett on “Implicit Bias: The Human Element in Hidden Racism,” Sunday, Oct

Conquering the mountain

In May, I got a jump-start on my new appointment for the On Mission for The Church Alive! initiative. Rather than wait until October to change assignments, I was asked to start immediately on a secon

'Pray, hope and don't worry'

No matter how good, no one gets a pass. Not even a saint. The founder of the Catholic University of Milan — a priest and physician — described this saint as “an ignorant and self-mu

Donations sought to preserve Pittsburgh Creche

The Pittsburgh Creche is possibly the last larger-than-life ecumenical display depicting the true meaning of Christmas in southwestern Pennsylvania and far beyond. But the Pittsburgh community is in

Bishops: Synod already leading to innovations

VATICAN CITY — Even on the ninth day of the 25-day-long Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith and vocational discernment, two bishops said they already had ideas for things they would wan

The best of times, the worst of times

It’s that famous Charles Dickens’ opening line to “A Tale of Two Cities,” his novel of the French Revolution: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times …

Pope urges end to hunger

ROME (CNS) — At a time of technological and scientific progress, “we ought to feel shame” for not having advanced in “humanity and solidarity” enough to feed the world&#

Children must own their life choices

QUESTION: I did all I could to raise my children in the Catholic faith. Now all but one has left the Catholic Church. I am not sure if they really know how badly I feel about that. The feelings I hav

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POLISHFEST 2018

Polishfest 2018 will be Sunday, Nov. 11, noon-5 p.m. in the Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. Festival is a...

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PRAYER AND

VENERATION

St. Anthony Chapel in Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill neighborhood will have sung evening prayers before the Blessed Sacrament on Sunday, Nov. 4...

Around the Diocese

IMPLICIT BIAS

The Race and Reconciliation Dialogue Group of St. Paul Cathedral Parish will host a talk by Betty Pickett on “Implicit Bias: The Human Element in Hidden...

Around the Diocese

ETHNIC COOKING

Good Samaritan Parish in Ambridge will hold an ethnic cooking class Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m. in parish’s Jericho Hall. Colcannon, a cabbage and...

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Vehicles for prayer

Years ago on retreat we were asked in a prayer service of thanksgiving to place one or several articles which were special to us in front of the altar, as symbols of our giving thanks to God. I...

At border, groups worry about tension, violence

WASHINGTON — In late October, the Trump administration announced plans to send more than 5,000 troops to the southern border ahead of a group of migrants from Central America heading...

Tear down the walls of shame

It has been my experience that one of the greatest impediments to recovery is shame. Shame is the wall that encloses the addict in a world of crippling self-pity that only nourishes...


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