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Mission teams ready for Peru

By JOHN FRANKO Staff Writer

Bishop David Zubik told members of the 2019 Chimbote mission teams that they will go to Peru not only to do good, but to live the love of Jesus. “You will see the face of Christ in those you me More

Migrant advocates meet in Pittsburgh

Almost every American has a story to tell about how their ancestors came to this country. It’s often a tear-stained tale of hardship, desperation and sacrifice. Similar scenarios are playing ou

New Marvel movie contains moral outlook

NEW YORK — Though somber in tone, the Marvel Comics-based sci-fi adventure "Dark Phoenix" (Fox) has a fundamentally moral outlook and features a more relationship-driven story than many similar

TUESDAY, JUNE 11 Summer nights campus visit, 5-7 p.m., Fisher Multipurpose Room of the Wright Library, La Roche University, 9000 Babcock Blvd., McCandless Township. Geared for students and their fami

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MASS OF THANKSGIVING The Pioneer Total Abstinence Association of the Sacred Heart will sponsor a Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Bede Parish in Pittsburgh’s Point Breeze neighborhood on Sunday, Jun

Catholic educators win state awards

Two veteran Catholic educators from the Pittsburgh area were honored with statewide awards for their dedication and achievements as they demonstrated the vital role of private schools in changing the

Two men to be ordained deacons

Two men will be ordained deacons for the Diocese of Pittsburgh during a Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at Mary, Mother of Hope Church in New Castle. Michael Faix of Corpus Christi Parish in McKees

Theologians to gather in Pittsburgh

The 74th annual convention of the Catholic Theological Society of America is set for June 6-9 at the Wyndham Grand Downtown Hotel in Pittsburgh. The theme will be “Another World is Possible: Vi

'Aladdin': Spirited live-action film

NEW YORK — Though the magical tale of Aladdin is centuries old, it’s probably best known to contemporary audiences through two relatively recent products of pop culture: the 1992 animated

When the facts seem to prove the faith wrong

“Nature doesn’t give up its secrets cheaply,” said an English astrophysicist named Carlos Frenk. We have to work at figuring out what’s what in the universe. Often that work i

Storyteller's walking tour brings saints to life

The grounds of St. Thomas More Parish in Bethel Park are among the most beautiful in the diocese. Highlights of the grounds are six statues of saints that are placed throughout the campus. There is S

Supreme Court allows burial of fetal remains

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on two different aspects of Indiana abortion laws May 28. It upheld a state law — reversing an appeals court ruling — that requires ab

Weekly Calendar of Events

MONDAY, JUNE 3 Speaker, “Talk Saves lives — Suicide Prevention,” 7-8 p.m., auditorium of Sacred Heart Parish, 310 Shady Ave., Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood. Talk is part

Pentecost Vigil to mark birthday of the church

Like Jesus’ apostles who awaited the promptings of the Holy Spirit, organizers are looking forward to seeing what is in store at the second annual Pentecost Vigil on Saturday, June 8, at St. Pa

Church limits marriage within families

QUESTION: Before some of the changes took place in the church, I know that people were not allowed to marry within a certain “degree of kindred.” I remember that such a rule was rather st

Around the Diocese

FESTIVAL The following festival was missing from the Parish Festival Guide, published in the May 10 issue. Complete listing can be viewed at www.pittsburghcatholic.org. ST. ATHANASIUS, WEST VIEW Flea

5 parish groupings to merge July 1

Five groupings of parishes will merge to form new parishes, the first to come together under the diocese’s On Mission for The Church Alive! revitalization initiative, Bishop David Zubik announc

Reunited across time, space

The Virgin Mary and the Catholic faith have ways of connecting believers across space and time. Take, for example, Dr. Robert Pacek of Natrona Heights and Juan Zamarippa of San Antonio, Texas —

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DAY FOR CAREGIVERS “Self-Love” is the theme of a presentation by Father Thomas Sparacino at the annual free retreat for caregivers Sunday, June 2, from 1-5 p.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Par

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The Serving our Seniors Ministry of Our Lady of Joy Parish in Holiday Park will offer a free education seminar, “What is...

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“Many Parts, One Body” is the theme of a Night of Worship (NOW) on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at St. Richard Parish in Richland Township, starting at 7 p.m. Service...

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A panel of ecumenical clergy will discuss how holy Communion is practiced among various Christian traditions on Sunday, Sept. 8, at Roots of Faith, 800 Main St. in...


The language of love and service

During a recent Catholic conference, I saw a Scripture quote on a poster that read: “Always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, yet...

Addressing suicide

People got upset. Last week the Associated Press ran a story about an elderly man in Seattle who was dying of cancer and decided to get help to end his life. You can do that legally in Washington...

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