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Bishop David Zubik's Bridging The Gap

Encourage each other

Just as I was putting the finishing touches on this article, I received the news that Jim, my friend of nearly 50 years, more like a brother to me, died. And while his death was expected as a result More

Zubik vs. Burwell

It’s something I never expected in my life. Yet here I am, a guy from a small town in Beaver County, Ambridge, and I have a Supreme Court case named after me. It is formally called “Zubik

The best of times and the worst of times

Anyone who has played the game of Trivial Pursuit might be faced with identifying the quote: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” For any student of literature, one will

I want to apologize

It was Tuesday evening of Holy Week, 2009. Though late in the season, snow was in the air. I had been your bishop a few months shy of two years. A number of people had gathered together at St. Paul C

Trumped!

It had to happen. This has been one long and a little bit crazy political campaign. Something was bound to happen to bring the church into the fray front and center. As you are probably well aware, o

Take it easy!

In what has become a tradition on the weekend just before Ash Wednesday, a special issue of the Pittsburgh Catholic is mailed directly to your home. This is a gift from your neighborhood parish. Quic

Now what?

It’s been three weeks since we celebrated the feast of Christmas. It’s been two weeks since we celebrated New Year’s Day. I suspect by this time most Christmas trees have been taken

Reach out and touch somebody's hand

This week’s issue of the Pittsburgh Catholic is being mailed directly to your home through the kindness and generosity of your neighborhood parish. Consider this an early Christmas gift! If you

'Do you miss kissing?'

This past weekend, I returned home after making my annual retreat — a whole week alone with Jesus (well, almost). Once again, Jesus directed me on the retreat through my spiritual director of 2

'Excuse me â ¦ Would you â ¦'

A funny thing happened to me in Philly. Oh, I don’t mean funny in the “Ha-ha” sense. But funny in the sense of inexplicable joy. On the very first eve of the visit of Pope Francis t

Test story

Teemu Pulkkinen is tearing it up in the AHL. Twenty-seven goals in 41 AHL games — just one year after amassing 31 goals in 71 games is undeniably impressive and it’s no wonder some people

Pat on the head

When I was a young boy, my parents made the choice that I would go to a Catholic school. I was grateful for it then. I am even more grateful for it now. Our family home was about five miles outside o

So help us God

It was Jan. 22, 1973. I was a seminarian studying at St. Mary Seminary in Baltimore, Maryland. I had been sent there to prepare for ordination to the priesthood. St. Mary’s is the oldest semina

My 'OTHER DAD'

In my last writing to you, I shared the importance of taking vacations as an important time to step aside from the usual routine to get some necessary R&R, some very important REST & RELAXATION, to r

Lucy and Ricky's California vacation

As one of the “baby boomers,” our generation became the first television generation. As I reflect back on some of the shows of the 1950s — “Ozzie and Harriet,” “I

Homilies

Christian Associates Prayers

Around The Diocese

Around the Diocese

SUMMER WIND DOWN

Seniors are invited to a “Summer Wind Down Party,” on Monday, Aug. 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Elizabeth Seton Center, 1900 Pioneer Ave. in...

Around the Diocese

THEOLOGY ON TAP

Young adults are invited to a Theology on Tap gathering at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at McFadden’s, 211 North Shore Drive on Pittsburgh’s North Side.

Around the Diocese

STEELERS TICKETS

Knights of Columbus Council 14696 announces a raffle for two tickets to all eight 2019 regular-season Pittsburgh Steelers home football games. Tickets are $10...

Around the Diocese

ST. PEREGRINE

A novena in honor of St. Peregrine, patron saint of cancer patients, will be prayed Tuesdays for nine consecutive weeks, starting July 30, at Corpus Christi...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 20

Marian-Medjugorje worship services and Mass, 7 p.m., St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Monastery, 148 Monastery Ave., Pittsburgh’s South Side. Call...

Calendar of Events

SATURDAY, AUG 10

Festival of praise, “Jesus’ Call to Us,” 7-8:30 p.m., St. Albert the Great Church of Holy Apostles Parish, 3198 Schieck St., Baldwin. Father...

Calendar of Events

SUNDAY, AUG. 4

Solemn evening prayer and Benediction, followed by veneration of St. John the Baptist relic, 3 p.m., 1704 Harpster St., Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill...

Weekly Calendar

SATURDAY, JULY 27

Screening, “40 Days for Life,” with Croatian film producer and director Ante Caljkusic, following 5 p.m. Mass, St. Nicholas Parish, 24 Maryland...


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