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Bishop David Zubik's Bridging The Gap

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 More

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

F.I.R.E. NIGHT

St. John the Baptist Parish in Plum announces the first Family Intergenerational Religious Education (F.I.R.E.) night Sunday, Feb. 17, 6-8:30 p.m. Session begins...

Around the Diocese

BECOMING THE ONE

“Becoming the One and the Path to the Good Life,” will be presented by Fathers Joe Freedy and Adam Potter, using Pope St. John Paul II’s...

Around the Diocese

PARISH MISSION

St. Catherine of Sweden Parish in Hampton Township will host its annual parish mission, Sunday through Wednesday, Jan. 20-23. Mission will be led by Franciscan...

Around the Diocese

COME TO ME

“Come to Me” is the theme of the next festival of praise at St. Albert the Great Church of Holy Apostles Parish in Baldwin on Saturday, Jan. 12, from...

Calendar

Calendar of Events

MONDAY, FEB. 18

Life in the Spirit seminar series, 7-8:30 p.m., Synod Hall, 125 N. Craig St., Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. Father Joe Freedy will present...

Calendar of Events

SATURDAY, FEB. 9

Homemade soup sale, “Soup Made Right by a Knight,” following 4 p.m. Mass, and following 9:15 a.m. and noon Mass on Sunday, Feb. 10, St. Catherine...

Calendar of Events

THURSDAY, JAN. 24

Support group meeting, Spiritual Therapeutic Recovery ministry, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Catherine of Sweden, 2554 Wildwood Road, Hampton Township. Led by...

Calendar of Events

MONDAY, JAN. 14

Holy hour for peace, 7 p.m., St. Paul Parish, 128 N. McKean St., Butler. Includes prayers for peace, vocations, to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, to St. Michael,...


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