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Vatican II liturgical reform 'irreversible,' pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY — The Catholic Church must continue to work to understand the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council and why they were made, rather than rethinking them, Pope Francis sai More

Make Advent a game changer

Advent comes and goes nearly unnoticed. The only thing worth recognition between Halloween and Christmas is Thanksgiving, and even that has started to take a back seat as major stores start “de

Pope advocates family meal time

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A family that chooses to watch TV or play with their smartphones rather than talk at the dinner table is “hardly a family,” Pope Francis said. “When child

10 tips for parents

Archbishop J. Michael Miller of Vancouver offered these 10 tips for parents to pass on the faith: 1. Be present to children: A real presence, not a virtual one that involves checking up by phone or t

Guidance and inspiration for the faith journey

Book Review “On a Mission: Lessons from St. Francis de Sales,” by Patrick Madrid. Servant Books (http://catalog.franciscanmedia.org; 888-322-6657), 2013. 138 pages. $15.99. Do you know so

Are you prepared to defend the faith?

I’m a history buff. So when people speak of “defending the faith” my mind conjures up images from long ago: the medieval crusader with his sword drawn â ¦

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Diocese plans Light Up Night activities Nov. 17

Light Up Night in Downtown Pittsburgh has long signaled the approach of Advent, and this Nov. 17 will mark the fifth year that the Diocese of Pittsburgh will host a Light Up Night booth in Point...

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CHORAL WORKSHOP

National Pastoral Musicians Pittsburgh welcomes Michael Kemp, renowned conductor and author, who will present “A Choral Workshop: A Kemp ‘Booster’...

Oct. 28-Nov. 6

CORRECTION

The time for the Sacred Music in Sacred Space concert on Sunday, Oct. 29 listed in the Oct. 20 issue had the incorrect time. Catholic Cemeteries Association will host a...

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STRENGTH OF CREATIVE SPIRIT

Seton Hill University’s National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education, Graduate Art Therapy Program and Social Work Program are sponsoring...

Around the Diocese

SOLEMN HIGH MASS

St. John XXIII Latin Mass Quasi Parish will celebrate the 10th anniversary of “Summorum Pontificum,” Pope Benedict’s motu proprio in 2007, at a...

Calendar

Calendar of Events

SATURDAY, NOV. 11

Festival of Praise, “Hearts of Thankfulness,” 7-8:30 p.m., St. Albert the Great Church of Holy Apostles Parish, 3171 Churchview Ave.,...

Weekly Calendar of Events

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 1

Pub theology, young adult Catholic formation, 7 p.m., Somma Restaurant, 380 Route 909, Verona. Sponsored by St. John the Baptist Parish, Plum...

Weekly Calendar of Events

SATURDAY, OCT. 21

Men’s fellowship, “Breakfast of Champions,” 9 a.m., St. Raphael Parish, 1154 Chislett St., Pittsburgh’s Morningside/Stanton Heights...

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SATURDAY, OCT. 7

All-you-can-eat Italian buffet, prepared by Chef Steve of Signature Servings, 3-7 p.m., St. Basil Church of Holy Apostles Parish, 1735 Brownsville Road,...


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