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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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A quick review of Pope Francis' past year

VATICAN CITY — Catholics cannot place blame for the sexual abuse crisis on “those who came before us” in an attempt “to present ourselves as ‘pure,’” said...

Four CRS staffers, aid workers killed

WASHINGTON — Four Catholic Relief Services staff members on their way to a training session in Nairobi, Kenya, were among the passengers aboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed...

Young women urged to spend time with God

Ten women sat cross-legged in a circle enthusiastically discussing authentic relationships as part of the Diocesan High School Women’s Retreat on March 9.

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SIX STEPS TO SANITY

Transfiguration and St. Victor parishes invite those dealing with the addiction of a loved one to its Six Steps to Sanity program, which meets Thursdays at 7...

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FISH FRIES

Northside Catholic Assumption Academy, Brighton Heights

Fridays of Lent, including Good Friday, 3-6:30 p.m., Axmacher Hall (below St. Cyril Church), 3854...

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FISH FRIES

St. Alphonsus,

West Sunbury

Fridays of Lent, except Good Friday, 4-6 p.m., St. Louis Church hall, 202 W. State St. Menu features: baked or...

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READING OUR

REALITY

The Western Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English will host “A Pop-Up Symposium: Reading Our Reality” on Friday, March 8,...

Calendar

Calendar

SATURDAY, MARCH 23

Vendor and craft show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Peter Parish hall, 127 Franklin St., Butler. Also includes bake sale, homemade soup sale, soup and sandwich lunch...

Weekly Calendar of Events

TUESDAY, MARCH 19

Mass of anointing, 6:30 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 3058 Brereton St., Pittsburgh’s Polish Hill neighborhood.

Free marriage...

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SATURDAY, MARCH 9

Festival of praise, “Jesus: A Friend for You!,” 7-8:30 p.m., St. Albert the Great Church of Holy Apostles Parish, 3198 Schieck St., Baldwin.

Weekly Calendar of Events

SUNDAY, FEB. 24

Pancake breakfast, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Angela Merici Parish, 1640 Fawcett Ave., White Oak. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children. Sponsored by White Oak...


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