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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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St. Anthony of Padua relics to visit Pittsburgh

Two first-class relics of St. Anthony of Padua will tour the Diocese of Pittsburgh June 6-11. 

At the invitation of Bishop David Zubik, Father Alessandro Ratti will accompany the relics...

Pope Francis heading to Romania May 31-June 1

VATICAN CITY — When Pope Francis visits Romania May 31-June 1, he will helicopter to Sumuleu Ciuc, site of the country’s only major Marian shrine and an important place of pilgrimage...

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Around The Diocese

Around the diocese

BLOOMING ON BAUM

Tomatoes, basil, herbs, geraniums and air plants are just some of the items on sale at the fourth annual “Blooming on Baum” plant sale Friday, May 24,...

Around the diocese

CATHOLIC SCHOOL PICNIC

Tickets are on sale for the annual Catholic school picnic at Kennywood Amusement Park in West Mifflin, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, on Tuesday,...

AROUND THE DIOCESE

STAR WARS BINGO

The Christian Mothers and Women's Guild of Holy Apostles Parish will host a Star Wars bingo on Saturday, May 4 in the parish's St. Basil church hall located in Pittsburgh's...

Around the diocese

CAR SHOW

The Car Society Club of La Roche University invites the public to its inaugural car show Saturday, May 4, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the parking lot of the...

Calendar

Calendar of Events

SUNDAY, MAY 19

Cabbage roll dinner, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Michael Parish, 97 Highland Ave., Avella. Dinner is part of “Welcome to Our Parish” event sponsored by...

Calendar of Events

SATURDAY, MAY 11

Flea market and bake sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Holy Spirit Byzantine Catholic Parish, 4815 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. Sale includes home...

Weekly Calendar of events

TUESDAY, MAY 7

Life in the Spirit seminar, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Richard Parish, 3841 Dickey Road, Richland Township. For information, e-mail Pete Faix at...

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

FRIDAY, MAY 3

Eucharistic adoration, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., St. Alexis Parish, 10090 Old Perry Highway, Wexford.

All-night Eucharistic adoration, 8 p.m. through...


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