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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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Campaign grant to aid youth programs

Father Tom Lewandowski remembers growing up in Duquesne when the sprawling steel mill employed thousands, pews were packed every Sunday in the city’s four Catholic churches and students...

Young adults SEEK, find peace in Christ

The Fellowship of Catholic University Students invited teenagers and young adults to “encounter something more” at the biannual SEEK conference in Indianapolis. From Jan. 3-7, more...

Veteran journalist analyzes grand jury report

WASHINGTON — The conclusion reached by a Pennsylvania grand jury that six of the state’s Catholic dioceses acted “in virtual lockstep” to cover up abuse allegations and...

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Around The Diocese

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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...

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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...

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SPIRITUAL THERAPEUTIC RECOVERY

St. Catherine of Sweden Parish in Hampton Township continues its Spiritual Therapeutic Recovery Ministry for those struggling with a loved...

Around the Diocese

FREE ROSARY MAKING

A free rosary making workshop will be Saturday, Jan. 5, from noon-2 p.m. at the Legion of Mary Home, 1705 Brownsville Road in Pittsburgh’s Carrick...

Calendar

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,...

Calendar of Events

SATURDAY, JAN. 12

Scholarship and entrance exam, for students entering ninth grade in 2019-20 school year, 9 a.m.-noon, St. Joseph High School, 800 Montana Ave., Natrona...

Weekly Calendar

TUESDAY, JAN. 1

Solemnity of Mary, a holy day of obligation in the Catholic Church, honoring Mary as the mother of God. Catholics are required to attend...


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