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'Isn't It Romantic' -- is it funny?

By John MulderigCatholic News Service

NEW YORK — Funny thing about recent Hollywood comedies, many of them are anything but. Whether marred by a post-"Hangover" desire to be outrageous or by actions or situations entirely... More

Closures coming in southeast Washington County

After months of consultation with clergy, lay leaders and parishioners, Bishop David Zubik issued decrees to close four of the six church buildings that make up St. Katharine Drexel Parish in...

Next step coming for several groupings

Five parish groupings are set to become the first to merge into new, stronger parishes through the On Mission for The Church Alive! revitalization initiative. On Mission seeks to better...

Share your stories

With the 175th anniversary of the Pittsburgh Catholic about a month away, the newspaper is interested in featuring the thoughts of readers on our rich publishing history.  What has the...

Survey shows uptick in perpetual vows

WASHINGTON (CNS) — When you head to Mass this Sunday, chances are you will hear the intention “an increase in vocations to the religious life” lifted up before the gifts are...

Author makes holiness accessible

For nearly a decade, Caitlyn Waruszewski has avidly read Father Jacques Philippe’s books on spirituality, enjoying how their pages make holiness accessible in a way she never experienced...

An experience of joy at World Youth Day

A 46-member contingent — including many youth and young adults — represented the Diocese of Pittsburgh at the recent World Youth Day celebration in Panama City,...

'Prodigy' is packed with mayhem

NEW YORK — Grown moviegoers with a strong tolerance for mayhem will learn from the edgy creepy-kid tale "The Prodigy" (Orion), if they didn’t already know it, that the technical term...

Sisters of Mercy mark 175th

During a recent vespers service in the Mercy sisters’ convent chapel in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, Sister Pat McDermott looked out at sisters, Mercy associates and guests...

Girl Scouts make gifts for babies in Peru

As part of their Silver Award, members of Girl Scout Troop 55246 at Holy Trinity Parish in Robinson Township led a drive to crochet baby beanies for the diocesan-sponsored Maternidad de Maria...

Pilgrims to visit Marian shrines

The Marian shrines of Portugal, France and Spain will be the focus of a fall pilgrimage with Bishop David Zubik in celebration of the 175th anniversary of the Pittsburgh Catholic. From Oct.

Upcoming movies are suitable for families

NEW YORK (CNS) — The following are capsule reviews of movies recently reviewed by Catholic News Service. “A Dog’s Way Home” (Columbia): Canine cuteness abounds...

Positive attitude is critical, priests say

Three months into the implementation phase of On Mission for The Church Alive!, parishioners are acknowledging the challenges facing their faith communities. Many are responding by building...

Groups urge prayer for people in Yemen

AMMAN, Jordan — CAFOD, the Catholic international development charity in England and Wales, has joined other nongovernmental organizations in calling for prayer for the desperate...

Essays, posters honor Dr. King Jr.

Bitter cold temperatures did not stop the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Jan. 20 at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood.  One of the highlights...

'Kid Who Would Be King' has positive messages

NEW YORK — The Arthurian legend gets an inventive updating in “The Kid Who Would Be King” (Fox), a thrilling adventure that casts schoolchildren as latter-day Knights of the...

Students spread joy in Baden

Families participated last month in the first Quigley Catholic High School Christmas Caroling and Walk of Light event in Baden. As an outreach of good will, carolers strolled through the...

Compensation fund for victims goes live

The Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program for the Diocese of Pittsburgh is open for registration and claims by victim-survivors who were minors when they suffered sexual abuse by...

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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...

Columns

Does God really want a diversity of religions?

Wait, what? some people were asking. During his visit to the United Arab Emirates, Pope Francis signed a statement titled “A Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living...

I heard Jesus saying to me ...

Have you ever received an unexpected message from a friend, maybe a text message or a voicemail that made your day, or even led you to change your outlook on life? This happened to me last month,...

Messengers of the mystery

In an informational age like our own, it is embarrassing to admit that certain questions defy explanation. The circumstances surrounding them remain a mystery to the best minds available. There...


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