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Legal fight displayed in 'Brian Banks'

NEW YORK — Dramas of the falsely accused fighting against a broken legal system are reliably inspiring. With the sports star formula additionally worked in, "Brian Banks" (Bleecker Street)...

Chimbote mission teams return

Diocesan mission teams are charged by Bishop David Zubik to travel to Chimbote, Peru, and come back to tell the story of the loving and compassionate work being done there. This...

Mass to end year of prayer and fasting

A Mass of Healing will be celebrated Thursday, Aug. 15, the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, at 6 p.m. at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh’s Oakland...

'Laudato Si" brought into parish life

WASHINGTON — Living in rural central Minnesota, JoAnn Braegelman and her neighbors in the Diocese of St. Cloud know that disrespecting the natural resources “right outside our...

Pittsburgh shrines included in '100 Things to Do'

Even the most loyal, born-and-bred Pittsburghers probably haven’t seen everything the Steel City has to offer. Local journalist Rossilynne Culgan has compiled a must-see list of attractions...

'Fast and Furious Presents' a message of unity

NEW YORK — In keeping with a tested formula, barbs are traded, vehicles are raced and both fists and bullets fly in "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw" (Universal), director David...

PA bishops back refugee resettlement program

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s Catholic bishops are asking the Trump administration to maintain and even possibly expand the U.S. refugee resettlement program. Eric Failing,...

Pro-lifers react to Planned Parenthood firing

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Following the news Dr. Leana Wen was fired by Planned Parenthood as its president, several pro-life leaders remarked that the organization was upset the physician had...

Grant to fund leadership training

As a cradle Catholic, Mike Sealy thought he understood what it meant to have a personal relationship with Jesus. That was before ChristLife came to his parish. “It was a life-changing...

Staff told about financial realities

On July 15 and 16, Bishop David Zubik and senior diocesan staff members held meetings for all clergy and diocesan employees about financial challenges facing the diocese and its 170...

New 'Lion King' means no worries for families

NEW YORK — Advances in moviemaking technology allow a story that could only previously be told as a cartoon to be enacted, so to speak, by animals. And so we get “The Lion King”...

Screenings of pro-life film set

The documentary film “40 Days for Life,” which shows the growth and impact of the pro-life movement through 40 Days for Life campaigns, will be shown four times in Pittsburgh July...

Music festival to benefit Autism Society

Ron Esser doesn’t consider those afflicted with autism to have a disability. They are just differently abled. “They’re much more gifted in a lot of ways,” he...

Speakers urge fair response on immigration

St. Joseph Sister Janice Vanderneck said the empowerment of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to round up undocumented immigrants can cause tremendous terror in...

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SUMMER WIND DOWN

Seniors are invited to a “Summer Wind Down Party,” on Monday, Aug. 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Elizabeth Seton Center, 1900 Pioneer Ave. in...

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THEOLOGY ON TAP

Young adults are invited to a Theology on Tap gathering at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at McFadden’s, 211 North Shore Drive on Pittsburgh’s North Side.

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STEELERS TICKETS

Knights of Columbus Council 14696 announces a raffle for two tickets to all eight 2019 regular-season Pittsburgh Steelers home football games. Tickets are $10...

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ST. PEREGRINE

A novena in honor of St. Peregrine, patron saint of cancer patients, will be prayed Tuesdays for nine consecutive weeks, starting July 30, at Corpus Christi...

Columns

'Every day is a chance to start a new chapter'

A year ago, I sat on my couch, watched the news of the grand jury report, and sobbed. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing, and my heart ached for the victims, their families, the clergy,...

It's all part of the package

Fellow Pittsburgher Ronald Donatelli wants to tell his evangelical Protestant friends that Catholics are much worse than they think. He shared a “gotcha” post on Facebook. It’s...

Learning to trust in providence

For the past year, we Little Sisters of the Poor have been celebrating the 150th anniversary of our congregation’s arrival in the United States.

Our sesquicentennial year will...

Exploring how faith groups can combat hate

WASHINGTON — Rabbi Hazzan Jeffrey Myers came face to face with hate and escaped its wrath Oct. 27, 2018, when it walked into the most unlikely of places: through the doors of his house of...


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