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Aid for refugees blossoms at parish

Part 3 of a series.During the past two weeks, this series has highlighted the plight of Syrian refugees and the story of Ananias Mission, a Pittsburgh-based organization working to help refugees reset ...

'A living embodiment of Jesus' command'

Bishop David Zubik on the death of Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney:Dan Rooney was a quintessential Pittsburgher who showed us how to lead with humility and faith.He was a living embodiment of Jesus’ ...

Holy Thursday events celebrated

Bishop David Zubik presided at Holy Thursday Masses April 13 at St. Paul Cathedral and the Allegheny County Jail.At the morning chrism Mass at the cathedral, he blessed holy oils that will be used at ...

Churchill parish hosts egg-stravaganza

More than 200 children signed up to participate in an Easter egg hunt April 15 at St. John Fisher Parish in Churchill. To the parish's delight, more than 400 people attended the event held on the chur ...

Holy Name Society bestows awards on members

They ranged in age from 17 to 101, but they all had the same goal in mind — to make the Holy Name of Jesus known by the way they live their lives.“You understand completely that the faith ...

Church Crawl set for April 30

Faith communities on Pittsburgh’s South Side will hold their third annual Church Crawl on Sunday, April 30, from 1-5 p.m.While the South Side is known for its bar crawls and tours, the Church Cr ...

Frequently asked questions about aiding refugees

Ed Wethli and Jennifer Allison often get pushback from listeners when they share their story. Some of the most common questions — and their responses — include:Why do you/Why should we hel ...

Helping refugees start a new life

Part 2 of a series.Last week’s article highlighted the plight of Christians in Syria. This week, we take a look at a local group that is working to bring Syrian refugees to safety.Ananias Missio ...

Angrisano to lead parish renewal

Nationally-known singer, songwriter and storyteller Steve Angrisano will highlight “Go Make a Difference,” an April 30-May 2 renewal at Christ the Light of the World and St. Joseph parishe ...

Alleluia, he is risen!

April 14, 2017My dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:When I was a little kid, I went to Mass with my mom and dad every Sunday. Until I was old enough to become an altar server, as I sat in the pew wit ...

Catholics, Lutherans commemorate Reformation

It was a miracle, Bishop David Zubik said. Despite what has happened over the past 500 years, a commemoration of the Reformation — a great moment of division among Christians — brought man ...

School News

St. Anthony program switches to two-classroom model

School News

St. Anthony School Programs will move to a two-classroom model at St. Thomas More School for the 2016-17 school year. The new set-up will offer a more age-appropriate setting for the progra ...

Students, educators honored nationally

School News

St. Joseph High School junior Isabelle Schroeder was one of 3,000 students from around the world to advance to the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest in College Park, Maryland.

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Students named 'Write Thing' winners

Catholic schools were well represented among the six overall winners in the annual “Do the Write Thing” Challenge, an initiative of the National Campaign to Stop Violence. 

The challen ...

Faith

Pope offers new beatitudes for saints of a new age

MALMO, Sweden — The saints are blessed because they were faithful and meek and cared for others, Pope Francis said.

At the end of an ecumenical trip to Sweden, Pope Francis celebrated the feast o ...

Around The Diocese

AROUND THE DIOCESE

GIFTED WOMEN

“A Kaleidoscope of Gifted Women” is the theme for the 14th annual Day of Reflection for Women on Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Byzantine Catholic Cathedral ...

AROUND THE DIOCESE

TRIDUUM & EASTER MASS SCHEDULE

St. Titus, Aliquippa

Good Friday, 12:45 p.m. Stations of the Cross, 1:30 p.m. Passion liturgy, 7 p.m. Living Stations of the Cross; Holy Saturday, noon blessing of Eas ...

Around the Diocese

Listed below are parish triduum and Easter Mass schedules. For more submitted listings, see Pages 10-12.

ALLEGHENY COUNTY

St. Bernadette, Monroeville

HT, 7 p.m. Mass, with adoration until 11 p.m., bus fo ...

Around the Diocese

DYING AND RISING

WITH JESUS

Father Terry O’Connor will lead a Lenten retreat on Saturday, April 1, titled “Dying and Rising with Jesus,” to be held at Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Pari ...

Columns

Celebrating being single in the world

The church’s invitation to participate in the new evangelization presents each of us with an opportunity to examine our calling in Christ courageously and candidly. This call must be embodied in ...

Divine Mercy: Balm for the wounded

One of the great joys and jewels of my priestly ministry was being assigned as a chaplain at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh. At my farewell Mass from St. Thomas More Parish in Bethel Park, a parishioner ...

TV networks are motivated by profit

QUESTION: I wonder if I am the only one who finds television to be increasingly vulgar and worthless. I also wonder why the Catholic Church doesn’t do more to oppose this trend.

ANSWER: The Ameri ...


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