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On Mission Commission makes recommendations

The On Mission Commission has made its recommendations to Bishop David Zubik regarding the parish groupings that will work together as part of the On Mission for The Church Alive!...

Items being collected for school in Texas

Like millions of others, Michele Gropelli felt helpless when she saw images of the damage inflicted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. But rather than just send money, the member of SS. John and...

On Fire teaches how to live a holy life

Rebecca Pettigrew has a master’s degree in systematic theology and leads people into the Catholic Church as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults director at St. Louise de Marrillac...

Freed Indian Salesian meets Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY — One day after his release from captivity, Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil met with Pope Francis. According to the Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, the pope...

Father Esposito to lead On Mission

Bishop David Zubik has appointed Father Samuel Esposito as episcopal vicar for implementation of the On Mission for The Church Alive! planning initiative, effective Oct. 1, 2017. For the...

Faithful inspired at Summer Sessions

A phrase from the Nicene Creed captures what it means to be On Mission for The Church Alive!, Bishop David Zubik told thousands of faithful who attended four Summer Sessions to learn more about...

Pope Francis offers prayers for flood victims

VATICAN CITY — After leading thousands of pilgrims in praying the Angelus, Pope Francis offered prayers for flood victims in Texas and Louisiana following a devastating hurricane that caused...

Bishop urges support for DACA

President Donald Trump’s Sept. 5 decision to phase out Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, has prompted protests across nation. The decision places an estimated 800,000...

Ladies of Charity: Vital to the community

The following article was written in a collaboration between Kathy Echement of Catholic Charities and Judy Weismann, president, Association of Ladies of Charity. In 2019, the Ladies of...

Pittsburgh to host boxing exchange

Fresh off the success of last year’s historic boxing matches between Pittsburgh and Cuba, the Hibernian Celtic Athletic Fund will be among the sponsors of an Oct. 9 program involving some of...

Bishop's Education Fund appeal scheduled

All five of Brian and Eileen Almeter’s children are being educated in Catholic schools, thanks in large part to assistance from the Bishop’s Education Fund. “We made the...

Regional elementary schools open doors

There were smiles all around as pastors, principals and teachers in the new North Hills regional Catholic elementary schools warmly greeted students and parents for the first day of...

Collection to aid relief efforts

Parishes in the Diocese of Pittsburgh will take up a special collection at Masses Sept. 16-17 to assist the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The effort is part of a nationwide collection...

Texans shocked by Harvey's wrath

HOUSTON — With floodwater as high as 20 feet from swelling bayous and waterways, thousands of homes in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston flooded as Tropical Storm Harvey continued to...

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AUDITIONS

St. Vincent Camerata will hold auditions for vocalists at St. Vincent College in Latrobe on Mondays, Aug. 7, 14 and 21, and Tuesdays, Aug. 8, 15 and 22. For more...

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CELEBRANT SINGERS

The Celebrant Singers will be live in concert at St. Cecelia Parish in Rochester on Tuesday, July 25, and St. Richard Parish in Richland Township on...

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PROMISE OF

CHRISTMAS

Christmas is coming to Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill neighborhood on Sunday, July 16, from 1-4 p.m. as St. Anthony Chapel presents a...

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MESSAGES OF FATIMA

St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Perrysville is sponsoring a monthly series celebrating the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. Next...

Columns

What the faith means to a baby boomer

It’s a sure sign of getting old. The small things that are none of my business start to bug me. A lot. People lugging around coffee, for example. Usually with a mermaid on it.

There is...

From Nones to warriors

They’re called the “nones.” Emma Green of The Atlantic magazine reports that some parts of America have a lot more of them than others. Pittsburgh is not one of those. That would...

We must "regain the horizon"

This is the first in a series of regular columns about On Mission for The Church Alive!

My dog, Zia, pulls. When we take our daily walks, I have a hard time keeping her at my side because...

The oft-forgotten type of abuse: Neglect

Child maltreatment is the term used to refer to all types of abuse and neglect of anyone under the age of 18 by a parent, caregiver or other person with the responsibility for safeguarding the...


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