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Bishop celebrates Palm Sunday Mass at St. Maurice

Bishop David Zubik was the main celebrant for a Palm Sunday Mass at St. Maurice Church in Forest Hills April 9. The Sunday before Easter's proper name as a liturgical feast in the Latin church is Pass ...

Planning initiative planned in phases

Implementation of the On Mission for The Church Alive! planning initiative in parishes will take place in phases, according to plans presented to the clergy. Bishop David Zubik will announce all pries ...

Activists aid Christian refugees from Syria

Part 1 of a series. While most Americans are aware of the complicated civil war in Syria, many do not realize that 10 percent of Syria’s population is Christian and the target of some of the wor ...

Talking to loved ones about the annulment process

Marriage annulment inquiries and cases are up significantly in the diocese, reflecting a growing desire by divorced and remarried Catholics to return to full sacramental participation in the church.Bu ...

Award winners honor memory of Art Rooney

The hallmark of the late Steelers founder Art Rooney was that he never forgot where he came from, said David Morehouse, CEO and president of the Pittsburgh Penguins. He was the patriarch of a family t ...

Parish triduum and Easter Mass schedule

The list of triduum liturgies and Easter Mass schedules was submitted by parishes throughout the six-county Diocese of Pittsburgh. See Page 8 for information on parishes planning a seven-church pilgri ...

St. Pio's relics to be displayed

Through the years, thousands of pilgrims visited a Capuchin priest known for holiness and wisdom. Now relics from the man known as Padre Pio are set to visit Pittsburgh.St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburg ...

Parishes plan Holy Thursday church visits

The tradition of visiting seven churches on Holy Thursday is an ancient practice, probably originating in Rome, where early pilgrims visited the seven major basilicas as penance. The practice in the D ...

Bishop attends Taize prayer service

A Taize prayer service was held March 19 at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood. Bishop David Zubik was one of the participants. The prayer form is linked to an ecumenical society ...

'Boss Baby': 'Amusing but flimsy'

NEW YORK — Fans of Stewie Griffin, the “enfant terrible” of Fox-TV’s “Family Guy,” will know in advance just what effect the folks behind “The Boss Baby” ...

Helping youths encounter Christ

For nearly two decades, youth minister Emily Belchick has seen young people who are raised Catholic drift away from the church as they head off to college and into the workforce.Many are swept up in c ...

Vatican releases itinerary for papal trip to Egypt

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis will meet with the leader of one of the world's leading Sunni Muslim institutions, the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church and representatives of the Catholic Church o ...

Gun violence prevention tops agenda

A student speaks of how her family was changed forever when a cousin was shot and killed. A dean laments the impact of shootings on her students. A staff member points out that mothers shouldn’t ...

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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