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2017 Lenten fish fry listings

Below is a listing of 2017 fish fries in the six-county Diocese of Pittsburgh that were submitted to the Pittsburgh Catholic. Locations are handicap-accessible unless otherwise noted. ALLEGHENY C ... More

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Priests prepare for big changes

As priests prepare for a major transformation of local parishes, they are taking part in an effort to develop new leadership skills. Recently, 150 of them gathered to learn, reflect on and pray about ...

Pittsburgh pilgrims renew wedding vows in Cana

Bishop David Zubik and Rabbi Aaron Bisno are in the Holy Land this week with an interfaith group of pilgrims from Pittsburgh on the “Pursuers of Peace” pilgrimage.The mission of this Holy ...

Catholic school alums part of Super Bowl LI

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minneapolis and St. Paul Catholic schools had their share of representation at Super Bowl LI in Houston Feb. 5.New England Patriots wide receiver and St. Paul native Michael Fl ...

Catholic college leaders urged to fight racism

WASHINGTON — Catholic college leaders were encouraged Jan. 29 to take steps to heal racial divides on their campuses during an annual meeting in Washington.Father Bryan Massingale, a theology pr ...

Faithful invited 'Back to the Font'

Catholics in the Diocese of Pittsburgh are invited to discover the true meaning and impact of what happened to them on the day they were brought to the baptismal font.“Back to the Font,” a ...

March for Life participants: 'Prophetic witnesses'

As dawn broke Jan. 27, gold and magenta against bright blue, 37 people traveling from St. Patrick Parish in Canonsburg prayed the rosary on a bus bound for the March for Life in Washington, D.C.Father ...

Concerns heard at parish sessions

Catholics who turned out for parish consultation sessions as part of the On Mission for The Church Alive! planning initiative shared three key concerns and three primary hopes for the Church of Pittsb ...

St. Maurice begins sister parish relationship

Father Daniel Adjei has brought great joy to the people of St. Maurice Parish in Forest Hills during his 13 months in residence there. Members are expressing their appreciation of him by becoming a si ...

U.S., Mexican church leaders criticize border plan

WASHINGTON — Church leaders in the United States and Mexico acknowledged the need for governments to keep their country secure but said two recent U.S. presidential actions could endanger the li ...

Pittsburgh honors Catholic education

The Pittsburgh City Council passed the following proclamation Jan. 24 to recognize the efforts of Catholic schools:Whereas, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh celebrates National Catholic School ...

Bishop Zubik's statement on immigration

 The church in the United States has always welcomed immigrants. Here, in the Church of Pittsburgh, we have been a church of immigrants since our earliest days. Immigration has defined us and sha ...

Festival of Praise planned in Lawrence County

Teens from across Lawrence County are set to gather Feb. 19 for a Festival of Praise at St. Joseph the Worker Parish in New Castle.All junior high and high school youths from the area’s parishes ...

Assisted deaths concern Canadian bishop

VALLEYFIELD, Quebec — Even though medical assistance in dying has been legal in Quebec for almost a year and in Canada for a few months, Bishop Noel Simard of Valleyfield has not yet come to ter ...

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

CONNECT NIGHT

Public is invited to Holy Trinity Parish in Robinson Township on Tuesday, Feb. 21, for “Connect Night,” a casual evening of light refreshments and wine, highlighted by a talk ...

AROUND THE DIOCESE

FESTIVAL OF PRAISE

Holy Apostles Parish will host a Festival of Praise on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Albert the Great Church, 3171 Churchview Ave. in Baldwin. Titled “The Hope of ...

AROUND THE DIOCESE

NIGHT OF

ENTERTAINMENT

A group of local musicians will join in a “Night of Entertainment” on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 7-11 p.m. at Cefalo’s, 428 Washington Ave. in Carnegie. Event is hel ...

AROUND THE DIOCESE

BIBLE STUDY

St. James Parish in Sewickley is sponsoring a 10-week Bible study titled “Eucharistic: Discovering the Mass in the Bible,” which will be held on Sundays, starting Jan. 29, from ...

Columns

Women and men working together for life

A recent “traffic light moment” reminded me of a few important truths about our efforts to end abortion.

I was sitting in my car at a red light early one Saturday morning, just after the Wo ...

How the church saves the scrupulous

She loves the Catholic Church, she wrote, and wants to become a Catholic, but she thinks the church will be bad for her. “I am prone to religious scrupulosity,” someone named Lynn wrote in ...

Social teaching rooted in human dignity

QUESTION: In an adult education talk in my parish, the presenter said we should know the social teaching of the Catholic Church. It was more of a passing comment, but it struck me that I was not ...

Lift high the cross

The hymn “Lift High the Cross,” with its familiar refrain, will be sung in many of our churches during this Lenten season. The inspiration for its composition can be found in 1 Corinthians ...


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