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Jesus is calling all to discipleship

By Bob De Witt Correspondent

From its earliest days, the church has seen Lent as a time for the faithful to remember their baptism.In a new program, Catholics in the Diocese of Pittsburgh are invited prepare their hearts for the ... More

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Bishop Zubik visits Seton-LaSalle

Bishop David Zubik greets students Jan. 23 at Seton-LaSalle High School in Mount Lebanon. Bishop Zubik, who celebrated Mass for the students, faculty and administration at Seton-LaSalle, is visiting C ...

St. Louise teacher wins prestigious award

Zee Ann Poerio, a teacher at St. Louise de Marillac School in Upper St. Clair, will be one of only 42 teachers from across the country to receive the 2017 NCEA Lead. Learn. Proclaim Award from the Nat ...

Awaken sets hearts on fire, attendees say

God’s love is real, powerful, and wants to take us on the adventure of our lives. That was the message of Awaken, a night of Eucharistic adoration, dynamic talks by Father Joseph Freedy and Tony ...

Special events planned for Catholic Schools Week

The Diocese of Pittsburgh will celebrate Catholic Schools Week from Jan. 29-Feb. 4, with many activities highlighting the theme, “Catholic Schools — Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Ser ...

Students write on what King means to them

The main speaker for St. Paul Cathedral’s Race and Reconciliation Dialogue Group’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration was former Freedom Rider Robert Lavelle. However, it was si ...

Bishop joins effort to make city more welcoming

Bishop David Zubik joined other religious and civic leaders Jan. 17 at a news conference introducing proposed legislation to make Pittsburgh a more welcoming city for immigrants.“Jesus did, in f ...

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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