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Bishop to mark 20-year milestone

April 6 will mark the 20th anniversary of Bishop David Zubik’s ordination as auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. That appointment came a decade before his call to lead the Pittsburgh ...

West Mifflin parish marks its 150th anniversary

St. Agnes Parish in West Mifflin marked its 150th anniversary March 19 with a Mass led by Bishop David Zubik. Father Dan Sweeney, administrator (pro-tem), proclaimed the Gospel.  The bishop greet ...

Help Chimbote now

Most of the heavy rains and flooding have occurred to the north and south of Chimbote, Peru, where the Diocese of Pittsburgh has supported a medical and humanitarian mission for more than 50 years. In ...

Deluges in Peru trigger flash floods, landslides

LIMA, Peru — Felicita Chipana was at work when the Rimac River began to rise. By the time she got home, her kitchen was gone, swept away by floodwaters that left scores of families homeless on t ...

Bishop Zubik visits Eagles' nest

Bishop David Zubik visited Oakland Catholic High School in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood March 17. He celebrated Mass with faculty and students as part of a pastoral visit. He is also a ...

Benedictine fund-raising gala set for May 6

The Benedictine Sisters of Pittsburgh will honor the National Religious Retirement Office at the sisters’ spring gala May 6 in the PNC Champions Club Room at Heinz Field.The NRRO has provided fi ...

Abuse allegation ruled inconclusive

 The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has ruled that an accusation of child sexual abuse against Father John Fitzgerald, 68, of the Diocese of Pittsburgh “has not ...

'We promise to pray for you ...'

Josh Krill was awed by the beauty of St. Paul Cathedral and the large number of people who were in it. But what impressed him most was the feeling he got when the congregation sang the phrase “W ...

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.


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 ...


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



“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 ...



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.


St. Bernadette, Monroeville

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

Around the Diocese



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 ...


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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