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Students, educators honored nationally

School NewsSt. 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 ...

Quigley Catholic graduation

Quigley Catholic High School in Baden will hold combined baccalaureate Mass and commencement exercises for its 41 graduating seniors. The ceremonies will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at St. Ferdi ...

Quigley mock trial team wins state title

After winning the state title, Quigley Catholic High School’s mock trial team is headed to the national championships May 12-14 in Boise, Idaho.The school in Baden, Beaver County, successfully d ...

Sports Night gala raises money for Catholic school

The North Side Friends and Neighbors honored Pirates skipper Clint Hurdle and Tim Carey, merchandise director for the Pittsburgh Steelers, with its North Side Hall of Fame Award at the 18th Annual Gal ...

Diocese, Carlow partner to offer tuition support

Carlow University, in partnership with the Diocese of Pittsburgh, will recognize the commitment of parents who chose to invest in a Catholic elementary and secondary education for their children by of ...

Technology upgrades are high priority in schools

Our Lady of GraceThe school is embarking on a preschool-through-eighth-grade initiative to expose all students to creative problem solving by introducing them to interdisciplinary projects that use 21 ...

St. Vitus students receive state science awards

Eighteen of St. Vitus School’s seventh- and eighth-graders participated in the 58th annual Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Region IX competition in February at Slippery Rock University. T ...

St. Joseph High School students receive awards

The following school news items are from the 2014-15 year. Three St. Joseph High School students were honored in March at the 51st Annual Pennsylvania Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at State ...


'A living embodiment of Jesus' command'

Bishop David Zubik on the death of Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney:

Dan Rooney was a quintessential Pittsburgher who showed us how to lead with humility and faith.

He was a living embodiment of Jesus’ ...


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 ...

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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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