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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 ...

News

New schools named in North Hills

Bishop David Zubik has approved names for three newly formed elementary schools in the North Hills region.

Effective July 1, Catholic elementary schools in the North Hills will become a ministry of all ...

Dinner guests hear 'Stories of Love'

The theme of the 35th Annual Bishop’s Dinner for Catholic Charities was “Stories of Love.” As part of the gathering, staff and supporters were asked to give a six-word story of love ...

Frey sees God's hand at work

Kelly Frey of WTAE-TV, the Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl Caritas Flame of Hope Award winner, was unable to attend the dinner. Two weeks ago, she found out that she had a setback in her battle against breas ...

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

HOLY SPIRIT NOVENA

Sisters of the Holy Spirit will host a novena to the Holy Spirit in the motherhouse chapel, 5246 Clarwin Ave in West View, from Friday, May 26, through Friday, June 2, starting at 7 ...

Around the Diocese

HANDBELL CONCERT

St. James Parish in Sewickley will participate in a community handbell concert Sunday, May 21, at St. Stephen Anglican Church, 405 Frederick St. in Sewickley. Concert is free and open ...

AROUND THE DIOCESE

OUR LADY OF FATIMA

Our Lady of Loreto Parish in Pittsburgh’s Brookline neighborhood will celebrate a Mass in honor of Our Lady of Fatima on Saturday, May 13, at 1 p.m. Following Mass will be an o ...

Around the Diocese

MENTAL HEALTH MONTH

St. Joseph Parish in O’Hara Township is sponsoring a three-week series in May for Mental Health Awareness Month. Held on Thursdays, series will feature professional speakers a ...

Columns

Ultimately, God decides who gets to heaven

QUESTION: A lot of people (and a lot of TV preachers) believe that anyone who does not believe in Christ cannot get into heaven. Does the Catholic Church teach that?

ANSWER: The above question was addr ...

Yes, we can show that Jesus rose from the dead

Christianity plays a high-stakes game. It claims that some things happened in history, particularly the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. In other words, the Christian faith bases itself on a claim ...

Rosary Makers mark 10 years

There are no idle hands in the Rosary Makers ministry at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Butler.

In the past 10 years, at least 1,000 rosaries have been made each month and, to date, more than 79,0 ...

Heavenly lights

I am a sunset bigot. Give me a sunset over Cape Cod Bay and everywhere else is just getting dark. It’s not that I mean to insult God’s creation at work anywhere. But having seen the best, ...


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