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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 ...

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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

ST. ANTHONY NOVENA

The annual 13 Tuesday novena, in honor of St. Anthony of Padua, is being prayed at St. Anthony Chapel, 1704 Harpster St. in Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill neighborhood, on Tuesdays, no ...

Around the Diocese

FISH FRY

St. Mary, Cecil

Fridays of Lent, including Good Friday, 4-7 p.m, church hall, 10 Saint Mary’s Lane. Entrees include fried fish, baked fish, crab cakes, baked salmon, seafood sampler and f ...

Around the Diocese

OPEN HOUSES

The new regional schools of St. Mary of the Assumption and St. Bonaventure, both in Glenshaw, will host open houses for current Catholic school families and those considering enrolling pre- ...

Around the Diocese

FISH FRIES

St. Gabriel, Whitehall

Fridays of Lent, except Good Friday, 4-7 p.m., parish hall, 5200 Greenridge Drive. Menu features baked orange roughy, hand-breaded cod, seafood cakes, shrimp, haluski, ...

Columns

Holiness: The ticket to happiness

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, born in 1931, is a South African civil rights activist and retired Anglican bishop. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for staunch opposition to the policies of apartheid (r ...

Peace amid the mess

We come from God, and are going to God …

Lent is an opportune moment to enter into the mind and heart of Jesus at one of the most intimate, vulnerable times during his life on this earth. Everyth ...

Never too late to have a fruitful Lent

QUESTION: Every Lent, I have the best intentions but never really get off the ground. I guess it’s too late for this year, but what are some concrete, realistic ideas for a fruitful Lent?

ANSWER: ...

The least of these on the Internet

You probably didn’t see the picture, but it was a huge hit on the kind of websites where people make fun of other people. One of them is called “The people of Walmart” because some g ...


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