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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, Marylan

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 chall

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. Ferd

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

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 o

Technology upgrades are high priority in schools

Our Lady of Grace The 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

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.

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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Around The Diocese

Around the Diocese


Polishfest 2018 will be Sunday, Nov. 11, noon-5 p.m. in the Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. Festival is a...

Around the Diocese



St. Anthony Chapel in Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill neighborhood will have sung evening prayers before the Blessed Sacrament on Sunday, Nov. 4...

Around the Diocese


The Race and Reconciliation Dialogue Group of St. Paul Cathedral Parish will host a talk by Betty Pickett on “Implicit Bias: The Human Element in Hidden...

Around the Diocese


Good Samaritan Parish in Ambridge will hold an ethnic cooking class Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m. in parish’s Jericho Hall. Colcannon, a cabbage and...


Vehicles for prayer

Years ago on retreat we were asked in a prayer service of thanksgiving to place one or several articles which were special to us in front of the altar, as symbols of our giving thanks to God. I...

At border, groups worry about tension, violence

WASHINGTON — In late October, the Trump administration announced plans to send more than 5,000 troops to the southern border ahead of a group of migrants from Central America heading...

Tear down the walls of shame

It has been my experience that one of the greatest impediments to recovery is shame. Shame is the wall that encloses the addict in a world of crippling self-pity that only nourishes...

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