PITTSBURGH, PA

Columns

Righteous among the nations

By David Mills

She died just three weeks ago, at the age of 99 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Diet Eman was a hero you probably never heard of. I hadn’t. Her story appeared on the Accidental Talmudist... More

Doxing: What is that?

On June 20, the Washington Post reported, “Ex-Senate staffer sentenced to 4 years for ‘doxing’ GOP senators in Kavanaugh confirmation fight.” The newspaper article relayed...

Happy Anniversary

Anniversaries not only remind us about our past, they also challenge us to determine what we value in the present. This past Labor Day, the Diocese of Pittsburgh hosted the 60th annual Mass...

U.S. Encuentro process blazed a cultural trail

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ call for church of missionary disciples who go to the peripheries to listen and accompany those most in need may have seemed radical and new at the start...

Serve one God

Every morning I sit in the front bedroom of our house and iron my clothes for the day. The ironing board is in front of a large window, so while I am ironing I can see my neighbors as they emerge...

The language of love and service

During a recent Catholic conference, I saw a Scripture quote on a poster that read: “Always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, yet...

Addressing suicide

People got upset. Last week the Associated Press ran a story about an elderly man in Seattle who was dying of cancer and decided to get help to end his life. You can do that legally in Washington...

In honor of the worker

Labor Day now pretty much means “the holiday that marks the end of summer.” Few people observe it as a celebration of labor, or know that labor unions first thought it up. Union...

To whom shall we go?

How do we live and remain faithful in the Catholic Church during a time of scandal? History teaches us that the community of believers called church have often done scandalous behaviors.

Reading Scripture with a grateful heart

The ideal way to read the Scriptures is to be informed by them and at the same time to be formed through them to live what we believe. Formative reading happens when we approach sacred texts as...

'Every day is a chance to start a new chapter'

A year ago, I sat on my couch, watched the news of the grand jury report, and sobbed. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing, and my heart ached for the victims, their families, the clergy,...

It's all part of the package

Fellow Pittsburgher Ronald Donatelli wants to tell his evangelical Protestant friends that Catholics are much worse than they think. He shared a “gotcha” post on Facebook. It’s...

Learning to trust in providence

For the past year, we Little Sisters of the Poor have been celebrating the 150th anniversary of our congregation’s arrival in the United States. Our sesquicentennial year will...

Exploring how faith groups can combat hate

WASHINGTON — Rabbi Hazzan Jeffrey Myers came face to face with hate and escaped its wrath Oct. 27, 2018, when it walked into the most unlikely of places: through the doors of his house of...

Driving under the influence of Jesus

There is a very powerful prayer from the 14th century called the Anima Christi, which means “the soul of Christ.” The prayer is still widely used today, usually after people receive...

The solitude of retreats

Many Catholics ask how they can deepen their prayer life and the awareness of the divine presence in everyday life. In a recent column (June 14 issue), I discussed how retreats play an...

Put down the phone. Pray.

Sometimes you had to stop my parents’ car by pulling off the road and slamming on the brakes. It would keep accelerating until you did. You had to rev down the engine so you could drive away...

Vaccines preserve 'moral health' of communities

ALBANY, N.Y. — Measles, chicken pox and other diseases are making a comeback as more parents are choosing not to vaccinate their children out of the fear of side effects, especially with...

We have an opening

Things are grim, kind of like the Pirates’ season before the winning streak. Maybe not quite Baltimore Orioles grim, 7,000 games out of first-place grim. But bad. I mean the decline in...

The Eucharist, our strength

On Father’s Day, June 16, I received a call from a man who lives across the country, and I have known him for more than 30 years. He was victimized sexually at the hands of a priest as a...

Not finding what you want? Search here:

News

Sculptor hopes to convey welcoming message

VATICAN CITY — Since his election, Pope Francis has made the care and welcoming of migrants and refugees a cornerstone of his papacy.

Nearly four months after ascending to the chair of...

God 'wants the best for you,' speaker says

Two businesswomen living out their Catholic faith in an increasingly secular culture told young professionals how God has guided and opened doors for them.

Former TV news anchor Jennifer...

Faith

Sculptor hopes to convey welcoming message

VATICAN CITY — Since his election, Pope Francis has made the care and welcoming of migrants and refugees a cornerstone of his papacy.

Nearly four months after ascending to the chair of...

God 'wants the best for you,' speaker says

Two businesswomen living out their Catholic faith in an increasingly secular culture told young professionals how God has guided and opened doors for them.

Former TV news anchor Jennifer...

Around The Diocese

AROUND THE DIOCESE

ST. PAUL OF THE CROSS 

Public is invited to “Southside Reconnect: Praying with St. Paul of the Cross,” on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at St. Paul of the Cross Passionist...

Around the Diocese

FESTIVALS

• Parish grouping 229 will host an indoor festival at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, 363 W. 11th Avenue Ext. in Homestead, on the following dates: Friday, Oct.

Around the Diocese

MERTON PHOTOGRAPHY

A photo exhibition titled “A Hidden Wholeness: The Zen Photography of Thomas Merton,” is now on display in the Gumberg Library, on the campus of...

Around the Diocese

ALZHEIMER’S/DEMENTIA

The Serving our Seniors Ministry of Our Lady of Joy Parish in Holiday Park will offer a free education seminar, “What is...

Calendar

Weekly Calendar

SUNDAY, OCT. 20

All-you-can-eat breakfast, 8 a.m.-noon, St. Monica Parish hall, 116 Thorndale Drive, Chippewa Township. Menu features scrambled eggs, hash browns, ham, sausage,...

WEEKLY CALENDAR

SUNDAY, OCT. 6

Eucharistic adoration, 11:30 a.m. through Benediction at 4:30 p.m., St. Sebastian Parish, 311 Siebert Road, Ross Township.

Super bingo, 12:30 p.m.

Weekly Calendar

SATURDAY, SEPT. 29

Blessing of pets, 2 p.m., lawn of St. Bede Parish, corner of South Dallas avenue and Edgerton Ave. in Pittsburgh’s Point Breeze neighborhood. Father...

Weekly Calendar

MONDAY, SEPT. 23

Mass, celebrating St. Padre Pio, 7 p.m., St. Augustine Church of Our Lady of the Angels Parish, 225 37th St., Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville...


Bishop Zubik's Columns

E-Edition
Current Magazine

Click here to see, download more issues

Current Magazine
Current Magazine

Click here to see, download more issues

Most Popular