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Vatican II liturgical reform 'irreversible,' pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY — The Catholic Church must continue to work to understand the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council and why they were made, rather than rethinking them, Pope Francis sai More

Make Advent a game changer

Advent comes and goes nearly unnoticed. The only thing worth recognition between Halloween and Christmas is Thanksgiving, and even that has started to take a back seat as major stores start “de

Pope advocates family meal time

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A family that chooses to watch TV or play with their smartphones rather than talk at the dinner table is “hardly a family,” Pope Francis said. “When child

10 tips for parents

Archbishop J. Michael Miller of Vancouver offered these 10 tips for parents to pass on the faith: 1. Be present to children: A real presence, not a virtual one that involves checking up by phone or t

Guidance and inspiration for the faith journey

Book Review “On a Mission: Lessons from St. Francis de Sales,” by Patrick Madrid. Servant Books (http://catalog.franciscanmedia.org; 888-322-6657), 2013. 138 pages. $15.99. Do you know so

Are you prepared to defend the faith?

I’m a history buff. So when people speak of “defending the faith” my mind conjures up images from long ago: the medieval crusader with his sword drawn â ¦

News

Defend human dignity, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The dignity and rights of people with disabilities are increasingly threatened by a society that discriminates and views them as a burden, Pope Francis said.

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Cases against priests found to be credible

The Diocese of Pittsburgh’s Independent Review Board has reached a determination regarding cases of four priests who have been on administrative leave after being accused of having sexually...

Youth conference: Rowdy to reverent

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — Outside, a cold drizzle dampened Indianapolis Nov. 21.

Inside the city’s convention center, however, it seemed as if the pure joy and enthusiasm of 20,000...

Faith

Around The Diocese

Around the Diocese

GIFTS OF HOLY SPIRIT

A discussion on “Gifts of the Holy Spirit” will be part of Oakland Prayer Group’s next informal evening of prayer, praise and teaching...

Around the Diocese

GLOBAL DIVINE MERCY

On Saturday, Dec. 7, 10-10:30 a.m., Eternal World Television Network will broadcast program showing students, staff and clergy from Archangel...

AROUND THE DIOCESE

PASTA WITH PURPOSE

St. Titus Parish in Aliquippa is hosting a benefit spaghetti dinner Sunday, Nov. 24, at the B.P.O. Elks Lodge, 2655 Broadhead Road in Aliquippa. Proceeds...

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LAMB OF GOD

Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary Court 277 will host a Spirit-filled retreat titled “Lamb of God,” led by Father Nicholas Vaskov, on Saturday, Nov. 9,...

Calendar

Calendar of Events

SUNDAY, DEC. 15

Christmas bake sale, 11:45 a.m. (following 10:30 a.m. Mass), St. Benedict the Moor Parish, 91 Crawford St., Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood. Featuring...

Weekly Calendar

MONDAY, DEC. 9

Preview Day, for high school juniors and seniors and transfer students, 4:30-7 p.m., La Roche University, 9000 Babcock Blvd., McCandless Township. Includes...

Weekly Calendar

SUNDAY, DEC. 1

Eucharistic adoration, 11:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m., St. Sebastian Parish, 311 Siebert Road, Ross Township.

MONDAY, DEC. 2

Prayers for healing,...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20

Vendor show, 5-8 p.m., Sacred Heart Parish, 154 Orchard Ave., Emsworth. For information, call 412-761-6651.

Suicide loss support group, 7-8:30...


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