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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 ¦

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...


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