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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...

Beware of bogus e-mails

An increasing number of parishioners have reported receiving bogus e-mails and text messages from scammers posing as their priests and asking for gift cards. Never respond to such a request,...

Will Smith stars in new sci-fi thriller

NEW YORK — Though it may be named after a heavenly constellation, the sci-fi action-thriller "Gemini Man" (Paramount) turns out to be less than stellar. Tedious in its storytelling, as...

Celebrating marital bonds that endure

After celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with 50 friends and family members in June, Janet and Jack Mendel are looking forward to capping off their marriage milestone at the Golden Wedding...

Ladies of Charity Caregiving ready to serve

For about a year, the local Ladies of Charity organization has been nurturing an enterprise offering home care to people in the Pittsburgh region. Ladies of Charity Caregiving Inc. is a pilot...

Two appointed to senior staff posts

Bishop David Zubik is appointing two accomplished professionals to his senior staff to oversee community relations and finances. Former KDKA-TV anchor Jennifer Antkowiak will join the staff...

Aftercare supports former inmates

It’s an early Monday afternoon and the offices of the Foundation of HOPE on Pittsburgh’s North Side are alive with activity. Office staff are helping men and women fill out...

It doesn't get much darker than 'Joker'

NEW YORK — Origin stories of Batman villains don't get any darker than "Joker" (Warner Bros.) Portrayals of Batman's archnemesis have spiraled in that direction for years. This time,...

Korean Catholics mark 40th anniversary

The Korean Catholic Community of the Diocese of Pittsburgh celebrated its 40th anniversary Sept. 15 with Mass at their church, St. John Cantius in Sharpsburg, and a picnic at Deer Lakes Park near...

"Abominable" is adorable for families

NEW YORK — "Adorable" has a new synonym: "Abominable" (DreamWorks), a charming animated film which transforms the dreaded Yeti monster — the legendary abominable snowman — into a...

Checking into your family tree? Help is available

People interested in their family genealogy are invited to a Catholic Resources for Your Family Tree program Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Schoppol Hall of St. Teresa of Avila Parish in...

Winter clothing drive begins

The faithful are called to be the hands and feet of Christ and assist those in need. They can help do that by supporting the third annual Christ’s Hands Project, sponsored by the Pittsburgh...

Nigerian priest is on a missionary journey

Father Cajetan Anyanwu, who served the parish grouping in Pittsburgh’s East End until recently while earning a doctorate degree in systematic theology from Duquesne University, knows about...

Fall 40 Days for Life to begin

A Mass to kick off the fall 40 Days for Life campaign is set for Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. at Epiphany Church in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood. The celebrant will be Father Chris...

Stallone back in classic role

NEW YORK — It's an old and easily spotted Hollywood trick: Set up a group of easy-to-hate villains, then dole out their presumably just desserts while inviting viewers to revel in their...

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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.

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...

Columns

Righteous among the nations

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...

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...


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