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Amid growth, pope urges Mauritius to aid young, poor

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius — Statistical indicators show Mauritius’ rapid economic growth has benefited all sectors of society, lifting thousands out of poverty over the past 30 years, but Pop More

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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 Alzheimer’s/Dementia,” on Wednesd

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 neighborhood. Veneration of S

Special schedule of daily Masses set for Oct. 1-3

Nearly all priests of the Diocese of Pittsburgh will attend the Triennial Clergy Convocation on Sept. 30-Oct. 3 in Wheeling, West Virginia. Since fewer priests will be available, each regional vicar

NFL chaplain focuses on players' lives, faith

INDIANAPOLIS — As the Catholic chaplain for the Indianapolis Colts, Father Douglas Hunter has access to the training facility, the team meetings and the sidelines during games. He’s even

Many influences form young people

QUESTION: It seems that Catholic children today do not know the elements of the Catholic faith that their parents and grandparents knew. Why is that and what can we do about it?   ANSWER: A lot

Missionaries trusting in God

Pittsburgh’s Allentown neighborhood lost most of its Catholic population in recent decades. Young urban missionaries see that as an opportunity for outreach. “I think the Lord has called

Sri Lanka agrees to inquiry

NEGOMBO, Sri Lanka (CNS) — Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has finally won a concession from Sri Lanka’s government after widespread criticism of the investigation into the deadly Easter Sunday

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NOW “Many Parts, One Body” is the theme of a Night of Worship (NOW) on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at St. Richard Parish in Richland Township, starting at 7 p.m. Service includes music, Eucharis

Archbishop sees many challenges ahead in Bahamas

MIAMI — Archbishop Patrick Pinder of Nassau, Bahamas, celebrated Mass Sept. 8 for evacuee families and Catholic school staff members a week after Hurricane Dorian slammed into the islands. R

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 do

SATURDAY, SEPT. 14 Festival of praise, “Being a Disciple of Jesus,” 7-8:30 p.m., St. Albert the Great Church of Holy Apostles Parish, 3109 Schieck St., Baldwin. Father Levi Hartle is pres

Godparents are to assist parents

QUESTION: I am the godmother of a child of longtime friends. While I still attend Mass and practice my Catholic faith, the child’s parents no longer do. The child, therefore, is not being raise

Young adults invited to hear voice of God

Young adults have to sift through the noise of the world in discerning their faith. Can they really hear the voice of God? How can they hear what God wants from them? How can they contribute to the w

FALL EVENTS GUIDE

SEPTEMBER 22|SUPERSIZED BREAKFAST 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Marian Hall of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Glenshaw. Menu includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, made to order omelets and more. Goodwil

'Bennett's War' is endearing sports drama

NEW YORK — Loosely based on the case histories of real-life wounded veterans, writer-director Alex Ranarivelo's endearing sports drama "Bennett's War" (Forrest) is a portrait of courage in the

Pilgrims drawn to church in abandoned town

CENTRALIA, Pa. (CNS) — About 500 pilgrims came to a small church on the side of a Pennsylvania mountain Aug. 25 to pray for peace. They gathered at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukraini

FALL EVENTS GUIDE

SEPTEMBER 22 | SUPERSIZED BREAKFAST 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Marian Hall of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Glenshaw. Menu includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, made to order omelets and more. Goodwil

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 and

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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...

Around the Diocese

NOW

“Many Parts, One Body” is the theme of a Night of Worship (NOW) on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at St. Richard Parish in Richland Township, starting at 7 p.m. Service...

Around the Diocese

CLERGY PANEL

A panel of ecumenical clergy will discuss how holy Communion is practiced among various Christian traditions on Sunday, Sept. 8, at Roots of Faith, 800 Main St. in...

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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...


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