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Giving thanks always

Our country celebrates countless reasons to be grateful to God and one another on the national holiday of Thanksgiving. Family members make travel plans. Traditional recipes are on the table. Shoppin

Six men begin seminary studies

The journey of discernment has started for six men who entered St. Paul Seminary in Crafton this year. The new seminarians come from various walks of life, but their main focus is on doing God’

Live the Gospel where God has placed you

Pope Francis named Cardinal John Henry Newman a Catholic saint last month. St. Newman was a contemporary of our foundress, St. Jeanne Jugan, and probably knew our early communities in England. He gre

'Let nary a day go by without ...'

One of my favorite spots — any day, every day — is the chapel at St. Paul Seminary. When I moved back into the seminary upon my return from Green Bay more than 12 years ago, I was delight

Make your funeral preferences known

QUESTION: I have noticed lately that there are a lot of funeral “services” (not Masses) held for people who I know were faithful Catholics all their lives. What is this all about?  

St. James in Wilkinsburg to mark its 150th

Parishioners, clergy, friends and neighbors plan to gather Sunday, Nov. 24, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of St. James Parish in Wilkinsburg. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in the church,

Third time is charm for 'Charlie's Angels'

NEW YORK — The mantra for a film industry obsessed with remakes and reboots could be "Everything old is new again." The latest example: "Charlie's Angels" (Columbia), the third film iteration o

PCC stands with lawmakers against hate

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference took a stand with Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, Sen. Jay Costa, D-Allegheny, Rep. Ed Gainey, D-Allegheny, Sen. Larry Farnese, D-Philadelphia,

Retired priest found guilty

On Nov. 8, Father Hugh Lang, a retired priest and former pastor of St. Therese of Lisieux in Munhall, was found guilty by an Allegheny Court of Common Pleas judge of sexual abuse of a minor in 2001.

Pope: Christians called to aid poor

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — At a time when “situations of injustice and human pain” seem to be growing around the globe, Christians are called to “accompany the victims, to see in th

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 p.m., Elizabeth Seton Center, 1900 Pi

Providing compassionate care

QUESTION: In an article by Jack Shaw that appeared in the Pittsburgh Catholic Nov. 1, the author took issue with a television series’ treatment of the Catholic Church’s view of suicide. I

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 benefit parishioner Mary L

'Babushka Power'

Whenever my parents had a Saturday night date night when I was a youngster, I always had the same sitter. She was my maternal grandmother, my Baba, whom I affectionately called “Porchy,”

Healthy boundaries help to prevent abuse

Our lives are made up of a series of relationships — including relationships between family members, colleagues, peers, acquaintances, mentors, our friends and other people in our lives. Each r

Introducing your friends to Mary

The Mother of God, she is to us an example, a friend, a mother, the Queen of Heaven. She’s someone to whom we turn in trouble and sorrow, someone who intercedes for us at the highest possible l

Amen to Action 2019 set Nov. 29

Pittsburgh’s spirit of love and compassion will once again be on display at the third annual Amen to Action initiative on Black Friday, Nov. 29, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Do

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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,...

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DINNER RESERVATION

Saturday, Nov. 2, is deadline for public to make reservations for annual spaghetti dinner Saturday, Nov. 9, at St. Nicholas Parish in Millvale. Hosted by the...

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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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Giving thanks always

Our country celebrates countless reasons to be grateful to God and one another on the national holiday of Thanksgiving. Family members make travel plans. Traditional recipes are on the table.

Live the Gospel where God has placed you

Pope Francis named Cardinal John Henry Newman a Catholic saint last month. St. Newman was a contemporary of our foundress, St. Jeanne Jugan, and probably knew our early communities in England. He...

Introducing your friends to Mary

The Mother of God, she is to us an example, a friend, a mother, the Queen of Heaven. She’s someone to whom we turn in trouble and sorrow, someone who intercedes for us at the highest...

Pope: Christians called to aid poor

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — At a time when “situations of injustice and human pain” seem to be growing around the globe, Christians are called to “accompany the victims, to see in...


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