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Living our faith in trying times

By Bob De Witt Correspondent

The threat and reality of the coronavirus pandemic make it easy to be consumed by panic and fear. But this crisis can also be a time for people to grow closer to Jesus and serve those in need. “ More

What you can do

Beyond practicing safe hygiene, there are many steps to take during this crisis. Don’t take what you don’t need Hoarding worsens the situation and can lead to more infections and more imp

Lent as a time for embraces

Over time, certain passages of Scripture reach beyond the realm of the sacred to find a place in our culture’s lexicon of colloquial expressions. “To every thing there is a season”

Diocese clarifies event cancellations

As a clarification of a previous announcement regarding the cancellation of all parish activities in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, fish fries and the Stations of the Cross are to be canceled, effective

St. Kilian promotes Zip With Us Inc.

St. Kilian School recently held a charity drive to benefit Zip With Us Inc., a nonprofit company that makes and distributes “port shirts” to families with sick children. The school collec

Take 5 with Father Tom Burke

Father Tom Burke 1. How did God call you to the priesthood? I always thought of priesthood growing up. From the early years, my mom and dad laid the foundation of my faith. My parents taught good mor

Weekly Calendar

SUNDAY, MARCH 18 “The Heart of the Mass,” presented by John Corcoran, 2:30-4:30 p.m. (Mass at 5 p.m.), Epiphany Church of Divine Mercy Parish, 184 Washington Place, Pittsburgh’s Upt

My Dzadza Bag

If you and I have seen each other over the course of the last seven weeks, you will have met my new “friend,” which I affectionately call my guardian angel. It’s my walker. Ever sin

Precautions necessary with illness spreading

QUESTION: I have heard that during this flu/virus crisis, some dioceses have encouraged people not to receive holy Communion on the tongue but rather in the hand (some even forbidding it). What’

Lenten promises to keep

You may or may not give more in Lent, the way the Church asks you to. Many of us could be more generous than we are. I certainly could be. Whatever you do in Lent, you know you should give to the nee

Make Lenten observance your own

QUESTION: Because we do Lent every year, I wonder what the church really expects will happen to us in Lent? What are the expectations?   ANSWER: Any response to the question above should conside

Eucharistic procession rescheduled for March 25

Auxiliary Bishop William Waltersheid will lead a Eucharistic procession Wednesday, March 25, following a 7 p.m. Mass at Epiphany Church of Divine Mercy Parish in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhoo

'Onward' not necessarily upward

NEW YORK — Though it reaches a heartwarming conclusion, the trajectory of the animated adventure "Onward" (Disney) is not all upward. Instead, the film is loaded down with an overly detailed my

Listening sessions to focus on parish finances

Bishop David Zubik’s spring 2020 listening sessions will discuss the relationship between parish and diocesan finances, including the Parish Share Program, how parishes fund schools, the dioces

Temptations challenge and reveal our faithfulness

There are 46 days from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday, the day before Easter. All around the world, people celebrate Lent as a time to reflect, refocus and prepare. In 2019, Twitter employees sorted

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Around The Diocese

Around the Diocese

THEIR EYES WERE OPEN

Father John Odeyemi will present "And Their Eyes Were Open at the Breaking of the Bread," on Saturday, March 14, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at Sacred Heart Parish in Pittsburgh's...

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The following information was missing from the parish Lenten activity listings, published in the Feb. 21 issue.

VICARIATE 3

BEAVER/FREEDOM/NEW...

Around the Diocese

FISH FRY

Transfiguration, Russellton, and St. Victor, Bairdford

Ash Wednesdays and Fridays of Lent, including Good Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., St. Victor Activity...

Around the DIocese

DIVINE MERCY

“Divine Mercy: Sharing What We Receive” will be presented by Father Tom Gramc on Sunday, Feb. 9, at St. Columbkille Parish in Imperial, starting at 2...

Columns

Lent as a time for embraces

Over time, certain passages of Scripture reach beyond the realm of the sacred to find a place in our culture’s lexicon of colloquial expressions. “To every thing there is a...

Lenten promises to keep

You may or may not give more in Lent, the way the Church asks you to. Many of us could be more generous than we are. I certainly could be. Whatever you do in Lent, you know you should give to the...

Almsgiving: An overshadowed Lenten pillar

WASHINGTON — When it comes to the three pillars of Lent, almsgiving is a little bit like the middle child, not always getting the attention that prayer and fasting do.

The word hardly...


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