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Youth conference: Rowdy to reverent

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — Outside, a cold drizzle dampened Indianapolis Nov. 21. Inside the city’s convention center, however, it seemed as if the pure joy and enthusiasm of 20,000 people R More

Around the Diocese

GIFTS OF HOLY SPIRIT A discussion on “Gifts of the Holy Spirit” will be part of Oakland Prayer Group’s next informal evening of prayer, praise and teaching Monday, Dec. 16, from 7-8

Defend human dignity, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The dignity and rights of people with disabilities are increasingly threatened by a society that discriminates and views them as a burden, Pope Francis said. In a letter ma

Cases against priests found to be credible

The Diocese of Pittsburgh’s Independent Review Board has reached a determination regarding cases of four priests who have been on administrative leave after being accused of having sexually abu

Calendar of Events

SUNDAY, DEC. 15 Christmas bake sale, 11:45 a.m. (following 10:30 a.m. Mass), St. Benedict the Moor Parish, 91 Crawford St., Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood. Featuring specialty cakes, cookies

PCC against Down syndrome veto

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference issued this statement Nov. 21 on Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of House Bill 321, which would ban an abortion based solely on a prenatal diag

'Light is On for You' Dec. 11

All parishes in the Diocese of Pittsburgh will make the sacrament of reconciliation available Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 6-9 p.m. as part of “The Light is On for You” campaign. The diocese&

Pope: Set up your Nativity scene

VATICAN CITY — A Nativity scene is a simple reminder of something astonishing: God became human to reveal the greatness of his love “by smiling and opening his arms to all,” Pope Fr

Churches know Eucharist differently

QUESTION: At our son’s wedding, the non-Catholic mother of the bride came up for Communion and the priest asked if she was a Catholic and she said, “No,” and then he said, “Ma

A chapel, a desk and one man's saintly witness

As someone who has studied John Henry Newman’s writings for years, it was surreal for me to attend his canonization in Rome. I’ve known for some time now that Newman was interceding for m

Jesus wants a relationship with you

One of my callings has been to teach family caregivers how to care for themselves, and forgiveness is one of the first and most frequent topics we discuss. Those who care for sick or elderly relative

Around the Diocese

GLOBAL DIVINE MERCY On Saturday, Dec. 7, 10-10:30 a.m., Eternal World Television Network will broadcast program showing students, staff and clergy from Archangel Gabriel School in Robinson Towns

Immaculate Conception feast Dec. 9

Dec. 8 is usually the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the patronal feast day of the United States. But this year, because it falls on a Sunday, the Immaculate Conce

Honor Our Lady of Guadalupe

As you know, from Dec. 9-12, 1531, Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared to Juan Diego and asked him to go to Bishop Juan de Zumárraga to ask him to build a temple to honor Our Lady, showing that she w

Weekly Calendar

MONDAY, DEC. 9 Preview Day, for high school juniors and seniors and transfer students, 4:30-7 p.m., La Roche University, 9000 Babcock Blvd., McCandless Township. Includes dinner, campus tours, questi

Wreath is important symbol for Advent

QUESTION: During Advent I see the wreath and the candles in the sanctuary of almost every Catholic church. Is this an ancient custom or one that is relatively recent in the church? Is it required? &#

Bishop answers queries on schools, Masses, mergers

On Mission for The Church Alive! is about renewing parish life by helping people really know Jesus, Bishop David Zubik said at open meetings held in all four vicariates Nov. 18-21. He fielded a wide

Reject nuclear weapons, pope says

HIROSHIMA, Japan — Saying it is “perverse” to think the threat of nuclear weapons makes the world safer, Pope Francis urged a renewed commitment to disarmament and to the internatio

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Around The Diocese

Around the Diocese

GIFTS OF HOLY SPIRIT

A discussion on “Gifts of the Holy Spirit” will be part of Oakland Prayer Group’s next informal evening of prayer, praise and teaching...

Around the Diocese

GLOBAL DIVINE MERCY

On Saturday, Dec. 7, 10-10:30 a.m., Eternal World Television Network will broadcast program showing students, staff and clergy from Archangel...

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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Pope: Set up your Nativity scene

VATICAN CITY — A Nativity scene is a simple reminder of something astonishing: God became human to reveal the greatness of his love “by smiling and opening his arms to all,” Pope...

Jesus wants a relationship with you

One of my callings has been to teach family caregivers how to care for themselves, and forgiveness is one of the first and most frequent topics we discuss.

Those who care for sick or elderly...

Honor Our Lady of Guadalupe

As you know, from Dec. 9-12, 1531, Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared to Juan Diego and asked him to go to Bishop Juan de Zumárraga to ask him to build a temple to honor Our Lady, showing that...


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