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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, More

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

Vincentian pledges to raise minimum wage

Vincentian — a nonprofit health care and human services organization founded in the Catholic tradition in 1924 and sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth — has begun raising wage

Sins of thought involve decisions to act

QUESTION: What does the church mean when it speaks of “sins of thought?”   ANSWER: This question is really dealing with three things: feelings, temptations and sins of thought. Feeli

High school applauds soccer coach for 25 years

The 2019 soccer season marked the 25th year of David Baker coaching boys soccer at Quigley Catholic High School. He recently received a plaque to mark the milestone. Baker, a 1975 Quigley graduate, i

A win-win for Catholic education, PA businesses

Catholic schools are recognized for providing a valuable alternative in developing the mind, body and spirit of their students. Today more than ever, there is a need to help parents meet the challeng

Moving forward

One of those sentences that sets me off is, “We always used to do it this way.” Or any use of the verb “used to.” We say this often. “That new pizza shop is where the Is

John Cena headlines 'Playing with Fire'

NEW YORK — If your folks warned you against "Playing With Fire" (Paramount), their advice was sound. Though generally harmless, this comedy is so painfully unfunny, it's almost fascinating. Pro

Bishops set to begin 'ad limina' visits

VATICAN CITY — The bishops of every diocese in the United States have prepared detailed reports on the life of the Catholic Church in their dioceses and have made or are making reservations to

Pro-life author credits church's pro-life stance

When a pro-choice person becomes pro-life, their faith is shaken, and the conversion experience often involves a change in their religious affiliation. If they aren’t Catholic already, they mos

What does aridity mean in the life of prayer?

To answer this question, we need to ask another one: What caused this aridity (dryness, lifelessness) to occur? From a human perspective, it may be due to apathy, discouragement or fatigue. From a di

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, from 9 a.m.-2 p.

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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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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...

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.


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