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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... More

Living our faith in trying times

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

'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...

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...

Coronavirus safety measures revealed

As hospitals and public health officials in Pennsylvania prepare for the potential spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, Bishop David Zubik is calling for precautions within the celebration of Mass...

Pope Francis recognizes Acutis miracle

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis formally recognized a miracle attributed to the intercession of Carlo Acutis, a 15-year-old Italian teenager who the pope has said is a role model for young...

'Emma' is a delight

NEW YORK — "Emma" (Focus) is a delightful screen version of Jane Austen's classic novel, lovely to look at and abounding in gentle humor. Only the momentary introduction of a bit of...

Rosary brings together school parents, students

Assisting in setup for activities and working concession stands are important roles parents play in a school community. The help is certainly needed and appreciated by administrators. Last year, a...

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Around the Diocese


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.



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Transfiguration, Russellton, and St. Victor, Bairdford

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

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“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...


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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