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Missionary: 'Lord knew exactly where he needed me'

Missionary: 'Lord knew exactly where he needed me'

Missionaries from the Culture Project, an initiative of young people seeking to restore virtue and uphold the dignity of life in the culture, began work in the diocese this month. They will offer...

Kairos retreats spread joy among students

Kairos retreats spread joy among students

North Catholic High School senior Kate Burke felt she had a firm foundation in her faith, but something was missing. She found it last year during a dynamic spiritual retreat that is helping to...

2020 Lenten fish fry listings

Following is a listing of parish fish fries submitted to the Pittsburgh Catholic from parishes in the diocese for the 2020 Lenten Season. Listing is by vicariate, parish or grouping location. All...

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Priest sentenced in abuse case

Father Hugh Lang, 89, has been sentenced to a jail term of nine to 24 months, minus one day, after a judge found him guilty in November of sexually abusing an 11-year-old boy in 2001. Father Lang...

2 school fairs are open to displaced students

Families from two Catholic schools that will close this year — St. Maria Goretti in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood and East Catholic in Forest Hills — are invited to a...

Children, adults can both enjoy 'Sonic'

NEW YORK — Not that the intended core audience of children is likely to notice, but many of the adults who take them will find that there's something oddly mechanical and even maladroit...

Kairos retreats spread joy among students

North Catholic High School senior Kate Burke felt she had a firm foundation in her faith, but something was missing. She found it last year during a dynamic spiritual retreat that is helping to...

2020 Lenten fish fry listings

Following is a listing of parish fish fries submitted to the Pittsburgh Catholic from parishes in the diocese for the 2020 Lenten Season. Listing is by vicariate, parish or grouping location. All...

Bishop David Zubik

True to character

Recently, my cousin Karen, who sends me a number of text messages each week, passed on to me a photo from the archives of our home parish, Good Samaritan in Ambridge.The photo was of a...

'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...

'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...

Looking into their eyes

Shortly after he was elected as our Holy Father in March 2013, Pope Francis said something that “hit me between the eyes.” His words made a significant impact on my reaching out to...

IOU

My guess is that you remember what it was like to purchase your first car.For me, it was a 1970 Pontiac Le Mans, medium green with a dark green vinyl roof. I purchased it at Downtown...

Good Friday and beyond

When a reporter interviewed me recently about this week’s anniversary of the Pennsylvania grand jury report on child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy, I tried to explain both my devastation...

Faith

Father Bober

Pope challenges us to think differently

QUESTION: At work, in the neighborhood, even at social events, I hear people talk about Pope Francis. I am surprised to hear how many people just do not like him. That seems odd to me and I...

Look beyond reincarnation for answers

QUESTION: Surprisingly, to me at least, people still talk about reincarnation. What does the Catholic Church say about this? ANSWER: The word reincarnation...

Seek out reliable Catholic information

QUESTION: I have a good deal of experience with young Catholics through our parish youth and young adult activities. I am amazed at how little they know about the Catholic faith. Why is...

Teaching on divorce: A quick primer

QUESTION: I was with my adult grandchildren over the holidays, all of whom continue to say they are Catholic and yet they had no idea about what the Catholic Church teaches regarding...

Conversion to Catholicism has evolved

QUESTION: They had some kind of welcome ceremony for converts to the Catholic Church this weekend at Mass. It got me thinking: Why don’t more people convert to being...

Ministry isn't done only by priests

QUESTION: My father lives in a small nursing facility and a priest used to come and say Mass there regularly. Now a deacon or Eucharistic minister comes and does a service. I hear of people...

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