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What you can do

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

Living our faith in trying times

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...

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What you can do

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

Bishop David Zubik

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...

A day in the life

It never fails. Any time I pay a visit to one of our elementary schools, the students in the lower grades will always ask the question: “What does a bishop do all day?” And so, just in...

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...

Faith

Father Bober

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).

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...

Respect for life applies to all

QUESTION: What do I say to co-workers and friends who ask, “Why is the Catholic Church trying to force its moral views about abortion on everyone...

Many ministries deserve applause

QUESTION: I attend Mass frequently and find it annoying when people clap following a choir piece. Is that really appropriate?ANSWER: Applause in church takes place more often...

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...

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