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Deacon answers call to serve medical mission

By Deacon Herb Riley

Charity and service work are at the heart of what we deacons were ordained to do in Jesus’ name. I never felt more humbled or more like a servant than I did in my seven days in October on a Car More

Venerable lessons in sober, prayerful living

Venerable Matthew Talbot was 28 when he realized that his drinking was leading him on a path to destruction. By embracing a life with spiritual depth, he turned his life around and became an inspirat

Special day planned to honor the Bible

VATICAN CITY — The newly established “Sunday of the Word of God” is an invitation to Catholics across the world to deepen their appreciation, love and faithful witness to God and hi

Around the Diocese

PRAYERS FOR LIFE The parishes of St. Raphael in Pittsburgh’s Morningside neighborhood and Sacred Heart in the city’s Shadyside neighborhood are praying a “9 Days for Life” nov

Weekly Calendar

MONDAY, JAN. 27 Life in the Spirit, 7-8:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Parish, 310 Shady Ave., Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood. Benedictine Father Boniface Hicks will speak on “Outpouring of t

Enduring tragedy and grief

This may be a little morbid, but I can’t stop thinking about the woman in New York City who was killed by falling debris from a 17-story, 100-year-old building. Erica Tishman, 60, an architect,

The Light of Christmas

Several times in sacred Scripture, we encounter the phrase “In the beginning …” We find it in the beginning of the Book of Genesis, in the Gospel of John, and we hear it again in Je

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 Catholic?   ANSWER: It

The woman cried at Mass

She sucked in her breath so fast and hard it sounded like a bark. My wife and I were sitting in the folding chairs at the back of Holy Trinity Church in Robinson Township Jan. 12. The woman had come

Catholics learn how to evangelize

PHOENIX — Alfonso Fraire, a student at Arizona State University, volunteers his time with youth ministry — and hopes to take back what he learned at the Student Leadership Summit sponsore

Netflix drama centers around marriage, divorce

NEW YORK — At first blush, the title of the drama "Marriage Story" (Netflix) may strike some as ironic. This is, after all, at least on the surface, an engrossing study of the divorce process i

Worldly spirit blurs good, evil, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians must be on guard against the spirit of worldliness that confuses and blurs the lines between what is good and what is evil, Pope Francis said. While the Holy Spi

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 who compl

Around the Diocese

ORGAN LESSONS Group organ lessons on Roland and Lowrey organs are being offered at the Community Center for Neighbors North Catholic Community, campus of St. Athanasius Parish, 7 Chalfonte Ave. in We

Weekly Calendar of Events

SUNDAY, JAN. 19 All-you-can-eat breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon, St. Monica Parish hall, 115 Thorndale Drive, Chippewa Township. Menu includes scrambled eggs, hash browns, ham, sausage, French toast, pancakes

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Around The Diocese

Around the Diocese

PRAYERS FOR LIFE

The parishes of St. Raphael in Pittsburgh’s Morningside neighborhood and Sacred Heart in the city’s Shadyside neighborhood are praying a...

Around the Diocese

ORGAN LESSONS

Group organ lessons on Roland and Lowrey organs are being offered at the Community Center for Neighbors North Catholic Community, campus of St. Athanasius Parish,...

Around the Diocese

ADORATION NIGHT

An adoration night will be Friday, Jan. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Aquinas Academy in Gibsonia. Program will feature Father Dan Waruszewki, singers Emily Cunningham...

Around the diocese

EPIPHANY EXPERIENCE

St. Joseph and St. Mary of Czestochowa parishes in New Kensington present annual “Epiphany Experience” on Sunday, Jan. 5, at St. Joseph Parish,...

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Enduring tragedy and grief

This may be a little morbid, but I can’t stop thinking about the woman in New York City who was killed by falling debris from a 17-story, 100-year-old building.

Erica Tishman, 60, an...

The Light of Christmas

Several times in sacred Scripture, we encounter the phrase “In the beginning …” We find it in the beginning of the Book of Genesis, in the Gospel of John, and we hear it again in...

Deacon answers call to serve medical mission

Charity and service work are at the heart of what we deacons were ordained to do in Jesus’ name. I never felt more humbled or more like a servant than I did in my seven days in October on a...


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