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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 in More

Freedom to fail in the eyes of the world

By the world’s standards, the cross was the antithesis of success, and yet on that tree hung “the Savior of all people” (1 Timothy 4:10). Scourged, crowned with thorns and crucified

SUNDAY, MARCH 8 Living Stations of the Cross, with St. Ferdinand Youth Group, 7:30 p.m., St. Albert the Great Church of Holy Apostles Parish, 3198 Schieck St., Baldwin. Sponsored by parish’s Ch

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 rolls off

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THEIR EYES WERE OPEN 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 Shadyside n

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 me

The word of God and Lent

On Jan. 26, the universal church celebrated the Sunday of the Word of God for the first time. This celebration was instituted by Pope Francis last September through a special document titled “A

Women religious: Living one mission

Congregations of women religious are making a difference every day in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Permit me to offer a snapshot view as to why we celebrate them during this National Catholic Sisters&#

How the saints support your Lent

We could explain saints by calling them the people we want to be. Or know we should want to be, even if we’re not feeling it. I love St. Pio, but I’m not keen on working as hard as he did

When children are at risk of sextortion

As technology rapidly changes and children have increased access to the internet from younger ages, there are extensive avenues for their victimization. In particular, there are a growing number of o

'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 visual eart

Calendar of Events

SUNDAY, MARCH 1 Eucharistic adoration, 11:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m., chapel of St. Sebastian Parish, Ross Township. MONDAY, MARCH 2 “Hinges to Holy Week” series, 6:30-7:30 p.m., St. Clare of Assi

The following information was missing from the parish Lenten activity listings, published in the Feb. 21 issue. VICARIATE 3 BEAVER/FREEDOM/NEW BRIGHTON/ROCHESTER St. Cecilia, Rochester St. Felix, Fre

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 else?”   ANSWER: The above question

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 St

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 than one might expect.

Pirates pitcher doesn't balk at growing family

“Why wait? The best time is now.” Trevor Williams and his wife, Jackie, always knew they wanted to adopt a child, ideally after having children biologically. In 2015, the Williams’s

Weaving our shared stories together

Driving home from Downtown Pittsburgh, I like to listen to recorded books I get from the public library. The one I’m listening to now is about public speaking. Specifically, it’s about TE

Marking Black History Month

During my time at Aquinas High School in La Crosse, Wisconsin, I was privileged to have a young Sister Thea Bowman as a teacher during my sophomore year. I have written previously about Sister Thea,

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 ca

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THEIR EYES WERE OPEN

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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BEAVER/FREEDOM/NEW...

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FISH FRY

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

“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...

Columns

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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