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HOW WE AGE “Seasons of Your Life,” is a series of sessions dealing with challenges of aging and retirement, held at St. Catherine of Sweden Parish in Hampton Township. Second session  More

Weekly Calendar

TUESDAY, SEPT. 3 Presentation, 7-8 p.m., Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish hall, 300 Pike St., Meadowlands. Pittsburgh author Lillie Leonardi, will discuss her memoir, “In the Shadow of a

Importance of sacramental marriage

QUESTION: I always thought that it was enough that my spouse and I were legally married. Now that we want to have a child baptized in the Catholic Church, we were told that our marriage is not “

Kendrick Castillo named a Knight

MINNEAPOLIS (CNS) — The Knights of Columbus honored a teen who died in May trying to save the lives of his classmates during a shooting at his suburban Denver high school. Kendrick Castillo, th

To whom shall we go?

How do we live and remain faithful in the Catholic Church during a time of scandal? History teaches us that the community of believers called church have often done scandalous behaviors. From the bet

In honor of the worker

Labor Day now pretty much means “the holiday that marks the end of summer.” Few people observe it as a celebration of labor, or know that labor unions first thought it up. Union membershi

How to witness to your faith

QUESTION: I have many friends who read the Bible constantly. One recently told me that unless I “witness to my faith” I can never be saved. Now that has me wondering about my salvation. W

Strong message sent in 'Overcomer'

NEW YORK — "If you want to send a message," Hollywood stalwart Sam Goldwyn is said to have remarked — with regard to someone's yen to make a "meaningful" movie — "use Western Union.

ROSARY WALK Legion of Mary will sponsor another Rosary Warrior Community Walk on Tuesday, Aug. 27. Walk will start at 7 p.m. from The Legion of Mary Home, 1705 Brownsville Road in Pittsburgh’s

Reading Scripture with a grateful heart

The ideal way to read the Scriptures is to be informed by them and at the same time to be formed through them to live what we believe. Formative reading happens when we approach sacred texts as pilgr

Teachers make Catholic faith engaging for students

Caitlin Snatchko was initially apprehensive to take her classes to the chapel for a few minutes of Eucharistic adoration each week. The Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School campus minister and th

Gifts build Body of Christ

QUESTION: Speaking in tongues, what is that? Does it really come from God? If that is true, why don’t we all have the power to do that? ANSWER: “Speaking in tongues” is mentioned se

Ribbon-cutting for Terrace Place in North Hills

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald recently joined with community leaders and representatives of Vincentian Collaborative System for a ceremonial ribbon cutting at Terrace Place at Vincentian, a 9

Childhood heroine soars in debut on big screen

NEW YORK — Teenage and grown viewers will find much to cheer about in “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” (Paramount). As for younger fans of its source material, the popular Nickelode

'Every day is a chance to start a new chapter'

A year ago, I sat on my couch, watched the news of the grand jury report, and sobbed. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing, and my heart ached for the victims, their families, the clergy, and

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 and

TUESDAY, AUG. 20 Marian-Medjugorje worship services and Mass, 7 p.m., St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Monastery, 148 Monastery Ave., Pittsburgh’s South Side. Call 412-381-1188. WEDNESDAY, AUG.

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NOW

“Many Parts, One Body” is the theme of a Night of Worship (NOW) on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at St. Richard Parish in Richland Township, starting at 7 p.m. Service...

Around the Diocese

CLERGY PANEL

A panel of ecumenical clergy will discuss how holy Communion is practiced among various Christian traditions on Sunday, Sept. 8, at Roots of Faith, 800 Main St. in...

Importance of sacramental marriage

QUESTION: I always thought that it was enough that my spouse and I were legally married. Now that we want to have a child baptized in the Catholic Church, we were told that our marriage is...

Columns

The language of love and service

During a recent Catholic conference, I saw a Scripture quote on a poster that read: “Always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, yet...

Addressing suicide

People got upset. Last week the Associated Press ran a story about an elderly man in Seattle who was dying of cancer and decided to get help to end his life. You can do that legally in Washington...


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