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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 describes a number of theories about

Weekly Calendar

MONDAY, FEB. 10 Life in the Spirit, 7-8:30 p.m., Synod Hall, 125 N. Craig St., Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. Father John Sweeney will present “Transformation in the Holy Spirit.̶

Moral arguments propel nuclear treaty efforts

WASHINGTON — The Cold War may have ended in 1991, but nuclear disarmament advocates in the Catholic Church and beyond say nuclear weapons still pose a grave danger to humanity. For months these

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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 p.m. Rosary and chaplet

Marianne Cornetti coming home for concert

Cabot native Marianne Cornetti is internationally recognized as one of the leading Verdi mezzo-sopranos of her generation.  As a way to give back to the many churches and communities that helped

Missionary to focus on Mary in South Side

Shannon Keating, a missionary with Vagabond Missions, will present “Praying With Mary” on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. at St. Paul of the Cross Monastery on Pittsburgh’s South Side. T

Two schools closing, four merging into two

As part of a strategic regionalization of Catholic elementary schools in the diocese, two schools will close at the end of the 2019-20 academic year and four others will merge into two campuses. Bish

Remembering Holocaust is 'a duty,' pope says

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis said remembering the millions of men, women and children who perished in the Holocaust is a call for the world today to reflect and commit to not repeating the atroc

Calendar of Events

MONDAY, FEB. 3 Life in the Spirit, 7-8:30 p.m., Synod Hall, 125 N. Craig St., Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. Benedictine Father Killian Loch will present “Gifts of the Holy Spirit.

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“LAUDATO SI’” “Laudato Si,’ Pope Francis, the Environment and Me” is title of a four-week program Wednesdays, Feb. 5-26, from 10-11:30 a.m. at Kearns Spiritua

St. Francis de Sales' rules for Twitter

Doctors don’t seem to do this anymore, but when St. Francis de Sales was alive, they would judge a man’s health by the state of his tongue. So, he said, “our words are a true test o

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 that?  

Elders shape the future

During February my thoughts turn to two of my favorite biblical figures, Simeon and Anna. Simeon is described in St. Luke’s Gospel simply as “a man in Jerusalem” and Anna as an 84-y

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 divorce. They al

Teens voice concerns about social media

Young Catholics today face formidable forces that barely existed a decade ago, and the Diocesan Youth Council is committed to helping them navigate the choppy waters of a fast-changing culture. Counc

Winter shelter to reopen at normal site

Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh, after temporarily relocating its Winter Warming Station to the Epiphany campus of Divine Mercy Parish, 184 Washington Place in the city’s Uptown neighborhood,

High school rallies for ill student

St. Joseph High School in Natrona Heights is showing love and support for one of its students by adopting a new dress code. Hats can now be worn to show solidarity with senior Eli Swierczewski,

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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.

VICARIATE 3

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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