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Bishop David Zubik's Bridging The Gap

Encourage each other

Just as I was putting the finishing touches on this article, I received the news that Jim, my friend of nearly 50 years, more like a brother to me, died. And while his death was expected as a result More

Zubik vs. Burwell

It’s something I never expected in my life. Yet here I am, a guy from a small town in Beaver County, Ambridge, and I have a Supreme Court case named after me. It is formally called “Zubik

The best of times and the worst of times

Anyone who has played the game of Trivial Pursuit might be faced with identifying the quote: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” For any student of literature, one will

I want to apologize

It was Tuesday evening of Holy Week, 2009. Though late in the season, snow was in the air. I had been your bishop a few months shy of two years. A number of people had gathered together at St. Paul C

Trumped!

It had to happen. This has been one long and a little bit crazy political campaign. Something was bound to happen to bring the church into the fray front and center. As you are probably well aware, o

Take it easy!

In what has become a tradition on the weekend just before Ash Wednesday, a special issue of the Pittsburgh Catholic is mailed directly to your home. This is a gift from your neighborhood parish. Quic

Now what?

It’s been three weeks since we celebrated the feast of Christmas. It’s been two weeks since we celebrated New Year’s Day. I suspect by this time most Christmas trees have been taken

Reach out and touch somebody's hand

This week’s issue of the Pittsburgh Catholic is being mailed directly to your home through the kindness and generosity of your neighborhood parish. Consider this an early Christmas gift! If you

'Do you miss kissing?'

This past weekend, I returned home after making my annual retreat — a whole week alone with Jesus (well, almost). Once again, Jesus directed me on the retreat through my spiritual director of 2

'Excuse me â ¦ Would you â ¦'

A funny thing happened to me in Philly. Oh, I don’t mean funny in the “Ha-ha” sense. But funny in the sense of inexplicable joy. On the very first eve of the visit of Pope Francis t

Test story

Teemu Pulkkinen is tearing it up in the AHL. Twenty-seven goals in 41 AHL games — just one year after amassing 31 goals in 71 games is undeniably impressive and it’s no wonder some people

Pat on the head

When I was a young boy, my parents made the choice that I would go to a Catholic school. I was grateful for it then. I am even more grateful for it now. Our family home was about five miles outside o

So help us God

It was Jan. 22, 1973. I was a seminarian studying at St. Mary Seminary in Baltimore, Maryland. I had been sent there to prepare for ordination to the priesthood. St. Mary’s is the oldest semina

My 'OTHER DAD'

In my last writing to you, I shared the importance of taking vacations as an important time to step aside from the usual routine to get some necessary R&R, some very important REST & RELAXATION, to r

Lucy and Ricky's California vacation

As one of the “baby boomers,” our generation became the first television generation. As I reflect back on some of the shows of the 1950s — “Ozzie and Harriet,” “I

Homilies

Christian Associates Prayers

Around The Diocese

Around the Diocese

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...

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 14

Festival of praise, “Being a Disciple of Jesus,” 7-8:30 p.m., St. Albert the Great Church of Holy Apostles Parish, 3109 Schieck St., Baldwin.

Weekly Calendar

SATURDAY, SEPT. 7

Flea market and Polish food sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Friendship Hall of St. Mary of Czestochowa Parish, 857 Kenneth Ave., New Kensington. Food menu includes...

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,...

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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...


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