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Artist recounts Catholic conversion

Artist recounts Catholic conversion

For most people, faith is like an unfinished painting, waiting for the Master’s touch to add color, shading and highlights. It can be a slow, arduous process. It was that way for artist...

Parishes mark district confirmation

Parishes mark district confirmation

Bishop David Zubik celebrated the sacrament of confirmation April 5 at Immaculate Conception Church in Washington with 38 candidates from the five parishes in Greene County and St. Katharine...

St. Elizabeth School ranked 10th in the world

St. Elizabeth School ranked 10th in the world

The third-graders at St. Elizabeth School in Pleasant Hills are feeling nearly on top of the world.Students in the third-grade classrooms of teachers Mary Beth Baumgardner and Lee Engel...

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Artist recounts Catholic conversion

For most people, faith is like an unfinished painting, waiting for the Master’s touch to add color, shading and highlights. It can be a slow, arduous process. It was that way for artist...

Pope condemns attacks in Syria

VATICAN CITY — Sharply criticizing a failure to find nonviolent means of bringing peace to Syria and other parts of the world, Pope Francis appealed to world leaders to work for justice and...

Parishes mark district confirmation

Bishop David Zubik celebrated the sacrament of confirmation April 5 at Immaculate Conception Church in Washington with 38 candidates from the five parishes in Greene County and St. Katharine...

These 'Dogs' not for kids

Movie ReviewNEW YORK — Writer-director Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” (Fox Searchlight) pushes the limits of his customary deadpan drollery with its emphasis on death...

St. Elizabeth School ranked 10th in the world

The third-graders at St. Elizabeth School in Pleasant Hills are feeling nearly on top of the world.Students in the third-grade classrooms of teachers Mary Beth Baumgardner and Lee Engel...

Bishop David Zubik

'What are you DOING for Lent?'

“What are you DOING for Lent??”In a much earlier time in my life, the Mondays and Tuesdays before Ash Wednesday were filled with that...

Christmas: One lasting word

No doubt. The decorations are down. Ornaments carefully packed. Boxes stored until December. Memories of Christmas 2017 are nestled in the heart.As we have once again focused on the real...

All I want for Christmas

One of our beautiful Christmas traditions at St. Paul Seminary where I live is to engage in a “secret Santa” exchange of gifts. We did so a little early this year because of our...

Turkey to go

Thanksgiving 2017 is all but a memory. The dark meat and white meat; the stuffing and cranberries; the potatoes and pies are a part of that memory, together with the table talk among family and...

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Father Bober

Eucharist, sign of our unity

QUESTION: Is it still true that only Roman Catholics are welcome to receive Communion in a Catholic church? And if so, why is that? ANSWER: It is correct that only...

God's justice prevails in eternity

QUESTION: I have been reading about Pope Francis and the existence of hell. I don’t want to get into the media issues, but I am interested in what the Catholic Church does teach about...

God's mercy is intense, abundant

QUESTION: In the Easter season, I hear so much about baptism and eternal life. While I am sure it fills most people with joy, it causes me pain because I lost a baby a few years ago. The...

We honor Christ's willing sacrifice

QUESTION: What exactly does the Catholic Church celebrate on Good Friday? ANSWER: This question can be understood in two ways. The first is about the actual...

There are few details about Paul's life

QUESTION: I see that there is a new movie coming out about St. Paul. What does the New Testament tell us about him? ANSWER: The New Testament contains very little...

Monks and friars aren't the same

QUESTION: A visiting priest was at our parish and I noticed he was wearing a habit, so I asked him what kind of monk he was. He answered that he was not a monk but a friar, and the...

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