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Author's advice: Get off the hamster wheel

Author's advice: Get off the hamster wheel

Mark Joseph has a message for you. It’s about God’s unconditional love and what it can do for your life.To spread the message, he has written a book, started a website and is...

Bishops take part in weeklong retreat

Bishops take part in weeklong retreat

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Catholic bishops took part in a closed-door retreat Jan. 2-8 at Mundelein Seminary at the University of St. Mary of the Lake near Chicago to prayerfully consider ways...


Author's advice: Get off the hamster wheel

Mark Joseph has a message for you. It’s about God’s unconditional love and what it can do for your life.To spread the message, he has written a book, started a website and is...

Reeves portrays earnest researcher in new film

NEW YORK — The scientist who serves as the main character of the dull sci-fi misfire "Replicas" (Entertainment Studios) has clearly failed to heed the wisdom of Motown.Had he done so,...

Parish groupings focus on faith formation

On a recent wintery day, faith formation leaders from five parishes gathered in a converted classroom to seize what the ancient Greeks called kairos: “a proper or opportune time for crucial...

Bishop David Zubik

Marching for life

This month of January, in the very middle of this month of January, I am traveling with thousands and thousands of southwestern Pennsylvanians and hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from across our...

The Light is On for You

This Tuesday, Dec. 11, when parishes across the Diocese of Pittsburgh will be open for confession from 6-9 p.m. during “The Light is On for You,” some Catholics will hesitate. Even...

"Where were you when ..."

There are those singular moments in our lives when we can remember where we were when some extraordinary event happened either in our lives or in the life of the world.Tenderly, husbands...

The best of times, the worst of times

It’s that famous Charles Dickens’ opening line to “A Tale of Two Cities,” his novel of the French Revolution: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...

Love is contagious

Would you be surprised to know that there are only two American-born men who have been formally beatified? They were beatified within weeks of each other last year by Pope Francis.One is...

Your servant, David, is listening

D uring my 13 years as a high school teacher, one of the most important lessons I tried to teach my students was the difference between “hearing” and “listening.”The...


Father Bober

Appreciate God's goodness and love

QUESTION: Officially, what are the specific requirements to get into heaven? You see, I lead the best life I can because I am deathly afraid of hell. Call it upbringing if you like, but I...

Choose your Bible version wisely

QUESTION: During Christmas vacation, we visited friends who are no longer Catholic. Our children began to read from the Bible found in our friend’s home. I told them not to read it...

Homily looks to Scripture for insights

QUESTION: My question is about the content of the sermon at Mass. I wonder why priests concentrate so much on the Bible. The Bible seems to me like “old news.” I want to hear...

'Spiritual life' begins with prayer

QUESTION: I often hear people talk about their “spiritual lives.” I am not sure what that means, but honestly think that I really don’t have one. I don’t feel...

Gospels written from varied perspectives

QUESTION: My concept of “Christmas” revolves around what I have read and heard all my life from the Bible. When I hear people say that “… none of that really...

Welcome the stranger at Mass

QUESTION: Soon we will once again be with our “once a year Catholic” neighbor at Christmas. I find it annoying to see them at church. They are never around to support the rest...

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