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Rosary brings together school parents, students

Rosary brings together school parents, students

Assisting in setup for activities and working concession stands are important roles parents play in a school community. The help is certainly needed and appreciated by administrators. Last year, a...

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Rosary brings together school parents, students

Assisting in setup for activities and working concession stands are important roles parents play in a school community. The help is certainly needed and appreciated by administrators. Last year, a...

Seven Sisters Apostolate teams dedicate holy hours

At a time when priests face battles on many levels, Father Joseph McCaffrey said, it means so much that there are devoted and faith-filled people who come to their defense and give them strength...

Bishop David Zubik

A day in the life

It never fails. Any time I pay a visit to one of our elementary schools, the students in the lower grades will always ask the question: “What does a bishop do all day?” And so, just in...

True to character

Recently, my cousin Karen, who sends me a number of text messages each week, passed on to me a photo from the archives of our home parish, Good Samaritan in Ambridge.The photo was of a...

'Let nary a day go by without ...'

One of my favorite spots — any day, every day — is the chapel at St. Paul Seminary.When I moved back into the seminary upon my return from Green Bay more than 12 years ago, I...

'Babushka Power'

Whenever my parents had a Saturday night date night when I was a youngster, I always had the same sitter. She was my maternal grandmother, my Baba, whom I affectionately called...

Looking into their eyes

Shortly after he was elected as our Holy Father in March 2013, Pope Francis said something that “hit me between the eyes.” His words made a significant impact on my reaching out to...

IOU

My guess is that you remember what it was like to purchase your first car.For me, it was a 1970 Pontiac Le Mans, medium green with a dark green vinyl roof. I purchased it at Downtown...

Faith

Father Bober

Respect for life applies to all

QUESTION: What do I say to co-workers and friends who ask, “Why is the Catholic Church trying to force its moral views about abortion on everyone...

Many ministries deserve applause

QUESTION: I attend Mass frequently and find it annoying when people clap following a choir piece. Is that really appropriate?ANSWER: Applause in church takes place more often...

Pope challenges us to think differently

QUESTION: At work, in the neighborhood, even at social events, I hear people talk about Pope Francis. I am surprised to hear how many people just do not like him. That seems odd to me and I...

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...

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...

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...

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