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Pilgrims describe emotional journey

Pilgrims describe emotional journey

It should surprise no one that the most special part of the Pittsburgh Catholic-sponsored pilgrimage to Mexico Feb. 9-13 was the visit to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. That was, after...

Meeting over meals in the North Hills

Meeting over meals in the North Hills

What began as a meager meal has turned into an unexpected evangelization effort by members of North Hills parishes who are breaking bread and making friends with Catholics and non-Catholics...

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Pilgrims describe emotional journey

It should surprise no one that the most special part of the Pittsburgh Catholic-sponsored pilgrimage to Mexico Feb. 9-13 was the visit to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. That was, after...

Meeting over meals in the North Hills

What began as a meager meal has turned into an unexpected evangelization effort by members of North Hills parishes who are breaking bread and making friends with Catholics and non-Catholics...

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...

The eyes have it

One part of a bishop’s job description that I most enjoy is celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation. In the fall and spring, I’m on the road throughout the six counties of our...

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Father Bober

Persevere in relation to God

QUESTION: Do you think it is possible to have a kind of spiritual depression? I am not even sure I know what regular depression is, but it just seems like I am stuck and spinning my wheels...

Parity is common in worship

QUESTION: At my church, when a man brings up the offertory gifts, the priest shakes his hand. When a woman brings up the gifts, the priest hugs her. Each time I see the disparity in...

Collecting taxes not essentially evil

QUESTION: I know this will seem like a strange question to many of your readers, but I work as a collections agent. My work consists of contacting people who are very overdue on payments.

Symbols have profound meanings

QUESTION: Why does everything seem so symbolic and mysterious in Catholic worship? ANSWER: Some have described the division that took place after the Protestant...

Be comfortable discussing your life

QUESTION: I went to confession recently and the priest said, “It might be best to discuss that matter more fully with a priest whom you trust.” I wonder what he meant when he...

Judgment of Galileo was wrong

QUESTION: Does the Catholic Church ever admit that it was wrong? For example, with Galileo. ANSWER: Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa, Italy, on Feb. 15, 1564. He...

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