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St. Pio relics returning to Pittsburgh cathedral

St. Pio relics returning to Pittsburgh cathedral

The relics of St. Pio of Pietrelcina are scheduled to be brought to St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood on April 4-5, according to a news release from the Saint Pio...

Education radio show returning to airwaves

Education radio show returning to airwaves

The Diocese of Pittsburgh’s longtime radio program promoting the work of Catholic education is returning to the airwaves under a new name with a comprehensive range of topics and...


"7 Days in Entebbe" provides simplistic account

NEW YORK — All the tension of a daring military raid has somehow been drained from "7 Days in Entebbe" (Focus).Based on the 1976 Israeli commando mission that rescued more than 100...

Education radio show returning to airwaves

The Diocese of Pittsburgh’s longtime radio program promoting the work of Catholic education is returning to the airwaves under a new name with a comprehensive range of topics and...

Lights will be on, doors open March 21

Catholics in the Diocese of Pittsburgh are being urged by Bishop David Zubik to receive the sacrament of penance during the Lenten season, and all parishes will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday,...

Area youth to perform 'Joseph'

The St. Sebastian Parish CYO will carry on its storied Lenten musical tradition with its production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” March 16-18.Donations will...

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...


Father Bober

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...

Parishes keep sacramental records

QUESTION: I would like to know just what types of records my parish keeps on me and my family. I would also like to know how free they are to give out that...

Focus of confession is forgiveness

QUESTION: I recently went to confession and told the priest that I had not committed any sins but just wanted to obtain the grace of the sacrament. He seemed irritated and said that I...

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.

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