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Sculptor hopes to convey welcoming message

Sculptor hopes to convey welcoming message

VATICAN CITY — Since his election, Pope Francis has made the care and welcoming of migrants and refugees a cornerstone of his papacy.Nearly four months after ascending to the chair of...

Celebrating marital bonds that endure

Celebrating marital bonds that endure

After celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with 50 friends and family members in June, Janet and Jack Mendel are looking forward to capping off their marriage milestone at the Golden Wedding...

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Sculptor hopes to convey welcoming message

VATICAN CITY — Since his election, Pope Francis has made the care and welcoming of migrants and refugees a cornerstone of his papacy.Nearly four months after ascending to the chair of...

God 'wants the best for you,' speaker says

Two businesswomen living out their Catholic faith in an increasingly secular culture told young professionals how God has guided and opened doors for them.Former TV news anchor Jennifer...

Beware of bogus e-mails

An increasing number of parishioners have reported receiving bogus e-mails and text messages from scammers posing as their priests and asking for gift cards.Never respond to such a request,...

Will Smith stars in new sci-fi thriller

NEW YORK — Though it may be named after a heavenly constellation, the sci-fi action-thriller "Gemini Man" (Paramount) turns out to be less than stellar.Tedious in its storytelling, as...

Bishop David Zubik

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...

Good Friday and beyond

When a reporter interviewed me recently about this week’s anniversary of the Pennsylvania grand jury report on child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy, I tried to explain both my devastation...

'Blue Bloods' and beyond

To be honest, I don’t have the chance or the time to watch much TV, with one exception. Every Friday eve (when it airs), I have my DVR set to record the latest installment of “Blue...

'Easter us, O God'

“Resurrexit sicut dixit, alleluia, alleluia! He is risen as he said, alleluia, alleluia!”For all who are Christian, Easter is the event without equal. Easter marks our...

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Father Bober

Jesus leads us to care for others

QUESTION: In the past, the church used to talk a lot about the “corporal works of mercy.” But I don’t hear much about that today. What has...

All are welcome to the Lord's table

QUESTION: Have you ever noticed the “strange” people who attend Sunday Mass? When I go to Mass I want to pray and not be distracted or disturbed. Shouldn’t we be able to...

Discussing the intercessory prayer

QUESTION: When people experience some tragedy, I often hear priests and other religious people say: “I’ll pray for you.” I wonder if they say that because they don’t...

God doesn't play games with us

QUESTION: In the seats and in the back of churches, I often see small papers and leaflets telling of the “unfailing help” of a particular saint. A lot of times the papers say...

Many influences form young people

QUESTION: It seems that Catholic children today do not know the elements of the Catholic faith that their parents and grandparents knew. Why is that and what can we do about...

Godparents are to assist parents

QUESTION: I am the godmother of a child of longtime friends. While I still attend Mass and practice my Catholic faith, the child’s parents no longer do. The child, therefore, is not...

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