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Vatican II liturgical reform 'irreversible,' pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY — The Catholic Church must continue to work to understand the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council and why they were made, rather than rethinking them, Pope Francis sai More

Make Advent a game changer

Advent comes and goes nearly unnoticed. The only thing worth recognition between Halloween and Christmas is Thanksgiving, and even that has started to take a back seat as major stores start “de

Pope advocates family meal time

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A family that chooses to watch TV or play with their smartphones rather than talk at the dinner table is “hardly a family,” Pope Francis said. “When child

10 tips for parents

Archbishop J. Michael Miller of Vancouver offered these 10 tips for parents to pass on the faith: 1. Be present to children: A real presence, not a virtual one that involves checking up by phone or t

Guidance and inspiration for the faith journey

Book Review “On a Mission: Lessons from St. Francis de Sales,” by Patrick Madrid. Servant Books (http://catalog.franciscanmedia.org; 888-322-6657), 2013. 138 pages. $15.99. Do you know so

Are you prepared to defend the faith?

I’m a history buff. So when people speak of “defending the faith” my mind conjures up images from long ago: the medieval crusader with his sword drawn â ¦

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Sri Lanka agrees to inquiry

NEGOMBO, Sri Lanka (CNS) — Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has finally won a concession from Sri Lanka’s government after widespread criticism of the investigation into the deadly Easter...

Missionaries trusting in God

Pittsburgh’s Allentown neighborhood lost most of its Catholic population in recent decades. Young urban missionaries see that as an opportunity for outreach.

“I think the Lord...

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Around The Diocese

Around the Diocese

NOW

“Many Parts, One Body” is the theme of a Night of Worship (NOW) on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at St. Richard Parish in Richland Township, starting at 7 p.m. Service...

Around the Diocese

CLERGY PANEL

A panel of ecumenical clergy will discuss how holy Communion is practiced among various Christian traditions on Sunday, Sept. 8, at Roots of Faith, 800 Main St. in...

Importance of sacramental marriage

QUESTION: I always thought that it was enough that my spouse and I were legally married. Now that we want to have a child baptized in the Catholic Church, we were told that our marriage is...

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 14

Festival of praise, “Being a Disciple of Jesus,” 7-8:30 p.m., St. Albert the Great Church of Holy Apostles Parish, 3109 Schieck St., Baldwin.

Weekly Calendar

SATURDAY, SEPT. 7

Flea market and Polish food sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Friendship Hall of St. Mary of Czestochowa Parish, 857 Kenneth Ave., New Kensington. Food menu includes...

Weekly Calendar

TUESDAY, SEPT. 3

Presentation, 7-8 p.m., Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish hall, 300 Pike St., Meadowlands. Pittsburgh author Lillie Leonardi, will discuss her memoir,...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 20

Marian-Medjugorje worship services and Mass, 7 p.m., St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Monastery, 148 Monastery Ave., Pittsburgh’s South Side. Call...


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