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Rosary brings together school parents, students

By MATTHEW PEASLEE Associate Editor

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... More

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...

Priest sentenced in abuse case

Father Hugh Lang, 89, has been sentenced to a jail term of nine to 24 months, minus one day, after a judge found him guilty in November of sexually abusing an 11-year-old boy in 2001. Father Lang...

Missionary: 'Lord knew exactly where he needed me'

Missionaries from the Culture Project, an initiative of young people seeking to restore virtue and uphold the dignity of life in the culture, began work in the diocese this month. They will offer...

2 school fairs are open to displaced students

Families from two Catholic schools that will close this year — St. Maria Goretti in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood and East Catholic in Forest Hills — are invited to a...

Children, adults can both enjoy 'Sonic'

NEW YORK — Not that the intended core audience of children is likely to notice, but many of the adults who take them will find that there's something oddly mechanical and even maladroit...

Kairos retreats spread joy among students

North Catholic High School senior Kate Burke felt she had a firm foundation in her faith, but something was missing. She found it last year during a dynamic spiritual retreat that is helping to...

2020 Lenten fish fry listings

Following is a listing of parish fish fries submitted to the Pittsburgh Catholic from parishes in the diocese for the 2020 Lenten Season. Listing is by vicariate, parish or grouping location. All...

Vincentian Academy to debut musical production

Musical director Carissa Zozos said that the Vincentian Academy musical theater program's production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” fits the personality of the students involved in...

Catholic Men's Fellowship seeks clothing

Catholic Men’s Fellowship of Pittsburgh is seeking men’s winter clothing for distribution at the Severe Weather Emergency Shelter on Smithfield Street in Downtown Pittsburgh. Items...

'The Turning' contains bloody horror

NEW YORK — Over the years, Henry James' classic 1898 novella-length horror story "The Turn of the Screw" has proved fertile soil for movie adaptations. Of the numerous big-screen takes,...

Marianne Cornetti coming home for concert

Cabot native Marianne Cornetti is internationally recognized as one of the leading Verdi mezzo-sopranos of her generation.  As a way to give back to the many churches and communities...

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The following information was missing from the parish Lenten activity listings, published in the Feb. 21 issue.



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Transfiguration, Russellton, and St. Victor, Bairdford

Ash Wednesdays and Fridays of Lent, including Good Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., St. Victor Activity...

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“Divine Mercy: Sharing What We Receive” will be presented by Father Tom Gramc on Sunday, Feb. 9, at St. Columbkille Parish in Imperial, starting at 2...

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“Laudato Si,’ Pope Francis, the Environment and Me” is title of a four-week program Wednesdays, Feb. 5-26, from 10-11:30 a.m.


Marking Black History Month

During my time at Aquinas High School in La Crosse, Wisconsin, I was privileged to have a young Sister Thea Bowman as a teacher during my sophomore year.

I have written previously about...

Weaving our shared stories together

Driving home from Downtown Pittsburgh, I like to listen to recorded books I get from the public library. The one I’m listening to now is about public speaking. Specifically, it’s about...

Racial justice hasn't gone out of season

WASHINGTON — Catholic groups and organizations are striving to not only acknowledge the sins of the past but also do something to atone for them.

Network, a Catholic social justice...

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