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Missionaries trusting in God

By Bob De Witt Correspondent

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 has called More

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 Sunday

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 includes music, Eucharis

Archbishop sees many challenges ahead in Bahamas

MIAMI — Archbishop Patrick Pinder of Nassau, Bahamas, celebrated Mass Sept. 8 for evacuee families and Catholic school staff members a week after Hurricane Dorian slammed into the islands. R

The language of love and service

During a recent Catholic conference, I saw a Scripture quote on a poster that read: “Always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, yet do

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. Father Levi Hartle is pres

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 being raise

Young adults invited to hear voice of God

Young adults have to sift through the noise of the world in discerning their faith. Can they really hear the voice of God? How can they hear what God wants from them? How can they contribute to the w

FALL EVENTS GUIDE

SEPTEMBER 22 | SUPERSIZED BREAKFAST 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Marian Hall of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Glenshaw. Menu includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, made to order omelets and more. Goodwil

'Bennett's War' is endearing sports drama

NEW YORK — Loosely based on the case histories of real-life wounded veterans, writer-director Alex Ranarivelo's endearing sports drama "Bennett's War" (Forrest) is a portrait of courage in the

Pilgrims drawn to church in abandoned town

CENTRALIA, Pa. (CNS) — About 500 pilgrims came to a small church on the side of a Pennsylvania mountain Aug. 25 to pray for peace. They gathered at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukraini

FALL EVENTS GUIDE

SEPTEMBER 22 | SUPERSIZED BREAKFAST 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Marian Hall of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Glenshaw. Menu includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, made to order omelets and more. Goodwil

Addressing suicide

People got upset. Last week the Associated Press ran a story about an elderly man in Seattle who was dying of cancer and decided to get help to end his life. You can do that legally in Washington and

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 kielbasa sandwiches, pierogi

Donations accepted for Our Lady of Grace

More than $17,000 has been raised to assist Our Lady of Grace Parish in Scott Township following the cancellation of the annual festival earlier this month. Father David Bonnar, administrator of the

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 Sharpsburg, starting a

Priest placed on leave following abuse allegation

The Diocese of Pittsburgh has placed on administrative leave Father Robert Cedolia, priest-administrator of the parishes of St. Clare in Clairton, Holy Spirit in West Mifflin, St. Thomas à Becke

Serra Club celebrates 70th annual dinner

The Serra Club of Pittsburgh honored Father Michael Stumpf with the Good Shepherd Award at its 70th Annual Reception and Dinner Honoring the Newly Ordained Priests of the Diocese of Pittsburgh A

Spiritual strengthening happens at Camp Lajas

C.J. Keilly was looking forward to joining other Catholic teens in a week-long wilderness adventure, but admitted he wasn’t totally ready for the reality of “roughing it.” “Wh

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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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The language of love and service

During a recent Catholic conference, I saw a Scripture quote on a poster that read: “Always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, yet...

Addressing suicide

People got upset. Last week the Associated Press ran a story about an elderly man in Seattle who was dying of cancer and decided to get help to end his life. You can do that legally in Washington...


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