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New spokeswomen standing up for life

By David Mills

She has green hair and she has blue hair. They’re young, stylish, clever, and I suspect listen to bands I’ve never heard of. And they’ve given their lives to defending the unborn. A More

Appreciate God's goodness and love

QUESTION: Officially, what are the specific requirements to get into heaven? You see, I lead the best life I can because I am deathly afraid of hell. Call it upbringing if you like, but I have a drea

Religion, politics collide in troubling new movie

NEW YORK — Religion and politics make for a toxic brew in the highly spiced historical drama "Mary Queen of Scots" (Focus). Taken as entertainment rather than a chronicle of real events, direct

Marching for life

This month of January, in the very middle of this month of January, I am traveling with thousands and thousands of southwestern Pennsylvanians and hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from across our co

Author's advice: Get off the hamster wheel

Mark Joseph has a message for you. It’s about God’s unconditional love and what it can do for your life. To spread the message, he has written a book, started a website and is sending out

Choose your Bible version wisely

QUESTION: During Christmas vacation, we visited friends who are no longer Catholic. Our children began to read from the Bible found in our friend’s home. I told them not to read it because it w

Parish groupings focus on faith formation

On a recent wintery day, faith formation leaders from five parishes gathered in a converted classroom to seize what the ancient Greeks called kairos: “a proper or opportune time for crucial act

Bishops take part in weeklong retreat

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Catholic bishops took part in a closed-door retreat Jan. 2-8 at Mundelein Seminary at the University of St. Mary of the Lake near Chicago to prayerfully consider ways to r

Around the Diocese

COME TO ME “Come to Me” is the theme of the next festival of praise at St. Albert the Great Church of Holy Apostles Parish in Baldwin on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 7-8:30 p.m. Public is invi

Reeves portrays earnest researcher in new film

NEW YORK — The scientist who serves as the main character of the dull sci-fi misfire "Replicas" (Entertainment Studios) has clearly failed to heed the wisdom of Motown. Had he done so, he would

Calendar of Events

MONDAY, JAN. 14 Holy hour for peace, 7 p.m., St. Paul Parish, 128 N. McKean St., Butler. Includes prayers for peace, vocations, to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, to St. Michael, rosary and Benediction.&

Central Catholic grad claims racing title

Kris Wright a Central Catholic High School graduate is cementing himself as a "bright rising star" in the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) Prototype Challenge (PC) series. He c

Music career began in local honors band

Kelly Zimba, principal flutist for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, remembers well her involvement in the Pittsburgh Diocesan Instrumental Music Program. As a student at St. Louise de Marillac School

Lots of movies to choose from as 2019 begins

Movie Capsules NEW YORK — The following are capsule reviews of movies recently reviewed by Catholic News Service. “Aquaman” (Warner Bros.): A sprawling, lush spectacle, this DC Comi

College students invited to apply for scholarship

College students interested in spending a week in Chimbote, Peru, to learn more about the Chimbote Foundation’s mission are eligible to apply for a $1,500 Mike Clark-WTAE TV Travel Award. Throu

Recalling all martyrs

“Atheists.” That’s what the pagan world considered Christians. With good reason. To the Christians, the pagan universe of gods and goddesses was all bunk. There was only one God. No

When Roe is no more

The replacement of Justice Anthony Kennedy by Justice Brett Kavanaugh on the U.S. Supreme Court has inspired great hope among pro-life Americans that Roe v. Wade’s days could be numbered. Endin

A hopeful journey into 2019

Returning to Ordinary Time each January, after the Christmas season, can be a bit of a letdown. But January is actually full of exciting events: World Peace Day (Jan. 1), the Week of Prayer for Chris

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Around The Diocese

Around the Diocese

COME TO ME

“Come to Me” is the theme of the next festival of praise at St. Albert the Great Church of Holy Apostles Parish in Baldwin on Saturday, Jan. 12, from...

Around the Diocese

SPIRITUAL THERAPEUTIC RECOVERY

St. Catherine of Sweden Parish in Hampton Township continues its Spiritual Therapeutic Recovery Ministry for those struggling with a loved...

Around the Diocese

FREE ROSARY MAKING

A free rosary making workshop will be Saturday, Jan. 5, from noon-2 p.m. at the Legion of Mary Home, 1705 Brownsville Road in Pittsburgh’s Carrick...

Around the Diocese

CHRISTMAS MASS

Below are additions to Christmas Eve and Christmas day Mass times:

St. Mary of the Mount,

Mount Washington

CE: 4 p.m.

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New spokeswomen standing up for life

She has green hair and she has blue hair. They’re young, stylish, clever, and I suspect listen to bands I’ve never heard of. And they’ve given their lives to defending the...

When Roe is no more

The replacement of Justice Anthony Kennedy by Justice Brett Kavanaugh on the U.S. Supreme Court has inspired great hope among pro-life Americans that Roe v. Wade’s days could be...


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