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By Father Frank D. Almade

Years ago on retreat we were asked in a prayer service of thanksgiving to place one or several articles which were special to us in front of the altar, as symbols of our giving thanks to God. I place More

At border, groups worry about tension, violence

WASHINGTON — In late October, the Trump administration announced plans to send more than 5,000 troops to the southern border ahead of a group of migrants from Central America heading north. A d

Peacemaking begins at home, pope says at Mass

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — World peace must begin in individuals’ hearts and in their families by saying “no” to pride and rivalry, Pope Francis said. “When we read news about

Nothing will surpass joy of heaven

QUESTION: Having just lost a loved one, I am particularly interested in the afterlife. I know there are a lot of opinions out there, but I am interested in what is found in Scripture and what the Cat

The rocky history of Christian-Jewish relations

That’s not Christianity, we say. The Tree of Life killer had as part of his social media profile: “Jews are the children of satan (John 8:44).” But looking at 2,000 years of Christi

New 'Nutcracker' is charming on the surface

NEW YORK — German author E.T.A. Hoffmann’s tale “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” has proven a remarkably rich bit of source material since its initial publication in 1816.

Calendar of E ents

SATURDAY, NOV. 10 Craft and vendor spectacular, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Teresa of Avila Parish, 1000 Avila Court, Perrysville. Featuring more than 70 vendors. Admission is $2. Also, variety of food trucks

Diocesan archives center preserves important past

Nearly 100 years ago, on Nov. 11, 1918, World War I ended. Father Thomas Coakley almost didn’t live to see the day. While serving as an Army chaplain with the 47th Infantry in the Argonne regio

Around the Diocese

POLISHFEST 2018 Polishfest 2018 will be Sunday, Nov. 11, noon-5 p.m. in the Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. Festival is a free family-orien

Bishop Zubik to host listening sessions

Bishop David Zubik will host four listening sessions in late November and early December, and is asking parishioners and others to attend to express their thoughts and concerns, and to offer suggesti

Women rooted in prayer

Nearly 1,000 women representing six states and every vocation gathered to delve into the bursting abundance of God’s love and rise to become great women of faith at “Overflow: Live in the

Commandments of God are clear

QUESTION: I have a question about the “Ten Commandments.” As I read the Bible, I am surprised to find that what I learned from my Catholic up-bringing as the “Ten Commandments”

Tear down the walls of shame

It has been my experience that one of the greatest impediments to recovery is shame. Shame is the wall that encloses the addict in a world of crippling self-pity that only nourishes self-centeredness

"Where were you when ..."

There are those singular moments in our lives when we can remember where we were when some extraordinary event happened either in our lives or in the life of the world. Tenderly, husbands and wives r

National 40 Days for Life leader visits Pittsburgh

There is much to be hopeful about in the fight against abortion, said Shawn Carney, president and CEO of 40 Days for Life. There have been 45 years of legal abortion in the United States, he noted, a

Calendar of Events

MONDAY, NOV. 5 Prayers for healing, for victims of abuse and their families, clergy and church, 7 p.m, Sisters of St. Joseph  chapel, 1020 State St., Baden. Refreshments and social will follow s

Around the Diocese

PRAYER AND VENERATION St. Anthony Chapel in Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill neighborhood will have sung evening prayers before the Blessed Sacrament on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. Following prayer wil

Delegates 'share the journey' with refugees

VATICAN CITY — Honduran Bishop Jose Antonio Canales of Danli said that, given what is going on in his country and throughout Central America, he had to walk in the “Share the Journey̶

'Blessed by your generosity'

With all that has been going on in the diocese, it was only natural that there would be questions about how it would affect attendance at the 53rd Annual Peru Mission Dinner. Dr. Patrick Joyce, direc

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POLISHFEST 2018

Polishfest 2018 will be Sunday, Nov. 11, noon-5 p.m. in the Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. Festival is a...

Around the Diocese

PRAYER AND

VENERATION

St. Anthony Chapel in Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill neighborhood will have sung evening prayers before the Blessed Sacrament on Sunday, Nov. 4...

Around the Diocese

IMPLICIT BIAS

The Race and Reconciliation Dialogue Group of St. Paul Cathedral Parish will host a talk by Betty Pickett on “Implicit Bias: The Human Element in Hidden...

Around the Diocese

ETHNIC COOKING

Good Samaritan Parish in Ambridge will hold an ethnic cooking class Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m. in parish’s Jericho Hall. Colcannon, a cabbage and...

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Vehicles for prayer

Years ago on retreat we were asked in a prayer service of thanksgiving to place one or several articles which were special to us in front of the altar, as symbols of our giving thanks to God. I...

At border, groups worry about tension, violence

WASHINGTON — In late October, the Trump administration announced plans to send more than 5,000 troops to the southern border ahead of a group of migrants from Central America heading...

Tear down the walls of shame

It has been my experience that one of the greatest impediments to recovery is shame. Shame is the wall that encloses the addict in a world of crippling self-pity that only nourishes...


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