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SUNDAY, MARCH 1 Eucharistic adoration, 11:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m., chapel of St. Sebastian Parish, Ross Township. MONDAY, MARCH 2 “Hinges to Holy Week” series, 6:30-7:30 p.m., St. Clare of Assi More

The following information was missing from the parish Lenten activity listings, published in the Feb. 21 issue. VICARIATE 3 BEAVER/FREEDOM/NEW BRIGHTON/ROCHESTER St. Cecilia, Rochester St. Felix, Fre

Respect for life applies to all

QUESTION: What do I say to co-workers and friends who ask, “Why is the Catholic Church trying to force its moral views about abortion on everyone else?”   ANSWER: The above question

Rosary brings together school parents, students

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 St

Many ministries deserve applause

QUESTION: I attend Mass frequently and find it annoying when people clap following a choir piece. Is that really appropriate? ANSWER: Applause in church takes place more often than one might expect.

Pirates pitcher doesn't balk at growing family

“Why wait? The best time is now.” Trevor Williams and his wife, Jackie, always knew they wanted to adopt a child, ideally after having children biologically. In 2015, the Williams’s

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 TE

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 Sister Thea,

A day in the life

It never fails. Any time I pay a visit to one of our elementary schools, the students in the lower grades will always ask the question: “What does a bishop do all day?” And so, just in ca

Award-winning 'Parasite' is a roller-coaster ride

NEW YORK — The South Korean feature "Parasite" (Neon) is a bit of a roller-coaster ride. The film begins as a sly comedy, then takes a surprising turn that leads on to a bloody, operatic climax

FRIDAY, FEB. 21 Presentation, “A Pencil in God’s Hand,” by architect Louis Astorino, St. James Church of Divine Redeemer Parish, 200 Walnut St., Sewickley. TUESDAY, FEB. 25 Fat Tues

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 lobby, issue

Weekly Calendar

SUNDAY, FEB. 16 All-you-can-eat breakfast, 8 a.m.-noon, St. Monica Parish Hal, 116 Thorndale Dr., Chippewa Twp. Menu includes scrambled eggs, hash browns, ham, sausage, toast, French toast, pancakes,

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 by p

Around the Diocese

FISH FRY Transfiguration, Russellton, and St. Victor, Bairdford Ash Wednesdays and Fridays of Lent, including Good Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., St. Victor Activity Hall, 527 Bairdford Road. Menu: deluxe f

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 pre

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 is

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 Catholi

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 about "

Pope challenges us to think differently

QUESTION: At work, in the neighborhood, even at social events, I hear people talk about Pope Francis. I am surprised to hear how many people just do not like him. That seems odd to me and I wonder wh

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 it. “

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

VICARIATE 3

BEAVER/FREEDOM/NEW...

Around the Diocese

FISH FRY

Transfiguration, Russellton, and St. Victor, Bairdford

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

Around the DIocese

DIVINE MERCY

“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...

Around the Diocese

“LAUDATO SI’”

“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.

Columns

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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