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Students, educators honored nationally

School News St. Joseph High School junior Isabelle Schroeder was one of 3,000 students from around the world to advance to the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest in College Park, Marylan

Students named 'Write Thing' winners

Catholic schools were well represented among the six overall winners in the annual “Do the Write Thing” Challenge, an initiative of the National Campaign to Stop Violence.  The chall

Quigley Catholic graduation

Quigley Catholic High School in Baden will hold combined baccalaureate Mass and commencement exercises for its 41 graduating seniors. The ceremonies will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at St. Ferd

Quigley mock trial team wins state title

After winning the state title, Quigley Catholic High School’s mock trial team is headed to the national championships May 12-14 in Boise, Idaho. The school in Baden, Beaver County, successfully

Diocese, Carlow partner to offer tuition support

Carlow University, in partnership with the Diocese of Pittsburgh, will recognize the commitment of parents who chose to invest in a Catholic elementary and secondary education for their children by o

Technology upgrades are high priority in schools

Our Lady of Grace The school is embarking on a preschool-through-eighth-grade initiative to expose all students to creative problem solving by introducing them to interdisciplinary projects that use

St. Vitus students receive state science awards

Eighteen of St. Vitus School’s seventh- and eighth-graders participated in the 58th annual Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Region IX competition in February at Slippery Rock University.

St. Joseph High School students receive awards

The following school news items are from the 2014-15 year. Three St. Joseph High School students were honored in March at the 51st Annual Pennsylvania Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at State

News & Features

Pilgrims describe emotional journey

It should surprise no one that the most special part of the Pittsburgh Catholic-sponsored pilgrimage to Mexico Feb. 9-13 was the visit to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. That was, after...

Faith

Pilgrims describe emotional journey

It should surprise no one that the most special part of the Pittsburgh Catholic-sponsored pilgrimage to Mexico Feb. 9-13 was the visit to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. That was, after...

Around The Diocese

Around the diocese

PARISH LENTEN ACTIVITIES

St. Gabriel, Whitehall

• Five-week lecture series, “The Epistles of St. Paul,” Mondays, Feb. 26, March 5-26, 6:30-7:45 p.m.,...

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PARISH LENTEN

ACTIVITIES

St. Bernard,

Mount Lebanon

• Sacrament of reconciliation, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m., Thursdays 4...

Around the Diocese

PERFORMERS

NEEDED

Calling all actors, actresses, singers, musicians and stage craft personnel of all ages to participate in a miniseries titled “The Life of...

Around the Diocese

MASS IN SPANISH

Time for the Mass in Spanish, celebrated Sundays at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Pittsburgh’s Beechview neighborhood, has changed from 1 p.m. to 12:30...

Columns

We are part of the body of Christ

This is the latest in a series of columns about On Mission for The Church Alive!

Remember the story of Chicken Little? “The sky is falling!”

As we get closer to April 26...

Smile a little smile

“O, c’mon, smile a little smile for me Rose Marie, where’s the use in cryin’”? — A popular song by The Flying Machine, 1969.

Old geezers — older...

Love transfigures, sin disfigures

Part 3 of a Lenten series.

“There is nothing permanent except change.” — Heraclitus (535-475 B.C.), Greek philosopher

 

On this Second Sunday of...

Jesus didn't look the way you thought he did

You know how you picture Jesus? Like most of the pictures at church, right? You’re probably wrong.

Let me say right away that doesn’t matter. As long as Christians have made...


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