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QUESTION: I am not sure how to ask any of the priests I know, but I wonder what priests feel when so much appears in the newspapers about clergy sexual abuse? ANSWER: Of course, I do not know what al

My heart is heavy

As I write this, my heart is heavy. No one who has read the grand jury report can be unaffected. It is a record of the violation that children suffered at the hands of men who were ordained to protec

Grace overcomes our weakness

The grand jury’s report may have come out by the time this appears. If it hasn’t, it will be hanging over our heads. Whatever it reports, the news won’t be good. In his letter to th

Bishop David Zubik's letter to the faithful

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ: The Church is the Body of Christ. We are called to be His face, His hands, His heart. Today, we are all wounded in some way by the heartbreaking accounts in the g

HHS urged to reissue rules on abortion coverage

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services must issue new regulations to enforce a requirement that consumers be notified if a subsidized health plan offered under the

Young adults uplifted at Revolutionary conference

Silence fell over the crowd of young adults Aug. 5 at St. Paul Seminary in Crafton when actress Nicole Abisinio said that the deepest longings of her heart were not satisfied by sharing film sets wit

Stay vigilant

At a recent event, I had the opportunity to meet and talk with people involved in youth ministry at local Catholic parishes. They were familiar with the child sexual abuse prevention efforts of the c

New culture, new wineskins

This is the latest in a series of columns about On Mission for The Church Alive! “No one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost and the

Our tradition of civility

“They should have just given each of us a box of Kleenex when we bought our ticket.” I overheard this remark as I was leaving the theater after watching the new documentary on Fred Rogers

Two secrets of successful ministry

According to Cardinal Robert Sarah, in his book “The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise”: “All activity must be preceded by an intense life of prayer, contemplation

Camp teaches children about God through art

A new summer camp program at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School recently welcomed children ages 5-8 to a weeklong camp that combined theology lessons with art, celebrating God’s creation

Around the Diocese

FORMED The FORMED Bible study on St. Peter continues at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at St. Pamphilus Parish in Pittsburgh’s Beechview neighborhood. Program is free and registration is not req

Weekly Calendar of Events

SUNDAY, AUG. 12 Mass in Italian, for feast of St. Rocco, 4 p.m., St. Raphael Parish, 1118 Chislett St., Pittsburgh’s Morningside neighborhood. Procession through Pittsburgh’s Morningside

Church invites all to know the Bible

QUESTION: Some people say that the Catholic Church is afraid of private interpretation of Scripture. Isn’t that what we all do every time we take up the Bible? Isn’t that what we are supp

Campers immersed in adventures of faith

Under an open-air tent at twilight in Moraine State Park, eight high school girls and their camp counselors gathered July 25 amid the fireflies in the grass, not for a bonfire, but for a blessing fro

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Around The Diocese

Around the Diocese

FORMED

The FORMED Bible study on St. Peter continues at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at St. Pamphilus Parish in Pittsburgh’s Beechview neighborhood. Program is free and...

Around the Diocese

ADORATION AND TALK

St. Anthony Chapel in Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill neighborhood is hosting Eucharistic Adoration on Sunday, Aug. 5 at 3 p.m., followed by a talk about St. Lawrence...

Around the Diocese

NOVENA

A nine-week novena will be prayed at Transfiguration Parish in Russellton on Sundays, July 29 through Sept. 29. Novena will be prayed following 10 a.m. Mass to invoke...

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REGISTRATION OPEN 

Early registration is now open for the second annual Catholic Women’s Fellowship Conference, “Overflow: Live in the Abundance of...

Columns

Grace overcomes our weakness

The grand jury’s report may have come out by the time this appears. If it hasn’t, it will be hanging over our heads. Whatever it reports, the news won’t be good. In his letter to...

Stay vigilant

At a recent event, I had the opportunity to meet and talk with people involved in youth ministry at local Catholic parishes. They were familiar with the child sexual abuse prevention efforts of...

Our tradition of civility

“They should have just given each of us a box of Kleenex when we bought our ticket.”

I overheard this remark as I was leaving the theater after watching the new documentary on...

Two secrets of successful ministry

According to Cardinal Robert Sarah, in his book “The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise”: “All activity must be preceded by an intense life of prayer,...


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