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We are all responsible for the church's mission

I was at a meeting for a Midwest diocese to discuss the future of their newspaper. In addition to the diocesan editor — a layman with 20 years of journalism experience — a number of lay d

Turning the tide on youth/young adult ministry

Bridgette Kennedy-Riske used to feel upset at the church and hurt by it, leading her to question whether there was a place for her. Then a friend listened to her concerns and invited her to participa

You can make the dream a reality

This is the latest in a series of columns about On Mission for The Church Alive! “Why are we doing this? Tell me again.” That might be the response of many Catholics across the six counti

Bishop Zubik answers On Mission questions

On April 12, 2015, Bishop David Zubik launched On Mission for The Church Alive! with a year of prayer and study. It continued with extensive consultation, open to all Catholics in the Diocese of Pitt

Prophetic bishop offers tools to help evangelize

“To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming the Gospel in a Secular Age,” by Bishop Robert Barron with John Allen Jr. Image Books (crownpublishing.com), New York, 2017. 260 pages, $27. 

Perspective, patience, prayer needed

QUESTION: Now that we pretty much know where we are starting from with this On Mission project, what is expected of the average parishioner? ANSWER: The grouping of parishes and the ordained clergy a

Pray.com provides spiritual network

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Convinced that faith communities would want to share prayer requests, announcements and service opportunities without going to multiple platforms and without being awash in

Pope offers treat to Rome's poor

ROME (CNS) — Cones raised in the air, the crowd gathered for dinner at the Sant’Egidio Community’s soup kitchen toasted Pope Francis on his name day, the feast of St. George. The ge

We are called to genuine hospitality

Every Catholic knows that people have “their” pews. There are lots of reasons for this: people may find comfort in knowing the others who sit near them, they like the view from a particul

God's love comes to the horse track

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Daisy Baez walks along the rows of barns on the backside of Churchill Downs before day breaks on a Wednesday two weeks before the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby, the worl

Around the Diocese

SACRED ARTS FESTIVAL The 2018 Pentecost Sacred Arts Festival at Our Lady of Grace Parish in Scott Township, set for Wednesday-Sunday, May 16-20, will showcase inspired talent in art, literature and m

Our Lady of Grace festival to showcase the arts

The 2018 Pentecost Sacred Arts Festival at Our Lady of Grace Parish, 310 Kane Blvd. in Scott Township, is set for May 16-20 to be a showcase of talent in visual art, literature and music. Visitors to

Calendar of Events

SATURDAY, MAY 5 Blue Army first Saturday devotions and meeting, Mass at 8 a.m., followed by rosary and meeting, St. Paul Parish, 128 N. McKean St., Butler. Meeting will feature discussion on St. Padr

Weekly Calendar

TUESDAY, MAY 1 Suicide loss support group, 7-8:30 p.m., Madonna del Castello Parish, 2021 S. Braddock Ave., Swissvale. WEDNESDAY, MAY 2 Suicide loss support group, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Joseph Parish, 342

Gifted by grace

Everything is grace. These three words, written by St. Thérèse of Lisieux in her “Story of a Soul,” give voice to one of the deepest truths of our faith. In John’s Gospe

Auberle hopes youths will make beautiful music

The Auberle 412 Youth Zone in Downtown Pittsburgh unveiled a state-of-the-art music studio April 18 to reach out to young people it may not have reached before. Funded by the BNY Mellon Foundati

Men urged to 'set the pace of self-giving love'

For Jamie Guentner of St. Sebastian Parish in Ross Township, there was no doubt what he enjoyed most about the 12th Gathering of Catholic Men. “I just loved spending the day with men who care a

'Is my dad in heaven?' little boy asks pope

ROME — After circling a massive, crumbling public housing complex on the outskirts of Rome, Pope Francis had an emotional encounter with the neighborhood’s children. Question-and-answer s

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Faith

Around The Diocese

Around the Diocese

HOLY SPIRIT NOVENA

Sisters of the Holy Spirit in West View invites the public to pray a novena to the Holy Spirit in the motherhouse chapel, 5246 Clarwin Ave., West View, at 7...

Around the Diocese

SACRED ARTS FESTIVAL

The 2018 Pentecost Sacred Arts Festival at Our Lady of Grace Parish in Scott Township, set for Wednesday-Sunday, May 16-20, will showcase inspired talent...

AROUND THE DIOCESE

ST. ANTHONY

NOVENA

Public is invited to St. Raphael Parish in Pittsburgh’s Morningside/Stanton Heights neighborhood to pray a novena to St. Anthony on...

Around the diocese

DARE TO LIVE JESUS

St. Philip Parish welcomes the public to its parish mission titled “Dare to Live Jesus” from Sunday, April 15, through Wednesday, April 18,...

Columns

Get to know your new friends

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

“Getting to know you, getting to know all about you. Getting to like you, getting to hope you like...

The role of the child advocacy center

Child sexual abuse is an important matter for everyone to be aware of. You are an important part of stopping the cycle of this type of abuse and all types of child abuse. When you volunteer in an...

Help for the hour of death

It’s a blessing, but one you’re glad only to have once. I’ve been with my father, mother and sister (my only sibling) when they died. The first time I was alone, but had time to...

You can make the dream a reality

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

“Why are we doing this? Tell me again.”

That might be the response of many Catholics across...


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