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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 Racism,” Sunday, Oct More

Conquering the mountain

In May, I got a jump-start on my new appointment for the On Mission for The Church Alive! initiative. Rather than wait until October to change assignments, I was asked to start immediately on a secon

'Pray, hope and don't worry'

No matter how good, no one gets a pass. Not even a saint. The founder of the Catholic University of Milan — a priest and physician — described this saint as “an ignorant and self-mu

Donations sought to preserve Pittsburgh Creche

The Pittsburgh Creche is possibly the last larger-than-life ecumenical display depicting the true meaning of Christmas in southwestern Pennsylvania and far beyond. But the Pittsburgh community is in

Bishops: Synod already leading to innovations

VATICAN CITY — Even on the ninth day of the 25-day-long Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith and vocational discernment, two bishops said they already had ideas for things they would wan

The best of times, the worst of times

It’s that famous Charles Dickens’ opening line to “A Tale of Two Cities,” his novel of the French Revolution: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times …

Pope urges end to hunger

ROME (CNS) — At a time of technological and scientific progress, “we ought to feel shame” for not having advanced in “humanity and solidarity” enough to feed the world&#

Children must own their life choices

QUESTION: I did all I could to raise my children in the Catholic faith. Now all but one has left the Catholic Church. I am not sure if they really know how badly I feel about that. The feelings I hav

Real-life issues tackled in 'The Hate U Give'

NEW YORK — "The Hate U Give" (Fox) is the kind of movie that used to be hyped as "torn from today's headlines." A more restrained characterization would simply say that this compelling drama ex

Catholic teens' faith buoyed on river cruise

On a sunny autumn day, the voices of more than 300 teenagers singing praise songs resounded from the Gateway Clipper Empress as it cruised along the Monongahela River. The teens gathered Oct. 14 for

FIRE conference to focus on new evangelization

Six dynamic speakers are set to inspire those who attend the fifth New Evangelization for the New Millennium Conference on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Robert A. Reed Performing Arts Center at Gateway H

Assistance offered in times of uncertainty

It's essential that clergy and laity support and encourage each other during this time of change and uncertainty in parish life, according to church leaders. Religious sisters are providing a much-ne

Mission collection Oct. 20-21

Every year, on the next-to-last Sunday of October, Catholics of the world are called to recommit themselves to their common vocation, through baptism, to be missionaries: through prayer, participatio

Calendar of Events

MONDAY, OCT. 22 Mass, with prayers for healing, 6:30 p.m. (rosary at 6 p.m.), St. Christopher Parish, 229 N. Franklin St., Prospect. Father William Kiel is celebrant of Mass for anyone in need o

Stick with it

I was talking with one of my hip friends. I have hip friends. I swear. He is not a believer and never has been as far as I can tell. I feel for him. There’s not much comfort in his vague agnost

286 couples celebrate 50 years of marriage

Bishop David Zubik told the couples gathered before him that while they have experienced the ups and downs of life in their 50 years of marriage, their presence demonstrated that they have not lost t

There's science and then there's science

Her daughter had gone to medical school and lost her faith, she said. The new doctor told her mom that she had learned too much science to believe all that religious stuff anymore. Two other women in

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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 potato dish traditionally

Peering into the future

The Diocese of Pittsburgh is in the midst of massive change through the On Mission for The Church Alive! planning initiative. Priests, staff and the faithful are struggling with what to do next weeke

Speaker: Walk with people in crisis

Catholics who are hurt and angry about revelations of past child sexual abuse committed by clergy may be searching for support and direction, according to an expert on spiritual and psychological tra

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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...

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...

Columns

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...

Science, faith see things differently

What do you say to the heart-broken mother whose child chose science over Catholicism? Last time, I wrote about a mother who spoke up after a parish talk I gave. Her daughter had lost her faith at...

'Pray, hope and don't worry'

No matter how good, no one gets a pass. Not even a saint.

The founder of the Catholic University of Milan — a priest and physician — described this saint as “an ignorant...


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