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MONDAY, FEB. 5 Holy hour for peace, 7 p.m., St. Paul Parish, 128 N. McKean St., Butler. Includes prayers for peace, novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, rosary and Benediction.  TUESDAY, FEB. 6 More

Getting organized for love

I began the new year with 8,000 college students at the Student Leadership Summit of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students. It was an inspiring event that enabled us Little Sisters to engage

Vibrant worship requires active participation

This is the latest in a series of regular columns about On Mission for The Church Alive! Sunday Mass is boring! We’ve all heard it. Maybe we’ve said it. There’s a joke about a man w

Science says the unborn child is a human being

“Science is Giving the Pro-Life Movement a Boost” declared an article in the January issue of one of America’s most important magazines. That was a pleasant surprise. The Atlantic m

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PERFORMERS NEEDED Calling all actors, actresses, singers, musicians and stage craft personnel of all ages to participate in a miniseries titled “The Life of Christ” being presented a

March buoys pro-life hopes

WASHINGTON — It wasn’t easy for her to take a day off from work, but Sandy Klueber had no regrets about attending her 14th March for Life. She was “hooked” after her firs

Mass seeks healing for those hurt by addiction

Bishop David Zubik will celebrate a Mass of Remembrance and Healing for people and families impacted by drug addiction at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at St. Paul Cathedral. The liturgy will be an oppo

In Chile and Peru, pope tackles tough issues

LIMA, Peru — Pope Francis tackled politically charged issues during his weeklong visit to Chile and Peru, decrying human trafficking, environmental destruction, corruption and organized crime i

Changes due April 26

On April 26, after three years of prayerful study and consultation concerning the On Mission for The Church Alive! planning initiative, Bishop David Zubik will make five key announcements that go int

President appointed at Seton LaSalle High School

Bishop David Zubik has appointed Lisa Osterhaus as president of Seton LaSalle Catholic High School in Mount Lebanon. Osterhaus most recently served as director of stewardship and director of advancem

The ministry of reconciliation

“All this is from God, who reconciles us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting th

Weekly Calendar

SATURDAY, JAN. 27 Night at the races, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.), cafeteria of Holy Trinity School, 5720 Steubenville Pike, Robinson Township. Cost is $15, and includes dinner, beer and mixers. Sp

Be comfortable discussing your life

QUESTION: I went to confession recently and the priest said, “It might be best to discuss that matter more fully with a priest whom you trust.” I wonder what he meant when he said “

A time to sow, a time to prune

This is the latest in a series of regular columns about On Mission for The Church Alive! My grandfather was a great gardener. He tended a large garden in our back yard that produced a bounty of veget

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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 p.m. SCHOOL OPEN

'How one man, one voice can change the world'

Local Catholic school students recently got a chance to express what famed civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his dream mean to them. In addition, a former pastor and rector of St. Pa

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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...

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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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