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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 St. Michael the Archangel More

Pope calls for respect for migrants

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With the rising death toll of migrants and refugees attempting the treacherous voyage across the Mediterranean Sea, Pope Francis urged world leaders to act to prevent furth

The New Invisible

Laura Ingalls Wilder is the New Invisible. She has been retro-excommunicated. Wilder authored a series of stories about growing up in the Dakota Territory in the 19th century. The “Little House

Ex-POW to speak at St. Maurice Parish

For five years, Air Force Capt. Guy Gruters endured unspeakable horrors in a North Vietnamese prison camp. But instead of letting the ordeal break him, he turned to prayer, and the forgiveness he exp

Young musicians serve as 'bridge of dialogue'

WASHINGTON — Eleven young musicians from Jerusalem and the West Bank had the opportunity to show U.S. audiences that music can be a bridge across cultural divides during a brief tour of the Was

Papers seek relief from newsprint tariffs

WASHINGTON — Newspapers of every type, Catholic papers included, are seeking relief from the U.S. government after six months of increased costs due to tariffs on imported Canadian newsprint. T

Bishop to lead Peru pilgrimage

Since the 1960s, the Diocese of Pittsburgh has had a missionary presence in Chimbote, Peru, serving those in need with medical and social services. Teams of Pittsburghers — clergy and laypeople

Priest examines writing of 'Humanae Vitae'

VATICAN CITY — Documents in the Vatican Secret Archives and the archives of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith prove it was a “myth” that Blessed Paul VI largely set out

REGISTRATION OPEN  Early registration is now open for the second annual Catholic Women’s Fellowship Conference, “Overflow: Live in the Abundance of Grace,” Saturday, Oct. 27, a

Dignity is made real in weakness

One of the bedrock principles of Catholic social teaching is the transcendent and sacrosanct dignity of the human person. Each and every human being, regardless of age, race, sex or ability, is value

Our real citizenship is in heaven

QUESTION: My question is about death. Today we see so many people doing everything possible to save or prolong their own lives. Why? As Christians aren’t we supposed to view life and death diff

English monks switch gears to support abbey

COALVILLE, England — Cistercian monks have opened the first Trappist brewery in England and are selling thousands of bottles of beer every day. The monks at Mount St. Bernard Abbey in the Engli

SATURDAY, JULY 21 Women’s clothing clearance sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., back porch of St. Aloysius Rummage House, 3610 Mount Troy Road, Reserve Township. Summer clothing items displayed on back porch

Catholic education matters

This is the latest in a series of columns about On Mission for The Church Alive! Catholic school closings are very emotional occurrences. Having been through one some years ago, I can attest that it

Pope: Grace comes in surprising ways

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — God does not conform to people’s expectations, and he often presents himself and his graces in surprising ways, Pope Francis said. “God does not conform himself

Central Catholic wins KDKA's "Hometown High-Q"

The quiz bowl team at Central Catholic High School won the KDKA-TV “Hometown High-Q” championship July 7, defeating reigning champions Winchester Thurston. The team, which is coordinated

Summer in the park

Recently, my daughter, her husband and children were visiting, and the 10-year-old wanted to go to a local park to play. As we all know, letting young children run and play and wear themselves out is

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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...

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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...

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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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