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Archbishop sees many challenges ahead in Bahamas

By Tom Tracy Catholic News Service

MIAMI — Archbishop Patrick Pinder of Nassau, Bahamas, celebrated Mass Sept. 8 for evacuee families and Catholic school staff members a week after Hurricane Dorian slammed into the... More

Young adults invited to hear voice of God

Young adults have to sift through the noise of the world in discerning their faith. Can they really hear the voice of God? How can they hear what God wants from them? How can they contribute to...

'Bennett's War' is endearing sports drama

NEW YORK — Loosely based on the case histories of real-life wounded veterans, writer-director Alex Ranarivelo's endearing sports drama "Bennett's War" (Forrest) is a portrait of courage in...

Pilgrims drawn to church in abandoned town

CENTRALIA, Pa. (CNS) — About 500 pilgrims came to a small church on the side of a Pennsylvania mountain Aug. 25 to pray for peace. They gathered at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin...

Donations accepted for Our Lady of Grace

More than $17,000 has been raised to assist Our Lady of Grace Parish in Scott Township following the cancellation of the annual festival earlier this month. Father David Bonnar,...

Serra Club celebrates 70th annual dinner

The Serra Club of Pittsburgh honored Father Michael Stumpf with the Good Shepherd Award at its 70th Annual Reception and Dinner Honoring the Newly Ordained Priests of the Diocese of...

Kendrick Castillo named a Knight

MINNEAPOLIS (CNS) — The Knights of Columbus honored a teen who died in May trying to save the lives of his classmates during a shooting at his suburban Denver high school. Kendrick...

Strong message sent in 'Overcomer'

NEW YORK — "If you want to send a message," Hollywood stalwart Sam Goldwyn is said to have remarked — with regard to someone's yen to make a "meaningful" movie — "use Western...

Teachers make Catholic faith engaging for students

Caitlin Snatchko was initially apprehensive to take her classes to the chapel for a few minutes of Eucharistic adoration each week. The Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School campus minister and...

Ribbon-cutting for Terrace Place in North Hills

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald recently joined with community leaders and representatives of Vincentian Collaborative System for a ceremonial ribbon cutting at Terrace Place at Vincentian,...

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NOW

“Many Parts, One Body” is the theme of a Night of Worship (NOW) on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at St. Richard Parish in Richland Township, starting at 7 p.m. Service...

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CLERGY PANEL

A panel of ecumenical clergy will discuss how holy Communion is practiced among various Christian traditions on Sunday, Sept. 8, at Roots of Faith, 800 Main St. in...

Importance of sacramental marriage

QUESTION: I always thought that it was enough that my spouse and I were legally married. Now that we want to have a child baptized in the Catholic Church, we were told that our marriage is...

Columns

The language of love and service

During a recent Catholic conference, I saw a Scripture quote on a poster that read: “Always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, yet...

Addressing suicide

People got upset. Last week the Associated Press ran a story about an elderly man in Seattle who was dying of cancer and decided to get help to end his life. You can do that legally in Washington...


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