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Posted: Fri., Oct. 14, 2016

Here’s the news, though it really isn’t news to anyone paying attention. Together we are a mission church right here in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. We mission to each other. We mission to our sisters and brothers in Chimbote, Peru. We mission to the world.

Posted: Fri., Oct. 14, 2016


Associate Editor

What makes a man decide to enter the seminary to discern whether it is God’s will for that man to become a priest?

As probably would be expected, the answer to that question varies for the three men who entered St. Paul Seminary in Crafton this school year and who also will study at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh’s Bluff neighborhood.

Posted: Fri., Oct. 14, 2016

By William Cone 


“Mary’s house” was decorated to impress — but with a bit more work to be done — when pilgrims from the Diocese of Pittsburgh visited Oct. 8.

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., the premier Marian shrine in the United States, affectionately called “Mary’s house,” was the destination for many busloads of people looking to strengthen their faith.

Bishop David Zubik waited in the rain and welcomed many pilgrims as they arrived outside the basilica, surprising some of them.

October 23, 2016

World Mission Sunday is a day set aside for Catholics worldwide to recommit themselves to the Church’s missionary activity through prayer and sacrifice.  The theme this year is “Mercy Changes the World,” and is a call to put faith in action.  Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, reflects this call when he asks each one of us to “give voice to those not able to make their cries of pain and oppression heard.” 

Posted: Mon., Sept. 19, 2016

Bishop David Zubik blessed the newest building at Central Catholic High School during ceremonies Sept. 11.

The Zupancic Family STEM Center is the new home of Central Catholic’s science, technology, engineering and math courses. The $12 million, 30,000-square-foot facility, envisioned by the school’s late principal, Christian Brother Richard Grzeskiewicz, was made possible by alumni and friends.

The building features rooms that accommodate lectures and labs, group work and project-based learning, with a robotics testing area and tech shop.

Posted: Mon., Sept. 19, 2016

If we were brought up Catholic, we have the memory of at least one person — outside of family — who taught us the faith. Maybe that person drilled us in the catechism questions and answers. Or made sure that we understood the different parts of the Mass and the correct responses. Or that we knew our prayers and could begin and end them: “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”

Posted: Mon., Sept. 19, 2016

By Father Frank D. ALMade

Happy new year! No, I haven’t lost my calendar. It’s a happy new year for students and teachers. I wish all who return to school for a new year a fruitful, joyful pursuit of wisdom and learning.

Posted: Sat., Sept. 17, 2016

Please see this Pittsburgh Tribune-Review op-ed article regarding On Mission for The Church Alive!  To read, click here.

Posted: Fri., Sept. 16, 2016

Pittsburgh Catholic Staff Report

The 40 Days for Life campaign is set to begin with a kick-off event Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. at Memorial Park Presbyterian Church, 8800 Peebles Road, Allison Park. There will be inspiring messages from Benedictine Father Boniface Hicks, a host on WAOB Radio, and the Rev. Joseph Stump, pastor of Lincoln Place Church of the Nazarene.

Music will be performed by Jarod D’Amico of Intent and Aaron Greer.