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Posted: 8/28/15

When I was a young boy, my parents made the choice that I would go to a Catholic school. I was grateful for it then. I am even more grateful for it now.

Posted: 8/28/15

Aug. 28, 2015

My dear family, the Church of Pittsburgh:

Posted: 8/28/15

The family is where God chose to reveal himself, said Dr. Pia de Solenni. It is where we learn to be human, and are the domestic church.

“If you fix the family, you will fix just about every social problem,” she said.

De Solenni discussed the topic “From ‘The Cosby Show’ to ‘Modern Family’ in Less than 30 Years: Taking Another Look at St. John Paul II’s Letter to Families” during a “Marriage and the Church’s Mission to the Family” gathering Aug. 22 at St. Paul Seminary in Crafton.

Posted: 8/28/15

Patsy Kline did her walking after midnight. Johnny Cash walked the line. I walk the neighborhood.

With the warm weather I was able to escape the mall to do my exercise walking in God’s outdoors. It’s a good way to get to know the neighbors and the neighborhood. And there’s the added benefit of not having to walk by that place that offers pizza by the slice in the food court.

World Meeting of Families and Papal Visit Information

There are several items to view concerning the World Meeting of Families and Papal Visit. All items are listed below.

Posted: Fri., Aug. 21, 2015

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious elected St. Joseph Sister Mary Pellegrino of Baden, Beaver County, as president-elect at its annual meeting Aug. 11-15 in Houston, Texas.

A native of Pittsburgh’s Beechview neighborhood, Sister Mary is serving a second five-year term as congregational moderator of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden.

Both humbled and honored by her election, Sister Mary expressed “great enthusiasm and gratitude for being part of evolving religious life at this time in history.”

Posted: Fri., Aug. 21, 2015

St. Ann Parish in Bulger, Washington County, will open its year-long centennial celebration in October.

A committee of some 15 parishioners has planned a variety of events.

“We’ve had a very energetic response,” said Bill Latkovic, committee chairman.

Proceeds from a pancake breakfast in May will help defray expenses for the celebration. A collection also was taken up at the annual parish picnic. In addition, a spaghetti dinner is set for October.

Posted: Fri., Aug. 21, 2015

They came by bus and bicycle, in cars and on foot to the mother church of the Diocese of Pittsburgh to hear Bishop David Zubik’s call to go forth and grow The Church Alive!

The faithful filled St. Paul Cathedral on Aug. 12 to attend a Festival of Praise with Sacred Music.

“We need festivals in our lives, don’t we?” Bishop Zubik asked. “They don’t happen every day; they happen in moments so that people can be lifted up from the common and see where there is new life, new hope, new possibilities.”

Posted: Fri., Aug. 21, 2015

Catholic Charities is helping homeless pregnant women and new mothers to look beyond simply finding their next meal and putting a roof over their heads. Progress is slow but steady.

You could say they’re taking baby steps.

The pro-life Roselia Pregnancy and Parenting Support Program has transitioned from a fully-staffed center in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood to Downtown Pittsburgh apartments that house up to 11 women and their babies.

Laudato Si' (Praised Be)

Pope Francis recently declared September 1 as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. To access the Holy Father's "A Christian prayer in union with creation," click here.

There is also a prayer resource available for the Sept. 1 day of prayer for care of creation by clicking here.