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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

"Confessing our sins is not going to a psychiatrist, or to a torture chamber: it’s saying to the Lord, 'Lord, I am a sinner.'" - Pope Francis

This Lent on the evening of Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., rediscover the healing power of the Sacrament of Reconciliation at any Catholic parish in the Diocese. If you've been away for a long time, don't worry. We'll leave the light on for you...

Posted: Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

The most important lessons of my life weren’t learned in a classroom but in conversation with other people. That’s how Jesus often touched people’s hearts, speaking with them in small groups as they mended their nets, walked along a road or shared a meal.

Posted: Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

The Diocese of Pittsburgh will celebrate Catholic Schools Week from Jan. 25-31 with many activities highlighting the theme “Catholic Schools — Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.”

 Bishop David Zubik, in his message for Catholic schools, said, “Other than my parents, no one and nothing this side of heaven did more to shape me as a Catholic and as a person than my teachers at St. Stanislaus Catholic School and St. Veronica High School in Ambridge.

Posted: Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

In common conversation, “nun” and “sister” are used interchangeably, but there are significant differences between the two lifestyles of religious women. As we celebrate this Year of Consecrated Life, we acknowledge that in the Diocese of Pittsburgh there is one group of nuns and 23 groups of sisters.

Posted: Fri., Jan. 16, 2015

Posted: Fri., Jan. 16, 2015

On Jan. 22, 1974, one year after the Supreme Court delivered its decision on Roe v. Wade, several thousand people held a rally in Washington, D.C., lobbying members of Congress and marching around the Capitol building as a sign of protest. The national March for Life was born.

Posted: Fri., Jan. 16, 2015

 It will be a homecoming of sorts for Bishop David Zubik.

 When he leads a band of Pittsburgh pilgrims to Greece and Turkey in April, he’ll be traveling in the footsteps of St. Paul.

 He has been doing that metaphorically since the day he was ordained a bishop — a successor of the apostles. Now he’ll do it literally, pounding the ancient pavements in Corinth, Athens, Ephesus and other places St. Paul visited. The Scriptures provide enough detail for us to make at least some of the journey with a remarkable degree of precision.

Posted: Fri., Jan. 16, 2015

Posted: Fri., Jan. 16, 2015

A limited number of grants are available for Catholics in the Diocese of Pittsburgh who need financial assistance to attend the World Meeting of Families and papal visit in Philadelphia. Those who are interested should contact their pastor for more information.

 The World Meeting of Families Congress is set for Sept. 22-25, with public events featuring Pope Francis on Sept. 26-27.

 Bishop David Zubik plans to celebrate Mass Saturday, Sept. 26, with the Pittsburgh pilgrims in Philadelphia.

Posted: Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

A college ministry is living up to its motto and giving hope to families of children with life-threatening illnesses.

Inspiring the world to "be joyful in hope, patient in affliction and faithful in prayer" (Rom 12:12) is the motto of the Hope Alive Ministry at Seton Hill University, an online ministry that offers inspirational resources and raises awareness about life-threatening diseases in children.