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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.

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.

Posted: Wed., Sept. 14, 2016

An organization that campaigns for tax-funded abortions has bought newspaper ads nationwide, claiming that a Catholic can support the choice to have an abortion “in good faith.”  Bishop David A. Zubik has issued this response:

Posted: Fri., Sept. 9, 2016


It was cultural deja vu. All over again.

I was at my local bookstore — a chain, not a mom-and-pop, I’m sorry to admit. I like to browse bookstores even when I’m not in a buying mood. I like the smell of them, a mix of dust and paper. I like the easy atmosphere and the people who gather, keeping their distance together, as we used to in libraries.

Posted: Fri., Sept. 9, 2016

Bishop David Zubik delivered his homily Sept. 5 at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church of St. Patrick-St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish in Pittsburgh’s Strip District. The liturgy, attended by many union members, was prior to the annual Labor Day parade.