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Respect, dignity for workers

Posted: Oct. 17, 2014

FATHER FRANK ALMADE

In 1986, the U.S. Catholic bishops issued a long and detailed pastoral letter on the U.S. economy in light of Catholic social, moral teaching. For hundreds of pages in "Economic Justice for All" the bishops gave spiritual guidance to leaders of business, industry, government, agriculture, the military, education and academia on how to look at our economy through the lens of human dignity and human rights.  

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By: BOB DE WITT

Correspondent

1747 Luke Sutton is fascinated with flowers and gardening. Ask him any question — he's a walking encyclopedia when it comes to plants, according to his father.

Bishop speaks at Catholic Charities USA meeting

Posted: Oct. 17, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Bishop David Zubik delivered the keynote address Oct. 6 at Catholic Charities USA's 2014 Annual Gathering in Charlotte.

 Pittsburgh's bishop, who serves as episcopal liaison to Catholic Charities USA and its board of trustees, encouraged people to live their faith in their service to others, taking comfort in the knowledge that "nothing is impossible with God."

Future pope visited Pittsburgh

Posted: Oct. 17, 2014

JOHN FRANKO
Staff Writer

Pope Paul VI, who is set to be beatified Oct. 19 (see story, Page 10), visited the Diocese of Pittsburgh in September 1951 when he was Msgr. Giovanni Battista Montini, the substitute papal secretary of state.

 He came here to visit the grave of Msgr. Walter Carroll, who had worked under him in the Secretariat of State in Rome. Accompanying him to the grave at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Pittsburgh's East End were Msgr. Carroll's mother, Margaret, and his priest brothers, Father Coleman Carroll and Msgr. Howard Carroll, all of Pittsburgh.

Bishop praises couples' faithful witness

Posted: Oct. 17, 2014

JOHN FRANKO
Staff Writer

Bishop David Zubik told the 235 couples seated before him that he wished they had the vantage point he did.

 "Oh, what a witness you are in the church, and oh, are you a necessary witness to the world in which we live," he said.

 The bishop recognized the couples at the Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass Oct. 12 at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood.

Harlem choir plans cathedral concert

Posted: Oct. 17, 2014

PHIL TAYLOR
Associate Editor

As part of the Hill House Association's 50th anniversary of serving the residents of Pittsburgh's Hill District, the Boys and Girls Choir of Harlem is set to perform Friday, Nov. 7, at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood.

$200,000 donation aids Catholic Charities

Posted: Oct. 10, 2014

JOHN FRANKO
Staff Writer

Pat Meehan has turned the inspiration of his late wife, Thelma, into a gift that will benefit the needy for years to come.

 "She was always the type of person who was looking to do things for others," he said.

 His $200,000 leadership gift has established the Thelma Meehan Legacy Fund, a permanent donor-advised giving circle that will benefit Catholic Charities and the Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center. Donors to the fund can recognize the example of a living person or honor the memory of a lost loved one.

Taco Tuesdays satisfy hunger for Christ

Posted: Oct. 10, 2014

MICHAEL E. DERN
Correspondent

Every Tuesday evening, young adults gather at Holy Trinity Parish in Robinson Township for Taco Tuesday. It's an opportunity for friendship, food and fun that also builds faith.

 "At Taco Tuesday we build community around encountering Christ — in the sacraments, in Scripture, in the church and in one another. We want to learn about and live out authentic Catholicism in an atmosphere where we can be vulnerable and honest with where we are," said Carl Stuvek, who, with his wife Erin, is youth and young adult minister at Holy Trinity.

Local Catholics converge for D.C. pilgrimage

Posted: Oct. 10, 2014

Pittsburgh Catholic Staff Report

More than 500 Catholics from throughout the diocese traveled to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., Oct. 4 for the biennial diocesan pilgrimage.

 Bishop David Zubik led the contingent that included a dozen buses from various parishes and a bus carrying members of the Pittsburgh Diocesan Choir.

 "It was beautiful, so beautiful," Margaret Gintler of St. Joseph in O'Hara Township said of the basilica. "I really enjoyed the day."

Lead your spouse to fuller relationship with God

Posted: Fri., Oct. 03, 2014

Pittsburgh Catholic Staff Report

The Sept. 27 seminar on "The Passion and Purpose of Marriage" was so inspiring that one young man in attendance proposed to his now-fiancee at the altar during the all-day event at SS. John and Paul Parish in Franklin Park/Marshall Township.

 More than 750 people participated in the workshop led by Dr. Allen Hunt, who has spent decades helping married couples communicate better and build stronger relationships. Part of the Dynamic Catholic ministry, he chronicled his conversion to Catholicism in the book "Confessions of a Mega-Church Pastor."