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Honoring donor wishes

By: BOB De WITT

Correspondent

1752 When Bishop David Zubik held his first meeting with the board of directors of Our Campaign for the Church Alive! Inc. nearly two years ago, he had an important message to deliver.

Saint's relics coming to parishes

Posted: Fri., Oct. 24, 2014

Pittsburgh Catholic Staff Report

 Relics of St. Gianna Beretta Molla are scheduled to be at two Butler County parishes Nov. 8-9.

 At the conclusion of weekend Masses at St. Gregory in Zelienople and St. Matthias in Evans City, parishioners will have an opportunity to venerate the Italian saint's relics, including a chasuble made from her wedding dress, prayer cards and two pair of her gloves.

 The items won't be encased in glass but available to touch. People are invited to bring their rosaries and other items to touch the relics and request St. Gianna's intercession.

Diocese forms Latin Mass 'quasi-parish'

Posted: Fri., Oct. 24, 2014

Pittsburgh Catholic Staff Report

Following a quarter-century of growth, Bishop David Zubik has announced, the Latin Mass Community of the Diocese of Pittsburgh will become a "personal quasi-parish" on Jan. 1, and take the name of St. John XXIII.

 The parishioners will continue to worship at St. Boniface Church of Holy Wisdom Parish on Pittsburgh's North Side. The co-pastors will be Father James Dolan, who will also coordinate the celebration of the Latin Mass elsewhere in the diocese, and Father Lawrence DiNardo, pastor of Holy Wisdom Parish, who will be moderator of the team ministry.

A pilgrimage of the heart

Posted: Fri., Oct. 24, 2014

FATHER JOSEPH MELE

 Visiting old, darkened churches, stopping at crypts and tombs of long-buried saints, walking long distances to rugged and remote places may not sound like a dream vacation or the most exciting adventure. But approaching a pilgrimage as a means of discerning what Christ is saying to one's heart can open up new horizons that can exhilarate the human spirit more than can be imagined.

Mission team thanked at the 49th Annual Peru Mission Dinner

Posted: Fri., Oct. 24, 2014

At the annual Peru Mission Dinner Oct. 16, Bishop David Zubik expressed gratitude for the six people who traveled to Chimbote, Peru, in July: from left, Deacon Timothy Noca, Rachel Krofcheck, Dolores Sabol, Donna Yohe, Suzan O’Keefe and Giovanna Zanardelli.

New ministry calls longtime school official to Chicago

Posted: Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

WILLIAM HILL
Correspondent

Sister of Charity Mary Jo Mutschler is leaving the Department for Catholic Schools for a new ministry in Chicago after 17 years as assistant superintendent for elementary schools and, more recently, associate superintendent for Catholic schools.

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.  

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.