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Pilgrimage to D.C. set for Oct. 8

Bishop David Zubik will lead the biennial diocesan pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Oct. 8.Pope Francis has exhorted the ...

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Bentleyville parish opens expanded parish hall

The entrance hymn, “All are Welcome,” said it well Aug. 20: “A banquet hall on holy ground, where peace and justice meet ... all are welcome in this place.”Ave Maria Parish in ...

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Writers doom religious dimension of film

Movie ReviewNEW YORK — Few films come to the screen with the kind of storied pedigree that lies behind “Ben-Hur” (Paramount).Subtitled “A Tale of the Christ,” Civil War G ...

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Bentleyville parish opens expanded parish hall

The entrance hymn, “All are Welcome,” said it well Aug. 20: “A banquet hall on holy ground, where peace and justice meet ... all are welcome in this place.”Ave Maria Parish in ...

Provincial leadership team elected

The Sisters of Divine Providence have announced the election of their 2016-21 provincial leadership team.Sister Michele Bisbey was elected as provincial director, and Sister Mary Traupman was elected ...

Pilgrimage to D.C. set for Oct. 8

Bishop David Zubik will lead the biennial diocesan pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Oct. 8.Pope Francis has exhorted the ...

Writers doom religious dimension of film

Movie ReviewNEW YORK — Few films come to the screen with the kind of storied pedigree that lies behind “Ben-Hur” (Paramount).Subtitled “A Tale of the Christ,” Civil War G ...

Bishop David Zubik

Do-Don't

It’s amazing to me how, oftentimes unexpectedly, we get the nudge to travel down memory lane. And as I go deeper into my senior years, those journeys become more frequent.For most of our student ...

Footnotes

The following are excerpts from Bishop Zubik’s July 4 homily for the closing Mass of the Fortnight for Freedom at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, ...

I feel with them

Many moons ago, when I taught seniors at Quigley Catholic High School in Baden, I developed a course titled “Christian Lifestyles.” It was a one-semester required course for those students ...

The fireside chat

When I was teaching at Quigley Catholic High School nearly four decades ago, I remember in one of our class discussions, one of my students asked: “If you could have lived at any time in the his ...

Encourage each other

Just as I was putting the finishing touches on this article, I received the news that Jim, my friend of nearly 50 years, more like a brother to me, died. And while his death was expected as a result o ...

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Make Advent a game changer

Advent comes and goes nearly unnoticed. The only thing worth recognition between Halloween and Christmas is Thanksgiving, and even that has started to take a back seat as major stores start “dec ...

Pope advocates family meal time

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A family that chooses to watch TV or play with their smartphones rather than talk at the dinner table is “hardly a family,” Pope Francis said.“When childre ...

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Helpful tips for Bible study groups

QUESTION: Our parish is considering starting a Bible study group. What are things to be considered, included and avoided? ANSWER: If a Catholic parish sponsors a Bible study group, it should ...

Who wrote the Letter to the Hebrews?

QUESTION: Most of the New Testament letters begin with something like “a reading from the Letter of St. Paul to the ...” That is not the case, however, with the Letter to the Hebrew ...

Sacraments: More than things we receive

QUESTION: In adult education classes, articles on religion and even from the pulpit, we often hear of a “new” understanding of sacraments. Exactly what does that mean?ANSWER: The answer to ...

Make Catholic faith part of your daily life

QUESTION: My grandson just got married in the Catholic Church. I was embarrassed at the behavior of the married couple and their friends, not only at the reception but even during the wedding Mass. I ...

Salvation of souls is parish's top goal

QUESTION: Why do Catholics have to belong to a parish? In other Christian denominations it seems that people can go to church wherever they want?ANSWER: The universal law of the church (in Canon 374) ...

Exercise restraint when using resources

QUESTION: Each day, thousands of animals are harmed or mistreated. They also suffer on farms and are maimed or killed when hunted or trapped. What does the Catholic Church believe and teach about ...

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Which are the two most mentioned cities in the Bible?

The answer to last week's question is: Indulgence. Come back Monday, August 29, 2016, for the answer to this week's question, which is from "The Great Catholic Trivia Challenge" by Claire Mary Smith, published by ST PAULS (www.stpauls.us).

  • Joppa
  • Babylon
  • Jerusalem
  • Cairo
  • Carthage

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