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Junior Achievement gives scholarships to students

Catholic school students were awarded scholarships from Junior Achievement at the annual JA Scholarship Luncheon on May 19 at the LeMont Restaurant in Pittsburgh’s Mount Washington neighborhood. ...

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Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine planned

The Pittsburgh Catholic is sponsoring its first pilgrimage to Mexico, with the centerpiece being a visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.Set for Feb. 9-13, 2018, the spiritual di ...

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Junior Achievement gives scholarships to students

Catholic school students were awarded scholarships from Junior Achievement at the annual JA Scholarship Luncheon on May 19 at the LeMont Restaurant in Pittsburgh’s Mount Washington neighborhood. ...

Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine planned

The Pittsburgh Catholic is sponsoring its first pilgrimage to Mexico, with the centerpiece being a visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.Set for Feb. 9-13, 2018, the spiritual di ...

Bishop David Zubik

Dan, Henry and Jack

These last several weeks have marked the turn of an era for those of us who live in southwestern Pennsylvania. As part of God’s extraordinary timing, three very successful, three very powerful, ...

Uber Est!

Without intending to, I have become a user and a fan of the ride-sharing service Uber. It gets me where I need to go, when I need to be there. And it’s also taught me something about faith.As ma ...

Easter came early -- real early

If you were to visit the kitchen in my apartment at St. Paul Seminary, you would see lots and lots and lots of memorabilia from the 1950s TV comedy “I Love Lucy.” I love the antics of Lucy ...

Our doors will be open. Our lights will be on.

“Ego te absolvo a peccatis tuis in nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spritus Sancti. Amen.”“I absolve you from your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. ...

It can change your life

On the weekend just before Ash Wednesday, this special issue of the Pittsburgh Catholic is being mailed directly to you. This is a gift from your neighborhood parish.If you aren’t familiar with ...

'Are you unaware ...?'

Let me tell you a story. It’s one I have told you before. But I’m at that point in life that I can tell the old stories again. And it is a good one.This all took place during the early yea ...

Faith

Pope offers new beatitudes for saints of a new age

MALMO, Sweden — The saints are blessed because they were faithful and meek and cared for others, Pope Francis said.At the end of an ecumenical trip to Sweden, Pope Francis celebrated the feast o ...

Father Bober

Use of church bells has complex origin

QUESTION: Why are church bells so important to the Catholic Church?ANSWER: Even before the Christian era, people used bells for various reasons including worship. Bells were employed to announce event ...

Scripture has special place in liturgy

QUESTION: I have noticed that when the Gospel is read at Mass there is a lot of emphasis placed on the book and the reading of the Gospel. I guess I always thought that all Scripture was equal. I ...

Why two versions of the Our Father?

QUESTION: When there are mixed groups of Christians, the recitation of the Our Father is always awkward. Why are there different versions of a prayer that is so important to all of us?ANSWER: The Lord ...

Ultimately, God decides who gets to heaven

QUESTION: A lot of people (and a lot of TV preachers) believe that anyone who does not believe in Christ cannot get into heaven. Does the Catholic Church teach that?ANSWER: The above question was addr ...

Know-Nothings incited fear of Catholics

QUESTION: Is it true that in the United States a major political party nominated a person for president of the United States on a platform of anti-Catholicism?ANSWER: Yes, and that political party was ...

Questions on marriage in the church

QUESTION: My mother has been divorced from my father for several years. He has remarried but she has not, and has no intention of doing so. However, she has not received Communion since the divorce ye ...

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Where is the largest basilica outside Rome?

The answer to last week's question is: Our Lady. Come back Monday, June 26, 2017, 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).

  • Ivory Coast
  • New Zealand
  • Belize
  • Egypt
  • Austria

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