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Bishop David Zubik distributes backpacks filled with school supplies to children served through Catholic Charities’ programs Aug. 12 in Downtown Pittsburgh. Among the first to receive the backpacks with a blessing from the bishop were 200 youngsters who have attended the agency’s Summer Lunch Program. Since the program started June 9, 905 meals have been served and a variety of enrichment activities have been provided, thanks to support from Touching Families, Pittsburgh Community Kitchen and the friends and family of Jessie Egan Smith, a 23-year-old who died last NovemberPhoto by Chuck Austin


Pray for peace

In solidarity with the suffering people of Iraq, Bishop David Zubik is inviting the clergy and faithful of the Diocese of Pittsburgh to unite in a Day of Prayer on Sunday, Aug. 17.

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Pope’s appeal for Iraq peace: ‘Stop these crimes’
By: Cindy Wooden

Cardinal sent as Holy Father’s personal envoy to aid victims

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis condemned the actions of Islamic State militants in Iraq, saying that persecuting Christians and o ...
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Young woman’s inspiration lives one
By: Rita McConnell, Correspondent

“She knew how to be an example,” her father says

A local young woman is inspiring others to live a life of service — in spite of her tragic death last summer.

On July 20, 2013, Emily Ro ...
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Parish group puts summer to good use
By: Tom Rooney, Correspondent

Pastor’s homily sparks effort to assist struggling neighbors

There are a lot of things to do these days in the one-time sleepy, one-time one traffic light community of Meadow Lands in Washi ...
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Spiritual side of giving
By: BOB De WITT

The diocesan campaign offers lessons in God’s goodness

Father Jim Farnan remembers when he was growing up that his dad always dreamed of owning a Cadillac. But with seven children, providin ...
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Seminary rector appointed new bishop
By: Catholic News Service

Ukrainian eparchy has parishes in the Pittsburgh region

WASHINGTON — Pope Francis has appointed Father Bohdan Danylo, a seminary rector in Connecticut, to head the Ukrainian Eparchy of St. ...
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