"New Evangelization: Passing on the Catholic Faith Today," by Cardinal Donald Wuerl. Our Sunday Visitor, 2013 (www.osv.com; 800-348-2440).
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Bishop Zubik is photographed with, from left, Susan Rauscher and Caritas Pure of Heart Award winners Kathy Slencak, Kathleen Ruppel and Catherine Howe.
By: WILLIAM CONE
Celebrating the love that it puts into community service, Catholic Charities honored individuals and organizations May 10 during the 31st Annual Bishop's Dinner at the Westin Convention Center Hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh.
The event, with this year's theme of "
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Bishop David Zubik speaks May 11 to the inter-denominational group of men at the Big C Men’s Fellowship in Wexford.
By: JOHN FRANKO
Bishop David Zubik told the almost 100 men gathered before him that the foundation of who they are isn't their talent, their education or their intelligence. It is God, who made us in his image.
Bishop explains symbols of the sacrament and his authority
Bishop David Zubik told the young people that the church is alive because Jesus trusted the apostles -- and us -- to carry on the faith. By receiving the Holy Spirit, they gain the strength to carry out the mission.
The bishop spoke of the gifts of the sacrament during a confirmation ceremony May 5 at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood.
The ceremony included candidate groups from All Saints, Etna; Immaculate Heart of Mary, Pittsburgh's Polish Hill neighborhood; St. Januarius, Plum; St. John Fisher, Churchill; St. Paul Cathedral; St.
27 local Catholic youths honored for their faithful witness
The Secretariat for Leadership Development honored 27 young people for their outstanding contributions to their parish and communities at the 20th St. Timothy Awards May 6 at St. Paul Seminary in Crafton.
"It is a concrete sign of the faithful witness given by so many of these youth," said Father Joseph Mele, secretary for leadership development.
Father Mele joined Bishop David Zubik, who presented the awards.
Today's world is challenging, the bishop noted.
Seven-year-old pledges $2 a month for five years
In many ways, Isaiah Turner is a typical 7-year-old boy. He loves to play baseball, basketball and football. Art is one of his favorite classes. He listens to his parents and does his chores without complaint.
The first-grader is also one of the youngest donors in Our Campaign for The Church Alive!, pledging $2 a month for the next five years for a total of $120 to support the work of the Church of Pittsburgh. His donation brings new meaning to Bishop David Zubik's call for sacrificial giving.
Isaiah was with his family at Mass at St.
Bishop David Zubik will host the 31st Annual Bishop's Dinner for Catholic Charities on Friday, May 10, at the Westin Convention Center Hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh.
The theme of the fund-raiser, "Making Good Mornings and Better Days Possible," will celebrate the individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to improving the lives of others in the region.
The bishop will be joined by co-chairs Susie and Neal Shipley, both of Huntington Bank.