St. Joseph Roman Catholic Parish of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, founded in 1891, is a humble, devout and obedient, faith community modeled after St. Joseph, the spouse of Mary, foster father of Jesus and our patron. Our parish strives to do the will of God through vibrant evangelization, sound catechesis, life-long faith formation, sacramental practice, responsible stewardship and Eucharistic living. Through the grace of our Baptism we strive to serve God and neighbor in love and sacrifice. Enflamed by the Spirit, we are a Church Alive.
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis arrived in Quito, Ecuador, on Sunday, at the start of a three-pronged tour of Latin America that will see him also in Bolivia and Paraguay. Below, please find the full text of the Holy Fatherâs prepared remarks at the welcome ceremony, in their official English translation.
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis is en route to Ecuador, the first stage of a three-country tour in Latin America that will also see him in Bolivia and Paraguay â three âsister nationsâ as the Holy Father described them in the video message broadcast in the three countries simultaneously ahead of the visit. The Holy Fatherâs flight departed Romeâs Leonardo da Vinci airport (Fiumicino) shortly after 9:30 AM Rome Time on Sunday morning, and is scheduled to last 13 hours.
(Vatican Radio) Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI received DoctoratesÂ honoris causa on Saturday from the Pontifical John Paul II University of Krakow and the Krakow Academy of Music. The motivation for the honors issued by the Universityâs Academic Senate specifies five contributions Pope Benedict has made to knowledge and culture: his great respect for the musical tradition of the Church and remarkable sensitivity to the music of faith; the life-long and constant demonstration of a special concern for the noble beauty of sacred music and its proper place in the celebration of the sacred liturgical rites of the Church; his constant insistence on the didactic importance of theÂ via pulchritudinisÂ â the way of beauty â which can become a way of knowing and worshiping God for the modern man; his lifelong commitment to Truth, which strengthens the Christian faith in times of spiritual confusion caused by liberalism, postmodernism and relativism, and his tireless efforts to restore the spiritual dimension of Europe; his kind support for the work of transforming the schools of the Pontifical Academy of Theology into the Pontifical John Paul II University.
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