Two Centuries of Service

Sister Margaret Kapusnak | August 14, 2015

UNIONTOWN — In this year 2015, called for by Pope Francis as the Year of Consecrated Life, jubilees are an opportunity for all of the Sisters of Saint Basil the Great to thank God for the gift of their vocation. After two days of presentations and discussion during their annual Community Days in mid-July, the Basilian Sisters paused to honor three of their own celebrating significant years of religious dedication.

Celebrating their 70th Anniversary of religious life were Sister Martha Elizabeth Moyta and Sister Leocadia Sevachko; celebrating her 60th Anniversary was Sister Barbara Swindells. The hallmark of every such celebration is the Divine Liturgy of Thanksgiving offered for the intentions of the Jubilarians. Joyful voices were raised in praise and thanksgiving for the gift of the fidelity of these three sisters. This joy continued during the festive meal following, a time which is always punctuated by a lot of laughter and reminiscing.

Sister Martha Elizabeth Moyta entered the Sisters of St. Basil from Holy Ghost Parish, North Side Pittsburgh, Pa. Continue reading

‘Final step’ toward holy Diaconate for three men

Editor | August 14, 2015

Candidates Ordained to Minor Orders at Cathedral by Archbishop William Ordained to Minor Orders Sunday, July 19 at The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Munhall, Pa. were Jeffrey Mierzejewski (St. Elias Church, Munhall, Pa.), Brian Norrell (St. Basil … Continue reading

Cardinal O’Malley Urges Support for Senate Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

Editor | August 14, 2015

WASHINGTON — Federal funds should be reallocated so women can obtain their health care from providers that do not promote abortion, Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, archbishop of Boston, said in an August 3 letter to the U.S. Senate. Cardinal O’Malley, … Continue reading

O’Malley: Planned Parenthood’s work reflects ‘Throwaway Culture’ decried by Pope Francis

Editor | August 14, 2015

WASHINGTON — Cardinal Seán O’Malley, OFM Cap., archbishop of Boston and chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), responded, July 29, to recent videos showing leaders from Planned Parenthood discussing the provision … Continue reading

‘Son’day in the Park

Father William Lascelles | August 14, 2015

Clymer, Ernest Parishes’ 4th Annual Picnic The Church offers you an incredible opportunity to build relationships built by God. So live your life in the Church with love and compassion! Saint Anne Church (Clymer, Pa.), Saint Jude Thaddeus Church (Ernest, … Continue reading