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Newman Club: Holy Land Collection

During the Easter Triduum, the University Newman Clubs will be collecting donations to support the Christian communities and sacred places of the Holy Land. As we enter the holiest time of the year, it is important to remember our Christian brethren in the Holy Land, who are living and working in the very place of […]

Another Breath of Fresh Air

Here’s another imaginative solution to man-made air polution. “Using technology already available for self-cleaning windows and bathroom tiles, scientists hope to paint up cities with materials that dissolve and wash away pollutants when exposed to sun and rain.” …. “This is the idea: UV rays hitting the titanium dioxide trigger a catalytic reaction that destroys […]

This Old Church

It seems there may be some good news for St. Nicholas. It may become a national shrine or cultural center for the Croatian community.

Beautiful Church Closes

Every Holy Thursday, one or more of the Pittsburgh Oratorians takes people on a tour of seven churches for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Occasionally listed among those seven churches has been St. Nicholas on the North Side (not to be confused with its sister church, St. Nicholas in Millvale). As I recall (It’s been […]

Engaged Encounter Part I: House of God?

From the 10th through the 12th, my fiance and I participated in the Diocese of Pittsburgh‘s Catholic Engaged Encounter. We weren’t able to take the night classes downtown, so the retreat was our only option for satisfying the diocese requirements. I’d heard a range of appraisals of the experience, from "Eh – nothing special" to […]