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Getting to Know Deacon PJ Brandimarti

Getting to Know Deacon PJ Brandimarti

PJ Brandimarti grew up in an Italian, Catholic family in Pittsburgh as a self proclaimed, “Nona’s boy.” He enjoyed being a boy scout and then made eagle scout before attending Duquesne University at 18 and applying to the seminary for the first time. “I have thought...
Weekly Faith – Sunday, May 5, 2019

Weekly Faith – Sunday, May 5, 2019

The Third Sunday of Easter Readings: Acts 5:27–32, 40–41Psalm 30:2, 4–6, 11–13Revelation 5:11–14John 21:1–19 There are two places in Scripture where the curious detail of a “charcoal fire” is mentioned. One is in today’s Gospel, where the Apostles return from fishing...
Pope Francis’ May 2019 Prayer Intention

Pope Francis’ May 2019 Prayer Intention

Pope Francis’ May 2019 Prayer Intention The Church in Africa, a Seed of Unity That the Church in Africa, through the commitment of its members, may be the seed of unity among her peoples and a sign of hope for this continent.Read previous Prayer Intentions...
Weekly Faith – Sunday, April 28, 2019

Weekly Faith – Sunday, April 28, 2019

The Second Sunday of Easter Readings: Acts 5:12–16Psalm 118:2–4, 13–15, 22–24Revelation 1:9–13, 17–19John 20:19–31 The prophet Daniel in a vision saw “One like the Son of Man” receive everlasting kingship (see Daniel 7:9–14). John is taken to heaven in...
Weekly Faith – Sunday, April 21, 2019

Weekly Faith – Sunday, April 21, 2019

Reflecting on Easter Sunday Readings: Acts 10:34, 37–43Psalm 118:1–2, 16–17, 22–23Colossians 3:1–4John 20:1–9 Jesus is nowhere visible. Yet today’s Gospel tells us that Peter and John “saw and believed.” What did they see? Burial shrouds lying on the...
Weekly Faith – Sunday, April 14, 2019

Weekly Faith – Sunday, April 14, 2019

Reflecting on Passion Sunday Readings: Isaiah 50:4–7Psalm 22:8–9, 17–20, 23–24Philippians 2:6–11Luke 22:14–23:56 “What is written about Me is coming to fulfillment,” Jesus says in today’s Gospel (see Luke 22:37). Indeed, we have reached the climax of...