Monday, October 31, 2011
Learn more about the namesake of some of Baldwin-Whitehall's churches.
By our count, there are churches at four locations in the Baldwin-Whitehall area named after specific saints: 1) Saint Albert the Great Catholic Parish, 2) Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church and School, 3) Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God and 4) St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin Church and School. In honor of All Saints' Day (Nov. 1), here are brief descriptions of the saints for whom those organizations are named: 1) St. Albert the Great is the patron saint of scientists. He was also known as Albertus Magnus and Albert of Cologne. According to Catholic Online, this Catholic saint "achieved fame for his comprehensive knowledge of and advocacy for the peaceful coexistence of science and religion." " ... He was…
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
A roundup of the region's top stories for Tuesday, Aug. 23.
Here are today's top stories from Patch sites in your region: Remembering the Local Victims of the Flash Flooding Dormont Mayor Suspends Acting Chief; Council Reinstates 9/11, bin Laden and Islam: A Pittsburgh Catholic-Turned-Muslim Explains His Religion South Hills Village Adds Two New Stores John Daly and Rocco Mediate to Compete in Mylan Classic (Video rundown of those stories to the right of this page.)
Monday, August 22, 2011
Dave McCarthy converted post-9/11.
"The Prophet Muhammad said that God is the most merciful and the most severe in punishment but that his mercy outstrips his punishment. So, we (Muslims) believe that both of those are important in the world. We show mercy, but mercy has its limits. If there's a serial killer loose in the town, we don't just leave him alone … At the same time, punishment and wrath have their limits, and mercy must moderate those. "Unfortunately, what we're seeing with a lot of these militant groups that make headlines is only the wrath part and no mercy. And this is not how I understand Islam. This is not what the Quran says … If you're not seeing mercy, you're not seeing Islam. If you're only seeing the wrath, you're not seeing Islam." — David (now Dawud…