Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Pittsburgh area Catholic leaders reacted to the election of Pope Francis and were especially fixated on his 'New World' origins and the meaning behind the name he chose. Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was selected as the new pope Wednesday.
Pittsburgh area Catholic leaders reacted to the election of Pope Francis and were especially fixated on his 'New World' origins and the meaning behind the name he chose. Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was selected the new pope Wednesday and greeted the thousands who gathered at the Vatican. Closer to home, Catholic leaders here said they are excited about the selection. "Like most Catholics I was filled with great excitement when the white smoke emerged from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel. And although I didn't know all that much about Cardinal Bergoglio, his appearance and remarks from the balcony were both quite impressive. Further, the fact that he is a member of the Jesuit religious order founded by Saint Ignatius, a saint to whom I'm…
Monday, February 11, 2013
The Vatican announces that he will step down on Feb. 28.
Pope Benedict XVI announced on Monday that he will resign effective Feb. 28, The Associated Press is reporting. According to The AP, the 85-year-old pontiff announced his decision in Latin during a meeting of Vatican cardinals on Monday morning, citing his "advanced age and diminishing strength." The pope, leader of more than a billion Roman Catholics worldwide, including those at Baldwin Borough's Saint Albert the Great and Saint Elizabeth of Hungary churches and Whitehall Borough's St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin Church and Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God campus, emphasized that the duties require "both strength of mind and body." The Rev. James Orr, pastor at Saint Albert's, reacted to the news. "Pope Benedict's …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
What's the best pizza place in town? Who has the best lawn service? Here are your picks for Readers' Choice.
All summer long, you've nominated and voted for your favorite Baldwin-Whitehall spots in categories ranging from Best Italian Food to Best Appetizers to Best Women's Clothing. We've tallied all of your poll votes, and now, it's time to announce the winners. See below for our complete list of Readers' Choice 2012 titleholders. Best Pizza Place Winner: Danny's Pizza & Hoagies 2nd Place: Mm! Mm! Pizza 3rd Place: The Pizza Company Best Bar Winner: Golden Rule Bar & Grill (Legacy Lanes) 2nd Place (tie): Prior's Tap & Tavern (Caste Village) and McCoy's Pub Best Coffee/Cappucino Winner: The Dancing Bean (Caste Village) 2nd Place: Eat'n Park Best Appetizers Winner: Michael's Restaurant & Lounge 2nd Place: Italian Oven Restaurant (Caste Village) …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Tell us which is the best preschool/day care in B-W so that we can find out the Readers' Choice 2012 winner.
What is the best preschool/day care in Baldwin-Whitehall? Patch is asking you, your friends, your family, your neighbors, your co-workers and anyone else who knows about Baldwin-Whitehall to vote for the best businesses, services and professionals in Baldwin Borough, Whitehall Borough and Baldwin Township. The nominations for best preschool/day care are in, and we're now asking you to vote for a winner in the poll above by Aug. 17! We encourage you to vote in ALL of our categories. Click here for the complete list. Thank you in advance for your participation. Don't forget to tell your friends on Facebook, Twitter and email!
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Also, two sewage items, SHAADD members continue to ask for a community rights ban on drilling, and other notes.
Shade Tree Commission The Whitehall Borough Council unanimously passed a resolution on Wednesday night to enter into a multi-municipal Shade Tree Commission with nearby Baldwin and Brentwood boroughs. Brentwood, Baldwin and Whitehall—along with the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Carrick and Overbrook—are already part of multi-municipal planning group for the Route 51 corridor, and the Shade Tree Commission would be an extension of that cooperation. The commission will be made up of nine non-compensated members appointed for five-year terms, with the possible addition of three other members. "This is a good thing," said Whitehall Mayor James F. Nowalk, who has been championing the commission idea. "It's purely advisory and will result in …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Cardinal Bevilacqua, who was bishop of the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese from 1983-87, died in his sleep on Tuesday night.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The Associated Press is reporting that Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua died in his sleep on Tuesday night at the age of 88. The retired head of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia was an uncharged central figure in a child sex-abuse case that involves the alleged shuffling of predator priests to unwitting parishes, the AP reports. Bevilacqua died days after lawyers battled over his competence to testify at an upcoming trial at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary—in the Philadelphia suburb of Wynnewood—after battling dementia and an undisclosed form of cancer, an archdiocese spokeswoman told the AP. Bevilacqua had been the spiritual leader of the 1.5 million-member Archdiocese of Philadelphia from 1988 until his retirement in 2003. The Pittsburgh Post-…
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Here are five events in and around Baldwin-Whitehall to check out this weekend!
Welcome to the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch's Weekend Planner! Got no idea what you'll do this weekend? Patch is coming to the rescue. We've got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check out our top picks for this weekend to find something for everyone in the family to enjoy. It's a good idea to have cash ready for these events. 1. Ladies' Night Out Purse & Cash Bash Where?/When?: Castle Shannon Volunteer Fire Department/Friday, Jan. 27, 7 p.m. Why Go?: Come to the Castle Shannon Fire Hall on Route 88 on Friday for a chance to win purses and/or cash! This fundraiser features handbags from Coach, Louis Vuitton, kate spade, Brahmin, Michael Kors and others. Raffle tickets will be sold that night for prizes valued at up to $200. …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Here are 10 events happening in or around the Baldwin-Whitehall area this weekend.
Welcome to the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch's Weekend Planner! Got no idea what you'll do this weekend? Patch is coming to the rescue. We've got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check out our top picks for this weekend to find something for everyone in the family to enjoy. It's a good idea to have cash ready for these events. 1. Book Babies Where?/When?: Whitehall Public Library/Thursday, Jan. 12, 11 a.m. Why Go?: Book Babies programs offer children aged 2 years and younger and their caregivers a chance to share time together at the library. During the 20-30 minute programs, babies and their grown-ups will be exposed to language, books, songs and playful activities in a positive and supportive atmosphere. Pricing: FREE. 2. Tai …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Here are 10 events in and around B-W to check out this weekend.
Welcome to the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch's Weekend Planner! Got no idea what you'll do this weekend? Patch is coming to the rescue. We've got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check out our top picks for this weekend to find something for everyone in the family to enjoy. It's a good idea to have cash ready for these events. 1. 8th Annual Crèche Display Where?/When?: Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God/Friday-Saturday, Dec. 2-3, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Why Go?: The Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God invite everyone to take a moment to stop, relax and reflect upon the true meaning of Christmas at their 8th Annual Crèche Display. Over 280 crèches and nativity scenes will be on display in the Sisters' lecture hall…
Thursday, December 1, 2011
'The Lord be with you.' 'And with your spirit.'
As the old saying goes: The only constant is change. Used to reciting the same words everytime that you celebrate the Catholic Mass? Better pick up that missal, or missalette. You know what that is. It's that book next to your coat at the end of the pew—yes, the one with all of the songs in it. Starting this past Sunday, the Catholic missal, which contains the words used during Mass, has changed to include more Latin-based, and often archaic, language. For example, the response to "The Lord be with you" is no longer "And also with you." It is now "And with your spirit." Other changes include "One in being with the Father" to "Consubstantial with the Father" and "Lord, I am not worthy to receive you" to "Lord, I am not worthy that you …