Local pro-life month starts with march, Masses and welcome to the Sisters of Life
Sunday, Sept. 25 was Respect Life Sunday in the Philadelphia Archdiocese and it was celebrated through Mass at St. Edmond's Home, a rally in the city and the introduction of a growing congregation of sisters to Philadelphia.
Revival raises the Cathedral’s old roof in two days of prayer and song
The Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul was filled to capacity Sept. 26-27 for powerful preaching by a New Orleans deacon, moving music by the Philadelphia Catholic Mass Choir and fervent prayers of Black Catholics and other faithful.
AbbeyFest offers up music and prayer in day-long event
The annual festival at Daylesford Abbey in Paoli drew thousands of teenagers, young adults and parents from across the Archdiocese of Philadelphia some of the biggest names in Christian pop music Sept. 24, ending at night with benediction.
Respect Life Month begins with rally in Philadelphia
Witnessing to the value of all human life, Catholics and others of good will gathered for a respect life rally and march Sunday, Sept. 25 through center city Philadelphia.
‘Moved by Mercy’ is theme of Respect Life Month, yearlong observance
The first Sunday of October, which is Oct. 2 this year, is Respect Life Sunday, and kicks off what is a yearlong pro-life program for the U.S. Catholic Church.
U.S. bishops carefully teaching ‘Amoris Laetitia,’ report says
A committee of the national bishops' conference, led by Archbishop Chaput, surveyed dioceses to determine how the papal exhortation "The Joy of Love" has been received and implemented since April.
Vatican concerned about North Korea’s nuclear capabilities
"The peace and stability" of the Korean peninsula and the integrity of the international nuclear nonproliferation pacts are at stake after North Korea in early September tested its fifth nuclear device.
Dutch cardinal warns Canadian bishops about euthanasia
Dutch Cardinal Willem Eijk told the Catholic bishops of Canada, where euthanasia was recently legalized, that the euthanasia progresses from the old, to the sick, to children. The Netherlands has permitted it since 2002.
Pope Francis endorses Mexican bishops on family marches
Pope Francis' endorsement of pro-family marches surprised people who saw his speeches in the country in February as being critical of a conservative Mexican church hierarchy.
Calendar of Events
Organ concert hosted Sunday at Miraculous Medal Shrine
A world-renowned organist will play a musical program featuring the new organ at the shrine in Germantown on Sunday, Oct. 2. A workshop for organists will be held Saturday, Oct. 1 at the shrine.
Archdiocesan priest to receive 2016 Claver Award
The Knights of Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary will present their annual Claver Award to Father Rayford E. Emmons on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.
Day of reflection focuses on God’s merciful love
Sister Sarah Butler, M.S.B.T., will present the day-long program at St. Ignatius Parish, Yardley, on Saturday, Oct. 1.
Black Catholics’ Office sponsors Revival 2016 in Phila.
The pews of the venerable Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul were filled with joyful, prayerful Black Catholic faithful for a two-day revival Sept. 26-27 -- watch a video.
AbbeyFest draws thousands for rocking music fair
Abbey Faith and Music Festival brought teenagers, young adults and parents to the grounds of Daylesford Abbey in Paoli for a big party including games, food, time for prayer and some of the biggest names in Christian pop music all day long and into the night.