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Marchers walk up 18th Street in Philadelphia toward the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul on Sunday, Sept. 28 for the Walk for Life rally. (Sarah Webb)
September 30th, 2014

Rally draws leading lights, and the humblest, in cause of life

Hundreds joined the Walk for Life in Philadelphia on a very busy Sunday, listening to top speakers, walking through the city and praying at the cathedral to witness to the sanctity of life.

October 2nd, 2014

Today’s teaching on the family

See the daily excerpt from the preparatory catechesis for the 2015 World Meeting of Families, “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive.”

October 1st, 2014

Family recalls St. Katharine Drexel’s generosity

Today is the 14th anniversary of the canonization of St. Katharine Drexel. She is well known for charity to oppressed people in America, but she also helped needy local families during the Great Depression, as one member of that family remembers today.

October 1st, 2014

Cardinals urge government to break political deadlock in Hong Kong

The two cardinals in Hong Kong urged the government to solve the present political deadlock after police used force to disperse thousands of unarmed protesters who struggled for full democracy in the city.

October 1st, 2014

Today’s teaching on the family

See the daily excerpt from the preparatory catechesis for the 2015 World Meeting of Families, “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive.”

September 30th, 2014

Walkers witness for life

Hundreds of people participated in the Walk for Life sponsored by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office for Life and Family Sunday, Sept. 28 in Philadelphia — see our photo gallery.

September 30th, 2014

Rally draws leading lights, and the humblest, in cause of life

Hundreds joined the Walk for Life in Philadelphia on a very busy Sunday, listening to top speakers, walking through the city and praying at the cathedral to witness to the sanctity of life.

September 30th, 2014

Two Catholic churches in Philadelphia officially close

St. Callistus Church in Overbrook and St. Laurentius Church in Fishtown, both unused for months, have been closed according to canon law. The cost for their repairs was deemed too expensive by their respective parishes.

September 30th, 2014

Sainthood cause for African-American priest heads to Vatican

With prayers and songs, Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago sent the investigation into the life and virtues of Father Augustus Tolton to the Vatican for further review. Born a slave, Father Tolton is the first Black Catholic diocesan priest. He died in 1897.

September 30th, 2014

Devon Prep student wins science award from Google

An interest in the environment and desire for a cleaner and safer world recently earned Devon Prep freshman Matthew Siracusa of Newtown Square a local award and regional finalist recognition in the 2014 International Google Science Fair.

September 30th, 2014

Thank you for not sharing

For people who post every thought and image of their lives on the Internet, Karen Osborne has a message of only 101 characters: It is OK to keep your photos and ideas to yourself. Not everything needs to be shared with the world.

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Walkers witness for life

Hundreds of people participated in the Walk for Life sponsored by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office for Life and Family Sunday, Sept. 28 in Philadelphia — see our photo gallery.

  • Fr. Frank Pavone, Priests for Life.Fr. Frank Pavone, Priests for Life.
  • young ladies from Bonnor/Prendi.young ladies from Bonnor/Prendi.
  • Rally at Love Park.Rally at Love Park.
  • Katherine O'Morchoe from center city.Katherine O'Morchoe from center city.
  • Aisha White, Colana tymes, Hailey White from St Charles B Phila.Aisha White, Colana tymes, Hailey White from St Charles B Phila.
  • Bobby Schindler from Terri Schiavo Life and Hope Network speaks on "Protecting our Medically Vulnerable Brothers and Sisters".Bobby Schindler from Terri Schiavo Life and Hope Network speaks on "Protecting our Medically Vulnerable Brothers and Sisters".
  • Jessica Grono who had cerebal palsy speaks on living lie to it's fullest.Jessica Grono who had cerebal palsy speaks on living lie to it's fullest.
  • Young men from Roman Catholic were on hand to help out during the rally.Young men from Roman Catholic were on hand to help out during the rally.
  • Rebecca Weber from Archbishop Carroll (visually impaired) is excited to meet Jessica Grono after she spoke on "Living Life to it's Fullest".Rebecca Weber from Archbishop Carroll (visually impaired) is excited to meet Jessica Grono after she spoke on "Living Life to it's Fullest".
  • Giovanna Romero from Latinos Por vida speaks on "Movilizando a Los Latinos Para Defender La Vida".Giovanna Romero from Latinos Por vida speaks on "Movilizando a Los Latinos Para Defender La Vida".
  • Amir Coleman, Louis Alicea (Our Lady of Confidence School), Leilani Coleman, Elsa Alicea from Holy Innocence.Amir Coleman, Louis Alicea (Our Lady of Confidence School), Leilani Coleman, Elsa Alicea from Holy Innocence.
  • Enya Herdsman, in her walk tee shirt, with Merilda Morgan from St Raymond.Enya Herdsman, in her walk tee shirt, with Merilda Morgan from St Raymond.
  • Holly Wright and other members of Latinos Por La Vida traveled from New York City for the walk.Holly Wright and other members of Latinos Por La Vida traveled from New York City for the walk.
  • Juanita Mason sings along with one of the choirs as they perform.Juanita Mason sings along with one of the choirs as they perform.
  • Catie Payne, Alyssa Sanchez, and David Sao from The Culture Project spreading the word with a visual aide.Catie Payne, Alyssa Sanchez, and David Sao from The Culture Project spreading the word with a visual aide.
  • First Annual Walk for Life.First Annual Walk for Life.
  • The marchers leave Love Park and head west on JFK Boulevard.The marchers leave Love Park and head west on JFK Boulevard.
  • Marchers walk up 18th Street in Philadelphia toward the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul on Sunday, Sept. 28 for the Walk for Life rally. (Sarah Webb)Marchers walk up 18th Street in Philadelphia toward the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul on Sunday, Sept. 28 for the Walk for Life rally. (Sarah Webb)
  • walk arriving at the Cathedral.walk arriving at the Cathedral.
  • Fr Gil at beginning of holy hour.Fr Gil at beginning of holy hour.
  • Jeanine Baker from SS Phillip and James in Exton prays for life during the holy hour.Jeanine Baker from SS Phillip and James in Exton prays for life during the holy hour.
  • William Brothers prays along with his father David from St Lawrence in Upper Darby, after the walk.William Brothers prays along with his father David from St Lawrence in Upper Darby, after the walk.
  • Holly Wright from NYC prays during holy hour before mass.Holly Wright from NYC prays during holy hour before mass.
  • students from St. Lucy and Archbishop Ryan School for the Deaf perform.students from St. Lucy and Archbishop Ryan School for the Deaf perform.
  • Steven Bozza.Steven Bozza.
  • Lara Miller (left) and Meghan Dietzler attend the rally from St. Joseph's University.Lara Miller (left) and Meghan Dietzler attend the rally from St. Joseph's University.